‘NHS’ on illuminated board in dental treatment room

NHS Treatments

Band 1 - £14.70

This covers:

  • Examination
  • Diagnosis, advice and X-rays
  • Fluoride varnish & fissure sealant
  • Further treatment planning

Band 2 - £47.00

Everything in band 1 plus additional treatment such as:

Band 3 - £203.00

Everything in band 1 & 2 plus more complex procedures:

Urgent treatment - £14.70

NHS Band 2 treatments must be paid in full at the time of booking.

NHS Band 3 treatments can be paid in instalments and must be paid in full before your final appointment is due.

Who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment?

You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if, when your treatment starts, you are:

  • under 18
  • under 19 and in full-time education
  • pregnant or you’ve had a baby in the 12 months before treatment starts
  • staying in an NHS hospital and the hospital dentist carries out your treatment
  • an NHS hospital dental service outpatient (although you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges)

You can also get free NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts or when you’re asked to pay:

  • you’re included in an award of Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit guarantee credit
  • you’re named on, or entitled to, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • you’re named on a valid HC2 certificate
  • If you’re named on a valid HC3 certificate, you may not have to pay for all your NHS dental treatment. HC2 and HC3 certificates are issued under the NHS Low Income Scheme - see below

You will not be exempt from paying for NHS dental treatment because you receive one of the benefits below when paid on their own:

  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit savings credit

If you are included in an award of Universal Credit, and your net earnings for the most recent assessment period must also be £435 or less (or £935 or less if your Universal credit includes an element for a child or you have limited capability for work).

Benefit status

If you are entitled to help with paying for your NHS treatment, you must specify the type of benefit you receive on your Patient Declaration Form for each course of treatment you receive. If you do not declare your entitlement, you will be obliged to pay for your treatment at Reception and re-claim it yourself directly from NHS Wales. You are not required to show our team proof of your benefit status. However, if you falsely state on your Patient Declaration Form that you are in receipt of benefits you may be fined up to £100 by NHS Wales.

NHS Low Income Scheme

The NHS Low Income Scheme provides income-related help to people not exempt from charges but who may be entitled to full or partial help with healthcare costs if they have a low income. Anyone can apply as long as they don’t have savings or investments over the capital limit. In England, the capital limit is £16,000 (or £23,250 if you live permanently in a care home).

Help is based on a comparison between your weekly income and assessed requirements at the time the claim is made. Entitlement broadly follows Income Support rules to decide how much, if anything, you have to pay towards your healthcare costs, including dental treatment costs.

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) website has more information about the NHS Low Income Scheme, including how to apply.

Any questions?

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8.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-5pm
Fri & Sat
8.30am-12.30pm & 1pm-4pm
Sun Closed

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Map showing location of Ruabon Road Dental Practice in Wrexham

96 Ruabon Rd,
Wrexham,
LL13 7PH

Tel:01978 364390

Email:info@wrexhamdentist.co.uk