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NHS dental charges from 14 December 2020

A message on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care:

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced changes to dental patient charges in England from 14 December

Following a six-month freeze, the dental charges payable from 14 December 2020 are as follows:

  • Band 1 course of treatment will rise by £1.10, from £22.70 to £23.80
  • Band 2 course of treatment will increase by £3.10 from £62.10 to £65.20
  • Band 3 course of treatment will increase by £13.50 from £269.30 to £282.80

Details of the revised charges for 2020/21 can be found in the table below:

Band Description 2020/21 patient charge (from 14 December)
1 This band includes examination, diagnosis (including radiographs), advice on how to prevent future problems, scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative care (e.g. applications of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant) £23.80
2 This band covers everything listed in band 1, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or extractions £65.20
3 This band covers everything in bands 1 and 2, plus course of treatment including crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work £282.80
Urgent This band covers urgent assessment and specified urgent treatments such as pain relief or a temporary filling or dental appliance repair £23.80

See the National Health Service (Dental Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 for further information.