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 Pangbourne

Your local NHS dentist in Pangbourne

At Dentalcare Pangbourne, we believe that everyone is entitled to high quality dental care and for that reason we offer NHS dentistry to existing and new patients.

NHS dental treatment covers anything that is needed to keep your teeth and gums healthy. For this reason, NHS services do not cover cosmetic forms of dentistry such as teeth whitening, adult braces or white fillings. If you are an NHS dental patient, you are of course welcome to pay for cosmetic dental treatments and we can offer finance plans to help with the cost.

NHS Dentistry
NHS Dentistry

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The cost for NHS dental treatment in Pangbourne

NHS dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you are expected to pay a contribution towards the cost of your dental care.

The NHS have introduced 3 bands of NHS dental treatments:

Examination
Band 1

This includes a regular dental check-up and will cover the costs of examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it will also include X-rays, a scale and polish and planning further treatment. The cost in this band also covers urgent or emergency treatment to help stop or reduce any pain that you are experiencing.

£22.70
Band 2

This covers everything mentioned in the first band of treatment, plus it will include treatment for fillings, root canal, periodontal care and the extractions of teeth.

£62.10
Band 3

Includes everything mentioned in band 1 and 2 treatment plus more complex dental treatments involving the construction of appliances such as dentures, crowns and bridges.

£269.30

Patients entitled to free NHS dental treatment at Dentalcare Pangbourne

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