Dental Treatment

NHS & Private Treatment

Am I entitled to NHS dental treatment?

If you are accepted as an NHS patient by a dentist then you do have an entitlement to NHS treatment.

The system encourages regular dental attendance because this is good for oral health.

You automatically qualify for free or reduced NHS dental care if you fall into any of the following catagories:

  • Aged 18 or under

  • Aged 18 and in full-time education

  • If you are pregnant

  • If you have had a baby in the last 12 months

  • Disabled Persons Tax Credit (DWA)

  • HC2 Certificate

  • HC3 Certificate

  • Receive Jobseekers Allowance

  • Receive Working Family Tax Credit


Can I have any sort of treatment on the NHS?

If you have a dentist willing to treat you as an NHS patient then you will be offered the treatment necessary to secure and maintain your oral health. The dentist will explain the treatment options including the possibility of treatment under private arrangements. As an NHS patient you can still have private treatment if you wish.

Private Treatment Options

What can I expect to get for the extra money I am paying for my private dental treatment?

  • Time spent during consultations and treatment to provide a personal service.

  • A wide choice and range of treatments.

  • A service more closely tailored to individual needs.

Opening Hours

NHS Clinics

Monday to Friday

Morning Session: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm to 5:15pm

Private Clinics

Tuesday: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12:00pm