Due to Brexit, the number of dentists offering services has reduced considerably. During the Pandemic, the NHS, unfortunately, does not pay enough to dentists due to the increased workload from patients. As a result, many dentists have reduced their commitment to the NHS to the point that this practice common with most other practices in the area doesn’t have enough dentists to meet the demand from patients.
Unfortunately, the choices that our patients face are that they may have to wait longer to gain access and wait longer for completing treatments.
Smart Dental Care understand the difficulties that our patients are facing. We have tried to introduce a low-cost alternative to the NHS (Independent) which may improve access for some patients whilst we recruit new dentists. We apologise in the meanwhile for the disruption caused to patients as a result.
The dental charges are as follows:
Emergency dental treatment – £25.80
This covers emergency care in a primary care NHS dental practice such as pain relief or a temporary filling.
Band 1 course of treatment – £25.80
This covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate.
Band 2 course of treatment – £70.70
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or removal of teeth but not more complex items covered by Band 3.
Band 3 course of treatment – £306.80
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.
Please complete the form below to register your interest in joining the Practice as an NHS patient. If the Practice is accepting NHS patients then one of our team will contact you within the next few days to register you and book your first appointment.
If your preferred Practice is not accepting NHS patients at the moment then your name will be added to the waiting list and we will be in touch once we have NHS patient capacity.
All our Practices are able to accept private patients - please call 0330 134 4737 to register as a private patient. New patient examinations start from £50 including a check up, treatment plan and 2 small Xrays.
By completing the registration form below you agree that Smart Dental Care can contact you by telephone or email to advise you when an NHS place becomes available, or to offer alternative solutions to your dental care if applicable. Your data will not be shared or used for any other purpose.
We are currently accepting NHS patient registrations at the following practices: