A NHS dental examination in Scotland is free of charge for everyone.The above fees are a guide to the cost of treatment. A more accurate printed estimate will be given after discussion with your dentist.
Following a dental examination, the dentist will advise you on any treatment you require and the likely cost. They must also provide an itemised account, if requested.
NHS patients, who pay for their treatment, pay 80% of the treatment costs (including any x-rays), up to a maximum of £384.
A dentist can ask for payment in advance.
A dentist can charge a patient if they fail to attend for an appointment without giving due notice.
What is Prior Approval?
Your dentist may inform you that they have to apply for prior approval before your treatment can be started. Dentists are required to seek approval from the health board, for certain treatments and treatments of high value. This process may take a little time and delay your treatment slightly.
Are all treatments available on the NHS?
Not all treatments are available on the NHS. Cosmetic treatments are not available, for example, ‘white fillings’ on back teeth or a tooth coloured crown on a back tooth.
Your dentist will be able to explain what treatment is and is not allowed on the NHS. The Hygienist at Parkview Dental Surgery is purely private as of August 2014. NHS Scale & Polishes are available with your registered dentist