NHS Dental Care Treatments

NHS Prices

Under the NHS, unless you are exempt from paying the charges, all patients will have to pay the fees below. These fee are laid down by the government and you can find out more about these fees from our reception team on 01273 462277

Band One Course of treatment: £18.80
This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealants. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.

Band Two Course of treatment: £51.30
This covers everything in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentists needs to take out one of more of your teeth.

Band Three Course of treatment: £222.50
This covers everything in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.

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  • Surgery Hours
    If you need to be seen as an emergency within our normal hours please call us on 01273 462277
    We can only book Emergency appointments on the day, they can not be pre-booked any further in advance. We have limited slots so please attempt to contact us as soon as possible.
  • Out of Hours EDS
    If you need to be seen as an emergency and it is out of hours please call EDS on 01903 230364
    Central Clinic, Stoke Abbot Road, Worthing BN11 1HE
    Please telephone between:
    Monday-Friday: 5.30pm–10pm
    Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays: 8.30am–1pm

NHS Treatment

Please see below to determine if we are currently accepting NHS patients. If it is blue then we are, if it is red then we are not.

The practice offers a full range of NHS treatments dependant upon the patient’s commitment to maintaining oral health.

Patients can request services, and express a preference of dentist via the receptionist depending on availability.

The NHS price structure changed in April 2006 with treatments falling into three bands. See NHS Prices for a break down of the new NHS fee structure on this page.

NHS Private Dentist West Sussex

Some treatments are not available under the NHS but your dentist will give you a fully itemised treatment plan, listing all the options available to you at the time of your initial consultation.

Fees are due once your dental care starts

You may qualify for full or partial exemption from charges, please ask for advice.

Things you should know!

Missed Appointments
At NHS Dentist we do not charge for missed appointments or late cancellations for NHS work, if you fail to cancel an appointment without 24 hours notice TWICE (8 working hours notice so you would be expected to cancel a Monday early morning appointment by Friday lunchtime) we will no longer treat you. However we do charge for missed appointments for private treatment e.g. private hygienist – full cost.

Scale & Polish
We will provide you with a Scale & Polish if the dentist decides it is clinically necessary, you are not automatically entitled to this if they fill it is not required. Shoreham Dental Centre has the best oral health interests at heart and our Dentists will perform this if it is required. The treatment its self consists of removing plaque and tartar from the teeth, cleaning out the pockets between the teeth and the gums and polishing the teeth. There are those patients who have more serious periodontal problems may be referred by the to the hygienist with a view to performing a longer periodontal treatment if they feel that a basic scale will not resolve an ongoing oral health issue.