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NHS Dentistry

At Zen Clinic we are proud to provide an excellent NHS general dental service.

Unfortunately at present we are at full capacity and unable to accept new NHS patients.

If it is NHS dentistry that you require, please use our contact us form and we will happily add your details to our waiting list. We can not guarentee a future place, but should availability arise we will contact you.

For current NHS patients further information is provided in the FAQ’s (frequently asked questions)

Frequently Asked Questions

What dental treatment is provided under the NHS?

As of 1st April 2017

Emergency dental treatment – £20.60
This covers emergency care in a primary care NHS dental practice such as pain relief or a temporary filling.

Band 1 course of treatment – £20.60
This covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate.

Band 2 course of treatment – £56.30
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or removal of teeth but not more complex items covered by Band 3.

Band 3 course of treatment – £244.30
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.

What is not available on the NHS?

The NHS will not provide cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening, which you may want to make your teeth more attractive, but which are not clinically necessary. Even where treatment is clinically necessary the dentist will offer you a treatment option that is clinically appropriate. If you choose to have alternative treatment options then you will have to pay privately for these.

As an NHS patient can I still have private treatment?

Yes. Most dentists provide both NHS and private dental treatment. Make sure you understand whether you are paying for NHS or private treatment, or a mixture of the two, before treatment begins.

As an NHS patient can I be refused treatment?

Be aware that being repeatedly late for your treatment sessions or failure to attend appointments may result in the early termination of the course of treatment.

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