NHS dental care
As an NHS patient at an Oasis practice, you can be confident
that we will not only aim to provide you with excellent NHS
dentistry, but that you'll also benefit from great customer care in
a relaxed environment.
At Oasis, patient care comes first. That's why we are committed
to ensuring as many people as possible can benefit from quality
clinical care and customer service - whether they choose to access
dental care as an NHS or private patient.
Oasis provides NHS dentistry in England and Wales and Health
Service dentistry in Northern Ireland and many are currently
accepting new patients.
NHS dental care is designed for everyone, whatever your age or
however long it is since you last saw a dentist. NHS dentists are
there to provide the treatment that is necessary to maintain the
health of your mouth, teeth and gums.
There are three standard charges for all NHS dental treatments.
This makes it easier to know how much you may need to pay for the
care you receive.
Band 1 - This covers an examination, diagnosis
(eg: x-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, and a scale
and polish if needed. Urgent treatment when you need to see a
dentist immediately is also a Band 1 charge. The charge for this
level of treatment is £18.00 in England and
£12.70 in Wales.
Band 2 - This covers everything listed in Band
1, above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal
work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your
teeth. The charge for this level of treatment is
£49.00 in England and £41.10 in
Band 3 - This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2
above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges. The charge for this level
of treatment is £214.00 in England and
£177.00 in Wales.
All charges apply to an overall course of treatment, and not the
individual items within the course of treatment. You will only pay
one charge for each course of treatment, even if you need to visit
your dentist more than once to finish it.
Some people, such as under 18s and pregnant women, are exempt
from charges - just ask any member of our team for more information
before you have any treatment with us.
Please note that a different pricing structure operates
under Health Service dentistry in Northern Ireland.
Some treatments, including those of a cosmetic nature such as
white fillings and crowns, are not routinely available under the
NHS. However, Oasis's NHS patients can benefit from our full range
of dental care and access such treatment options privately if it's
not covered as part of their NHS care. All you need to do is ask
your Oasis dentists about the full range of options available to
enhance the appearance of your smile when you have your next check