New PatientsWe are currently accepting new patients to the practice on the National Health Service (NHS). If you would like to be seen at the practice on the NHS you will need to come into the practice to complete a Medical History Form.
Existing PatientsExisting patients that need to book an appointment can do so by ringing the practice on - 01625 422 502. Patients who have not attended within 2 years will no longer be patients at the practice.
FAQQ. Do I have to pay for NHS Dental Treatment?
A. You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts, you are:
- aged under 18
- under 19 and receiving full-time education
- pregnant or a mother who has had a baby in the previous 12 months
- staying in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist
- an NHS Hospital Dental Service outpatient (however, you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges).
you are included in an award of
- income Support
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- pension Credit guarantee credit
- you are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate, or you are entitled to an NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- you are named on a valid HC2 certificate
You will not be exempt from paying if you receive Incapacity Benefit, contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance, contribution-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit or Pension Credit savings credit, when paid on their own. Medical conditions do not exempt patients from payment for dental treatment.
You will be asked for written proof that you do not have to pay for all or part of your NHS treatment. You will also be asked to sign a form to confirm that you do not have to pay. If your name is on a valid HC3 certificate, you may not have to pay for all your treatment. Checks are made on free and reduced cost treatment claims. If you say you have the right to free treatment when you do not, you may incur a penalty charge.
Q. What treatments should I expect to be provided under the NHS?
A. You will be able to have all treatment provided under the NHS that your dentist feels is clinically necessary in order to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy.
Q. How often should I go to the dentist?
A. You should see a dentist regularly for routine check-ups even if you are not experiencing any problems with your mouth or teeth. Attending regularly helps you and your dentist to keep your mouth, teeth and gums in good health and pain free. Your dentist will tell you how often you will need a routine check-up.
Q. How to make an appointment?
A. Patients are advised to call or visit the practice of your choice to register their details and make an appointment. You will be asked to complete a medical history form. We will endeavour to meet any requests to see specific dentist where possible. We value our current patients continued support and look forward to welcoming new patients to our practice very soon.