nhs dental care
The Southport Dental Practice provides NHS Dentistry.
We are currently taking on adults and children as new NHS patients. Simply call 01704 542342 or drop in to make an appointment while we still have availability.
Alternatively, we would be happy to see you as a private patient.
Oasis is committed to ensuring that all its patients benefit from high quality clinical care and customer service - whether they choose to access dental care as an NHS or private patient.
So, as an NHS patient at The Southport Dental Practice you can be confident that we will do our best to not only provide you with excellent NHS dentistry, but that you’ll also benefit from great customer care in a relaxed environment.
NHS dental care is designed for everyone, whatever your age or however long it is since you last saw a dentist. NHS dentists are there to provide the treatment that is necessary to maintain the health of your mouth, teeth and gums.
There are three standard charges for all NHS dental treatments. This makes it easier to know how much you may need to pay for the care you receive.
Band 1 - This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg: x-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, and a scale and polish if needed. Urgent treatment when you need to see a dentist immediately is also a Band 1 charge. This charge for this level of treatment is £18.50 in England and £13 in Wales.
Band 2 - This covers everything listed in Band 1, above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth. This charge for this level of treatment is £50.50 in England and £42 in Wales.
Band 3 - This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges. This treatment charge is £219.00 in England and £180.90 in Wales.
All charges apply to an overall course of treatment, and not the individual items within the course of treatment. You will only pay one charge for each course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it.
Some people, such as under 18s and pregnant women, are exempt from charges – just ask any member of our team for more information before you have any treatment with us.
Some treatments, including those of a cosmetic nature such as white fillings and crowns, are not routinely available under the NHS. However, our dentists may be able to do such treatment for you privately or refer you to another Oasis practice if it is a private service we do not currently offer. Simply, ask your dentist about the options available to enhance the appearance of your smile when you have your next check up.
If you’ve any questions about NHS dentistry at The Southport Dental Practice please call us on 01704 542342 or click here.
For full information about NHS dentistry please visit www.nhs.uk