Regent Dental Practice
Accepting NHS Patients
We will carefully together with you go over the available treatment plans and options.
The NHS will provide any treatment that you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain. Following a full examination we will provide you with a treatment option that is clinically appropriate.
NHS Dentist in Cambridge - Regent Dental Practice
NHS Dentist in Cambridge - Regent Dental
You can visit the NHS website to find out when/if you may have to pay for your NHS dental treatment www.nhs.uk
You will not be charged for individual items within a course of treatment. Depending on what you need to have done, you should only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it.
You must pay the statutory charge for NHS dental treatment, unless you are entitled to free or reduced cost NHS dental services. Details of what entitles you to free or reduced cost dental treatment is shown below.
NO CHARGE IN NHS DENTISTRY ;
If on the first day of treatment:
- you are under 18 years of age
- you are aged 18 and in full-time education
- you are pregnant
- you have had a child in the last 12 months
If during the course of treatment you receive, or are included in an award (as a claimant, partner, or dependent person under 20) of:
- Income Support (Incapacity benefit and Disability Living Allowance does NOT count)
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (Contribution-based does NOT count)
- Income-related Employment & Support Allowance (Contribution-related does NOT count)
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (Savings Credit on its own does NOT count)
- Universal Credit (in the last assessment period there were no earnings, or earnings were within the allowed limit, please check at www.nhs.uk/healthcosts)
If you are named on one of the following certificates that are valid during your course of treatment:
- HC2 Certificate
- NHS tax credit exemption certificate/card (or entitled to one)
ONLY THE BENEFITS/CERTIFICATES LISTED ABOVE ENTITLE YOU TO FREE NHS DENTAL SERVICES
- If you are named on an HC3 certificate that is valid during your course of treatment
- If you feel you would benefit from help with NHS charges in the future, you may wish to make an application to the NHS Low Income Scheme which provides full or partial help with costs.
To find out more about the NHS Low Income Scheme or for more information on help with health costs, please visit www.nhs.uk/healthcosts
NHS Dental Charges Regent Dental Cambridge
Band 1 course of treatment
This covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish and planning for further treatment.
Band 2 course of treatment
This covers all treatment covered by Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).
Band 3 course of treatment
This covers all treatment covered by Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges
Not Available On The NHS in Regent Dental Practice
The NHS provides all necessary dental care and treatment. There are some treatments (mainly cosmetic) which are not available under the NHS. Cosmetic treatment options such as teeth whitening, which you may want to make your teeth more attractive but which are not clinically necessary, and you may choose to have these privately.
If you have a NHS or private dental insurance then your dental treatment may be fully covered. We strongly advise that following your assessment visit, you confirm with the insurance company that you are covered under your insurance policy before going ahead with the treatment.