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NHS Dental Care Services

We work closely with the Primary Care Trust and are committed to providing a high standard of dental treatment for our NHS patients. All our patients receive the same quality of service and care in all of our practices and procedures follow the same rules laid down by the NHS.

How much will I pay for NHS dental treatment?

If you normally pay for NHS dental treatment, the amount you spend will depend on what treatment you need.

Some people don’t have to pay for NHS dental treatment – see Who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment in England?

NHS dental charges

There are three NHS charge bands. From April 2018 to March 2019, the costs are as follows:

Band 1 – £21.60
  • Examinations
  • Scale and polish
  • X-rays
  • Diagnosis and advice
Band 2 – £59.10
  • Covers everything in band 1
  • Fillings
  • Root canal treatment
  • Extractions
Band 3 – £256.50
  • Covers everything in band 1 & 2
  • Crowns
  • Dentures
  • Bridges

Emergency appointments

We provide same day emergency appointments at all of our practices. Emergency appointments become available on the day and work on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All of our practices take calls from 9:00 am so if you need an emergency appointment it is wise to call first thing to avoid disappointment.

Out of hours emergencies

For emergencies outside of practice hours, please contact the following NHS dental emergency numbers:

  • Greater Manchester – 0161 337 2246
  • Bolton – 01204 463222
  • Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale, Bury – 0161 763 8941
  • Ashton, Leigh, Warrington – 01744 673803
  • Merseyside – 0151 300 8349
  • Preston – 01772 777397
  • East Lancs, Blackburn, Darwen – 0845 533 3230