Every one of us should receive high-quality dental care under NHS dental services. Unlike GP services, you don’t need to register with a dentist around your catchment area. This rule allows you to choose a dental practice which is convenient to you, either near to your house or close to your work.
NHS Dentist in Braintree
New NHS Patients at Dentalogica
Are you looking for an NHS Dentist in Braintree for emergency treatment? Have you moved to Braintree recently and looking for NHS dentist who is taking new patients?
Unlike many other dental practices in Braintree, we are always happy to provide you dental treatments when you urgently need dental care. We are accepting new NHS patients at Dentalogica. Once you or your family come to our clinic, you will be asked to fill out a form with necessary personal details.
If you recently moved to Braintree (CM7), just complete the form, selecting “New NHS Patient Registration” in the “Service Required” to set an appointment with our practice.
Dental Charges for NHS Treatments
NHS treatment is categorised into three bands. Charges apply to courses of treatment rather than each item or visit. Additional treatment is provided cost-free if it is in the same band (or less) and within two months of completing a course of treatment.
What is included in each NHS dental band charge?
Band 1 course of treatment: £20.60
- clinical examination, case assessment and report
- orthodontic case assessment and report
- advice, dental charting, diagnosis and treatment planning
- radiographic examination and radiological report
- study casts
- colour photographs
- instruction in the prevention of dental and oral disease, including dietary advice and dental hygiene instruction
- surface application as primary preventive measures of sealants and topical fluoride preparations
- scaling, polishing and marginal correction of fillings
- taking material for pathological examination
- adjustments to, and easing off, dentures or orthodontic appliances
- treatment of sensitive cementum
Band 2 course of treatment: £56.30
- non-surgical periodontal treatment (gum disease treatment), including root-planing, deep scaling, irrigation of periodontal pockets and subgingival curettage and all necessary scaling and polishing
- surgical periodontal treatment, including gingivectomy, gingivoplasty or removal of an operculum, raising and replacement of a mucoperiosteal flap, curettage, root planning and bone resection
- free gingival grafts
- permanent fillings in amalgam, composite resin, synthetic resin, glass ionomer, compomers, silicate or silico-phosphate, including acid etch retention
- sealant restorations
- endodontic treatments (root canal treatment) of permanent or retained deciduous teeth, pulpotomy and apicoectomy
- extraction of teeth
- transplantation of teeth
- oral surgery including surgical removal of cyst, buried root, unerupted tooth, impacted tooth or exostosed tooth and alveolectomy
soft tissue surgery concerning the buccal cavity and lips
- frenectomy, frenuloplasty, frenotomy
- relining and rebasing dentures including soft linings
- addition of tooth, clasp, labial or buccal flange to dentures
- splints (other than laboratory made splints) concerning periodontally compromised teeth and connection with external trauma
- bite raising appliances (other than laboratory made appliances)
Band 3 course of treatment: £244.30
- laboratory made porcelain or composite veneers, including acid etch retention
- inlays, pinlays, onlays and palatal veneers, in alloys containing 60% or more fine gold, porcelain, composite resin and ceramics
- crowns including any pin or post aids to retention:
- full or three-quarter crown cast in alloys containing not less than 33⅓% fine gold or platinum or palladium
- full or jacket crown cast in alloys containing stainless steel or cobalt chromium or nickel chromium
- crown in porcelain, synthetic resin and other non-metallic crowns
- full or jacket crowns in alloys containing not less than 33⅓% fine gold or platinum or palladium, or alloys containing stainless steel or cobalt chromium or nickel chromium, with thermally bonded porcelain
- jacket crown thermally bonded to wrought platinum coping
- prefabricated full or jacket crown, including any pin or post retention
- bridges including any pin or post aids to retention:
- bridges in alloys containing 60% or more fine gold with or without thermally bonded facings
- bridges cast in alloys containing stainless steel, cobalt chromium or nickel chromium, with or without thermally bonded facings
- acid etch retained bridges
- bridges in other materials
- provision of full (completed) or partial dentures, overdentures and obturators in synthetic resin or metal or both synthetic resin and metal, including any cast or wrought metal components or aids to retention
- orthodontic treatment and appliances
- other custom made applications excluding sports guards
Visit NHS website for more information.
NHS Dental Care Fees Exemption Conditions:
You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if, when your treatment starts, you are:
- under 18
- under 19 and in full-time education
- pregnant or you’ve had a baby within the 12 months before treatment starts
- staying in an NHS hospital and the hospital dentist carries out your treatment
- an NHS Hospital Dental Service outpatient (although you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges)
You can also get free NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts or when you’re asked to pay:
- you’re included in an award of Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit guarantee credit or Universal credit (check entitlement after October 31, 2015)
- you’re named on, or entitled to, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- you’re named on a valid HC2 certificate
If you’re named on a valid HC3 certificate, you may not have to pay for all your NHS dental treatment. HC2 and HC3 certificates are issued under the NHS Low Income Scheme.
If you receive any of the following benefits you will not be exempt from paying for NHS dental treatment unless you also fall under one of the categories listed above:
- Incapacity Benefit
- contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance
- Council Tax Benefit
- Housing Benefit
- Pension Credit savings credit
Visit NHS website for more information.
Our dental patients also come from Braintree, Rayne, Bartholomew Green, Great Notley, Black Notley, Cressing, Bradwell, Pattiswich, Stisted, Blake End, Bannister Green, Cock Green, Willows Green, White Notley, etc.