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Campaigns | Dentistry

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Mission statement

Dentists aren't doing enough to help people to make an informed choice about their dental care. We successfully convinced the Government to take action - it announced plans to ensure that dentistry charges and treatment plans are clearer and easier to understand.

Campaign wins

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.

Best and worst areas of England for access to NHS dental appointments

NHS treatment bands

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.

Band 1 - £18.80 

This covers examination, diagnosis (including x-rays), scale and polish (if needed), application of fluoride or fissure sealant and preventative advice.

Band 2 - £51.30

Covers everything listed in band 1, plus further treatments such as fillings, root canal work or tooth removal

Band 3 - £222.50

Covers everything in bands 1 and 2, plus treatments such as crowns dentures and bridges.

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This campaign is now closed

27,766
petition signatures
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Recent Supporters

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  • Angela 3 months ago
  • julian 3 months ago