Fees and finance

The NHS makes its charges for dental work based on three different treatment bands:

I have been a long term patient of Dr. S Surendra and have always had excellent treatment and advice from him.
- Alec Knight

You do not have to pay for NHS treatment if, when the treatment starts, you are:

You also do not have to pay if, when the treatment starts, you are:

You will not be exempt from paying because you receive Incapacity Benefit, contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance, contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit or Pension Credit savings credit, when paid on their own. Medical conditions do not exempt patients from payment for dental treatment.

You will be asked to show your dentist written proof that you do not have to pay for all or part of your NHS treatment. You will also be asked to sign a form to confirm that you do not have to pay. If your name is on a valid HC3 certificate, you may not have to pay for all your treatment. Checks are made on free and reduced cost treatment claims. If you say you have the right to free treatment when you do not, you may incur a penalty charge.

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