John G Plummer & Assosiates Dental Surgeons


NHS Dental Care

Paying for NHS treatment

If you normally pay for NHS dental treatment, there will be three standard charges. The amount you pay will depend on the treatment you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You will pay one charge even if you need to visit more than once to complete a course of treatment. Exceptions are when an emergencies arises during a course of treatment, you may incur an emergency fee for the emergency.

As from the 1st April 2019, one of the following three charges will be applicable:

BandCost Description
Band 1 £22.70 This charge will include an examination, diagnosis and preventive care. If necessary, this will include X-rays, scale and polish, and planning for further treatment.
Band 2 £62.10 This charge includes all necessary treatment covered by Band 1 PLUS additional treatment such as fillings, root canal treatment or extractions.
Urgent and out-of-hours care £22.70
Emergency care
Band 3 £269.30 This charge includes all necessary treatment covered by Band 1 or 2 PLUS more complex procedures such as crowns, dentures or bridges.
Lost/broken applaince



Lost/Damage beyond repair (appliance) 


If you need more treatment at the same band level (e.g. an additional filling) within two months of seeing your dentist, this will be free of charge. This applies to Band 2 or 3 courses only and excludes urgent treatment.

NHS Care – “The NHS provides all the treatment necessary to secure and maintain your preventative care. There are some treatments (mainly cosmetic) that are not normally available under the NHS and you may choose to have these provided privately. You may also choose to have some treatment provided privately as an alternative to NHS treatment. The dentist will discuss these options with you so that you can make an informed choice.”

Please see the Official NHS website for more information. Official NHS Website

  1. We accept all payment methods (excluding American Express).
  2. You may be expected to pay a percentage of your treatment cost at each visit.
  3. Full payment should be made at the completion of treatment.