NHS dental services at Marine Dental Practice
Our dental care services at Marine Dental Practice also include NHS (National Health Service) services for all who require it. Our NHS services cover a wide variety of dental treatments and are designed to provide you with any treatment which is required to keep your teeth, gums, and other parts of your mouth pain-free and healthy. We will provide you with individualised treatment to care for your specific needs after we have carried out a thorough clinical assessment of your condition. This is the best way to ensure that we offer you a service delivering long-lasting best benefits.
Many if not most of the dental care and general dentistry services we offer to private patients are also available to our NHS patients. And each service is made available at affordable rates to ensure that you can get a fast solution to your dental issue without having to worry about cost.
Cosmetic dental treatment
Unfortunately, NHS dental care services at Marine Dental Practice do not cover cosmetic treatments since these are not deemed by the Government to be clinically necessary. Examples of cosmetic treatment which fall under this category include any treatment whose sole purpose is to improve the beauty of your teeth. Such treatments are available only to our private patients, or we can arrange for such a service for you once you sign up to one of our dental plans.
If you would like to know the cost of our private cosmetic dental treatments, simply place a call to us today for an enquiry. We can arrange for charges concerning any private treatment to be added to the charges for your NHS treatment.
Regular NHS patients
If you are a regular NHS patient, one of our dentists can give you advice concerning your next due date for a dental examination. Each patient’s due date for an examination varies based on their unique condition and according to the stipulations of NICE guidelines.
We can send you a text reminder of any appointment you have arranged, but please keep in mind that it is your personal responsibility to visit your dentist on the due date you’ve been advised. This includes coming in as frequently as required and completing a course of treatment as planned and agreed. If, after two months of starting a course of treatment, we don’t hear from you, we will consider it to be an incomplete course of treatment and you will no longer be deemed a regular patient under our records. In such an instance, you may no longer be offered NHS treatment.
NHS treatment and charges at Marine Dental Practice
Regardless of whether you are a fee-paying NHS patient, or you are exempt, you are welcome at Marine Dental Practice. But please verify your exemption status before claiming that you are exempt from paying for certain dental care services. If you claim to be exempt and we discover otherwise, you will be liable to pay not just for the dental care services received, but the courts may impose a fine.
For patients who are not exempted from payment, we charge the standard NHS fees for our dental care services. Details concerning these fees can be discovered by placing a call to us. Or you can visit our practice where NHS scale charges are posted up in the waiting room.
An estimate of your treatment costs will be provided, and a deposit will be required. Depending on the type of dental care you are receiving, subsequent payments for follow-up visits for treatment may also be required It is necessary that all payments are finalised by your last appointment for whatever treatment you may be receiving.