Marine Dental Practice Worthing
Our dental care service at Marine Dental Practice also include NHS (National Health Service) treatments. 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 problems without having to worry unduly about the cost.
Cosmetic dental treatment
Unfortunately, NHS dental care service at Marine Dental Practice does not include cosmetic treatments because the Government has classified them as “inessential”. Examples of cosmetic treatment which fall under this category include any interventions whose sole purpose is to improve the attractiveness of your appearance. Such treatments are therefore only available to our private patients; or can be arranged for you if you subscribe to one of our dental plans.
If you would like to know more about the costs involved, simply place a call to us today. We can also add charges for any private treatment to those for any 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
You are welcome at Marine dental Practice whether you are exempt from NHS charges or not. If you claim an exemption we request that you provide us with verifying documentation. Remember: it is against the law to use NHS services when you are not entitled and could result in court action.
For patients who are not exempt from payment, we charge the standard NHS fees for our dental care services. We can tell you about these on the telephone or a list of charges is posted in the waiting room. If you do have to pay for NHS care, we require a deposit upfront, followed by staged payments. All final payments must be made before the start of your last appointment.