This can cover a dental examination, diagnosis including X-rays where necessary, oral health advice, a scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative dental care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate.
This covers everything listed in Band 1, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or tooth extractions but not more complex items which are covered by Band 3.
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 however also includes laboratory work involving crowns, dentures, bridges and night guards.
You are exempt from NHS dental charges if, when the treatment starts, you are:
Aged under 18
Under 19 and receiving full-time education
Pregnant or have 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 do not have to pay if, during the course of treatment, you or your partner, receive:
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 be asked to show your dentist 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.
Please be aware that being repeatedly late for your appointments or failure to attend appointments may result in the early termination of the course of treatment.