Alongside our 27,000 supporters we’ve convinced the Government to take action. In response to our campaign the Government has announced that it will act to ensure dentistry charges and treatment plans are clearer and easier to understand. This announcement came as part of the Government's 'A better deal' plan to bring down bills for families. The improvements are set to be made by Spring 2016.
There are three standard charges for all NHS treatment, known as bands 1, 2 and 3. The costs are set annually by the Department of Health.
This covers examination, diagnosis (including x-rays), scale and polish (if needed), application of fluoride or fissure sealant and preventative advice.
Covers everything listed in band 1, plus further treatments such as fillings, root canal work or tooth removal
Covers everything in bands 1 and 2, plus treatments such as crowns dentures and bridges.