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NHS Treatment

Accessibility

Comprehensive Coverage

Quality Assurance

We are welcoming new NHS Patients

We are a mixed practice offering both NHS and affordable private dentistry for the whole family. You may register as an NHS patient but also choose to have private treatments in addition, should you wish.

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Who is entitled to free NHS Treatment?

You are entitled to free NHS dental treatment if, when your treatment starts, you are:

  • Under 18
  • Under 19 and in full-time education
  • Pregnant or you have had a baby within the 12 months before treatment starts
  • Staying in an NHS hospital and the hospital dentist carries out your treatment
  • An NHS Hospital Dental Service outpatient (although you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges)
You can also receive free NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts or when you’re asked to pay:

  • You’re included in an award of Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit guarantee credit or Universal credit (check entitlement after October 31, 2015)
  • You’re named on, or entitled to, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • You’re named on a valid HC2 certificate.

Proof of your entitlement

You’ll be asked to show your dentist written proof that you’re entitled to financial help with dental treatment. This will vary depending on your circumstances.

Why Choose Us for NHS Dentistry?

At Bathgate Dental Practice, we are committed to providing exceptional NHS dental care tailored to your needs. Our dedicated team of NHS professionals ensures that every patient receives compassionate and comprehensive treatment. With our focus on accessibility and quality, we strive to make dental care affordable and accessible to all members of our community. Choose us for reliable NHS dentistry that prioritises your oral health and overall well-being.

Expert NHS Providers

Our team consists of experienced NHS dental professionals dedicated to delivering excellent care.

Comprehensive Services

We offer a full range of NHS dental services, from routine check-ups to complex treatments.

Affordable Care

NHS dentistry at our practice is affordable, ensuring cost-effective solutions for your dental needs.

Community-Centred Approach

We are committed to serving our community with integrity, compassion, and professionalism.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does NHS dental treatment cost?

NHS dental treatment costs are regulated and subsidised by the government, ensuring that costs remain affordable for patients. The exact cost depends on the type of treatment needed, and our team can provide details specific to your treatment plan.

Can I choose my dentist for NHS treatment?

Under NHS guidelines, you can choose your dentist for NHS treatment, including practices like ours that offer NHS services. We welcome new NHS patients and strive to provide quality care in a comfortable environment.

What should I do in case of a dental emergency?

If you have a dental emergency, such as severe tooth pain or injury, contact our practice immediately. We offer emergency appointments for NHS patients to address urgent dental issues promptly and effectively.

How often should I visit for NHS dental check-ups?

Regular NHS dental check-ups are recommended every 6 to 12 months, depending on your oral health needs and the advice of your dentist. These appointments help monitor your dental health and address any concerns early.

Are there any age restrictions for NHS dental treatment?

NHS dental treatment is available to patients of all ages, from children to seniors. Our practice offers age-appropriate care tailored to the unique oral health needs of each patient, ensuring lifelong dental health.

What should I expect during an NHS dental appointment?

During an NHS dental appointment, your dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and overall oral health. They may perform necessary treatments such as fillings or cleanings based on your individual needs. Our team ensures a comfortable and informative experience to promote optimal oral health.