nhs-national-services-scotlandNeilston Dental Surgery offer both private and NHS dental services to patients. When registering we will ask patients if they wish to be registered as NHS or Private patient. With NHS patients, there may be some services that are not offered on the NHS, such as cosmetic dentistry. However, NHS patients can opt to pay for private treatments in addition to their NHS dentistry treatments if they wish to do so.

NHS Payment Contributions

Although the majority of NHS care is free, with dentistry you may have to pay a contribution to the cost of your care depending on your circumstances.

Unless you are in one of the categories below, as of October 2017, you will require to pay 80% of the cost of your NHS dental treatment up to a maximum of £384 per course of treatment.

You can see a typical range of treatment charges on the NHS Scotland website at the link below:

Typical charges for NHS dentistry in Scotland (link to https://www.scottishdental.org/public/treatment-charges/)

NHS treatment covers any dental treatment your dentist deems necessary to secure oral health and does not cover cosmetic treatment.

Free NHS Treatment

NHS dental treatment is free for you if you belong to one of the following categories:

  • Income Support
  • Universal Credit
  • You have an NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate
  • Which includes an element for a child and/or limited capability for work or limited capability for work related activity, and had no earning (take-home pay) or net earnings of £935 or less during the most recent assessment period.
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Under 18 years of age
  • 18 and in full time education
  • Expecting a baby
  • Had baby in the last 12 months

At any time, we are happy to advise you on the paperwork you need to show to receive free NHS dental work and we will always advise on costs upfront before any work is carried out.