OVERVIEW

At Smile Works we will offer the full range of NHS dental treatment your dentist believes is clinically necessary to achieve and maintain good oral health. This means that we will provide any treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy.

NHS dental treatment does not include cosmetic treatments that are not clinically necessary, such as teeth whitening. Cosmetic treatments like this are used to improve the appearance of your teeth and make them look more attractive, and are only available privately.

Even where treatment is clinically necessary the dentist will offer you a treatment option that is clinically appropriate. If you choose to have alternative treatment options then you will have to pay privately for these.

At your check-up, your dentist may:

  • Carry out a full examination of your mouth, teeth and gums
  • Ask about your general health and any problems you have had with your teeth, mouth or gums since your last visit
  • Ask about and give advice on your diet, smoking and drinking
  • Ask about your teeth-cleaning habits and give you advice on the most appropriate ways to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy
  • Explain any risks, as well as costs, of all treatment you may need
  • Discuss with you when your next visit should be

You don’t necessarily need to see your dentist every six months. Your dentist will recommend how often you should come to see them, based on your current dental health.

If you have problems with your teeth between check-ups, contact your dental practice to make an earlier appointment

AVAILABILITY

Be aware that not all Smile Work Dental Practices will have the capacity to take on new NHS patients all the time and you may have to join a waiting list or contact other practices before you find a NHS dentist with capacity to accept new patients. You should also be aware that even if you filled in a registration form at your first visit to the practice, so that the dentist can add you to their patient database, that does not mean that you have guaranteed access to a new NHS dental appointment in the future. If the dentist’s quota for NHS patients has been reached by the time you contact the practice you may not be offered an NHS appointment. In that case you can either choose to be seen privately, join a waiting list or look for a different dentist who is taking on new NHS patients.

Currently we are registering new NHS patients at:

Smile Works – Malinslee

Smile Works  – Woodside

Smile Works  – Wellington

DENTAL EMERGENCY

Dental emergency and out-of-hours care

If you require urgent treatment, please contact your usual dental practice, as they may be able to see you or direct you to an urgent care dental service. If you do not have a regular dentist, contact NHS 111 for advice on where you can get urgent care.

Emergency dental treatment will deal with the problem at hand and the fee for the treatment is currently £19.70. You may be advised to make another appointment for a separate course of non-urgent treatment. In this case, you will have to pay a second charge in the relevant treatment band.

FINANCE

0% Finance and Low cost loans are available. Affordable ways to pay for the treatment you want. Spread the cost of treatment over a period which suits you. A much more affordable alternative to credit cards or bank loans. Easy to repay by direct debit. Discuss your options with your treatment coordinator, Dentist.

NHS Charges

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. The information on this page explains what you may have to pay for your NHS dental treatment.

NHS Dental Charges from 1st April 2016

Emergency dental treatment – £19.70

Band 1 course of treatment – £19.70
This covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate.

Band 2 course of treatment – £53.90
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or removal of teeth but not more complex items covered by Band 3.

Band 3 course of treatment – £233.70
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.

Exemptions

Some patients do not have to pay these costs. If this is the case for you, the NHS will ask to see proof of your entitlement. This could be a Prescription Pre-Payment Certificate (PPC), benefit award notice or an exemption certificate. Find out if you are entitled to help with health costs.

Dishonestly claiming that you are exempt from charges is unlawful and unfair to the NHS. The NHS carries out checks to make sure people do not claim dishonestly.

Patients found to have wrongly claimed to be exempt from charges may be prosecuted for an offence that can lead to a criminal record. They would have to pay the charge due, plus a penalty charge of up to £100.

FREE CONSULTATION

Contact us to get Free consultation services for Teeth Straightening, Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Wrinkle Correction and Hydria Facial

Contact us to get Free consultation services for

Teeth Straightening

Teeth Whitening

Dental Implants

Wrinkle Correction 

Hydria Facial

NO WORRIES

0% Finance and Low cost loans are available.

Affordable ways to pay for the treatment you want.

Spread the cost of treatment over a period which suits you.

A much more affordable alternative to credit cards or bank loans.

Easy to repay by direct debit.

Discuss your options with your treatment coordinator, Dentist.

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