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Dental charges

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NHS dental charges

You may be required to pay a NHS dental charge for your treatment.

This will be explained to you at your assessment appointment.

Dental charges and banding 

Understanding NHS dental charges

Patients referred to the service for a course of treatment by an NHS general dental practitioner will be exempt from any payments, except if treatment with sedation is required.

You are exempt from paying dental charges if:

  • You are under 18 years of age
  • You are 18 years of age and in full time education
  • You are pregnant
  • You are currently in prison or a young offenders institution

Or if you receive any of the following benefits/allowances:

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit

Or if you have a valid HC2 Certificate or NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate/Card

If you have a valid HC3 Certificate then you may be eligible for reduced dental charges

Last updated: 1 February, 2019

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