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NHS Dentistry

As a registered NHS patient, you can get all the care you need to keep your mouth at a level of adequate oral health. NHS patients can still stay registered as an NHS patient but undergo cosmetic dentistry however any cosmetic work will have to be paid for on a private basis. 

Following your dental examination your dentist will be able to provide you with a detailed treatment plan and advise on what treatments and likely costs. NHS Dentistry is only available with selected dentists. 

 

WHAT TREATMENT CAN I GET AS AN NHS PATIENT?

A NHS dental examination in Scotland is free of charge for everyone. As a registered NHS patient, you can get all the care you need to keep your mouth at a level of adequate oral health. If you want any cosmetic work, you will need to pay for it privately.

Following a dental examination, the dentist will advise you on any treatment you require and the likely cost. NHS Dentistry is only available with Will Laver.

WHO GETS FREE TREATMENT ON THE NHS?

Everyone aged under 18
Those aged under 19 in full-time education
A Pregnant mother
Nursing mothers, until the baby is 12 months old
On tax credit
On pension credit
Income support
Those with certificated exemption from payment because of income
We reserve the right to see paperwork of exemption proof.
We reserve the right to charge for appointments cancelled under 24 hours regardless of exemption.

Please take evidence of any exemption with you to the dentist. If your exemption from payment changes during a course of treatment please advise the dentist

The following treatments are not available under the NHS

Adult tooth straightening
Cosmetic teeth whitening
Implants
Smile design cosmetic work
White fillings in back teeth
White crowns on back teeth

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