Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Following the announcement by the government on 28th May, we are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that we will be re-opening our practice soon!

At Dentalcare Group patient safety and comfort is of paramount importance, and we have spent the time during closure upgrading the clinic and introducing the following measures to keep our patients and staff SAFER than ever.

The clinic as you are aware has always been a very clean and safe environment. However, we have placed hand sanitisers at entry points, upgraded our PPE and redesigned the patient journey in line with social distancing.

We will be conducting pre-screening tests of patients which is likely to include taking your temperature on arrival.

We have had to cancel numerous appointments since the lockdown began 3 months ago and will initially be prioritising appointments for our existing patients who have had dental emergencies or appointments cancelled, in order of urgency. Please do not attend the clinic unless you have an appointment.

We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon!

We will be in touch as soon as we are ready to see you!

NHS Dentistry

at Dentalcare Berinsfield

Your local NHS dentist in Berinsfield

At Dentalcare Berinsfield, we greatly value the NHS service and all that it stands for. We believe that dental treatment should be available to everyone and for that reason, we are proud to offer NHS dentistry to our patients.

NHS treatment will cover any form of dental treatment that is necessary to keep your teeth and gums healthy. It generally does not cover other forms of cosmetic treatments such as dental veneers or teeth whitening as these treatments are not considered essential to the health of your teeth. Orthodontic treatment and dental braces are free to those patients under the age of 18 who clearly need it.

If you are an NHS dental patient, you are welcome to pay for non-essential cosmetic dental treatments, and we offer flexible finance to help with this.

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The cost for NHS dental treatment in Berinsfield

To make it clear, the NHS have introduced 3 bands of NHS dental treatments. These can be seen as:

Examination
Band 1

Covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish and planning for further treatment.

£22.70
Band 2

Covers all treatment covered by Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).

£62.10
Band 3

Covers all treatment covered by Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges

£269.30

Patients entitled to free NHS dental treatment at Dentalcare Berinsfield

You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if you’re:

  • Under 18 or under 19 and in full-time education
  • Pregnant or have had a baby in the past 12 months
  • Being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist (you may still have to pay for dentures and bridges)
  • Receiving low income benefits or you’re under 20 and a dependent of someone who is receiving low income benefits

 

You are entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you or your spouse receive:

  • Income support
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  • Pension credit guarantee credit
  • Universal credit and meet the criteria

 

You can also receive free NHS dental treatment if:

  • You are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • You are named on a valid HC2 certificate which is available for people on a low income