NHS dental treatment bands
NHS dental bands (valid from 1st April 2018). There are three bands of charges for all NHS dental treatments.
Band 1 – £21.60
This charge includes an examination, diagnosis, maintenance and preventative care, e.g. dental hygiene advice. If necessary, this will include x-rays, simple scaling, and planning further treatment.
Band 2 – £59.10
This charge covers all necessary treatment covered by the Band 1 charge, plus extra simple treatments, such as fillings, extractions, root canal treatment and surgical procedures.
Band 3 – £256.50
This charge includes all necessary treatment covered by the Band 1 & 2 charge, plus more complex procedures that includes work by a laboratory, such as bridgework, crowns and dentures.
Emergency treatment – £21.60
Most urgent treatments can be done in one appointment. Once your urgent course of treatment is complete, you may be advised to make another appointment for a separate course of non-urgent treatment. In this case, the relevant NHS banding charge will apply.