I want to see an NHS Dentist Glasgow
1Smile Clinic is one of the very best private and NHS Dentist Glasgow wide and provides a range of both NHS and private dentistry. We understand that some patients are confused as to what they are entitled to under a course of NHS treatment therefore this information is to help avoid any confusion on NHS treatment and costs.
Who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment?
You will be entitled to free dental treatment if you:
- Are under the age of 18
- Aged 18 and in full time education
- Expecting a baby
- Had a baby in the last12 months
- Have a valid HC2 certificate
You may be entitled to the HC2 exemption if you receive a very low income. The form is available to collect from any of our 1Smile Dental Clinics in Glasgow and our staff will be more than happy to help you fill out the details if you need help.
Fees for an NHS Dentist Glasgow
I / My partner receives
- Income based job seekers allowance
- Income related employment support allowance
- Income Support
- Valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
If you do not receive any of the above exemptions then you are entitled to pay for your NHS dental treatment. At 1Smile Dental Clinics we always give patients a copy of their treatment plan and copy of the amount they are due to pay.
What treatment can I have under the NHS?
Most dental procedures are available under the NHS such as:
- 2 examinations per year
- Amalgam fillings
- Scale and Polish
- White fillings on front teeth
- Root Canal Treatment
- Extractions / surgical extractions
How do I register as an NHS patient?
It is very easy to register as an NHS patient at any 1 Smile Clinic:
- You can phone us and we will take some personal details and make you an examination appointment right away.
- Email us using the contact details from our contact page on the website or at email@example.com
- If you are passing by you can come in and arrange an appointment with our receptionist.
If you have any question about registering with us our team are happy to answer them.
We understand that elderly patients may find it hard to get out and attend the dentist that’s why at 1Smile Dental Clinics, our dentists offer domiciliary visits. We will arrange a time that suits you best to come out to your house and we will do as much treatment as possible in the care of your own home.
What treatment am I not allowed under the NHS?
All dental treatment considered as cosmetic work is not allowed under the NHS. Treatments such as:
- White fillings on back teeth
- All porcelain crown and bridges
- Orthodontic treatment such as 6 Months Smile and Fastbraces®
- Tooth whitening
Mixing NHS and Private dental treatments
We are unable to mix an NHS course of treatment with any private treatment on the same tooth for example:
If you require root canal treatment on a back tooth the NHS only allows us to place a silver amalgam filling on top. Although if you want a white filling on top then the original NHS root canal treatment becomes a private course of treatment and you will have to pay our private fee for the root canal treatment and filling.
However this does not mean that you cannot have private treatment if you are an NHS patient. You can mix NHS and private treatment on the same treatment plan just not on the same tooth.
NHS Prior approval
If your NHS Dentist Glasgow informs you that you need a lot of dental treatment then they may mention that they have to apply for a prior approval. This means that they have to ask the NHS Health Board for permission to carry on with the dental treatment due to costs. Each patient has a limit of £350 per course of treatment but sometimes if the patients requires a lot of work and it is more expensive than £350 then the dentist needs permission to carry on with the treatment.
After the prior approval has been sent to the NHS Health Board, the waiting time is usually around 6-8 weeks and they will inform us if they agree with the treatment planned or not.
The decision is entirely up to the NHS Health Board and has nothing to do with your dentist. Our dentists will always fully explain the prior approval procedure and the dental treatment needed before we send anything to the NHS Health Board.
We are very proud to provide NHS services at our 1 Smile Dental Clinics and are constantly updating our services with new information. Please follow the link below for more information about NHS dental services and what we can provide for you. www.psd.scot.nhs.uk
Call or visit our Dental Clinic if you need to register with the best NHS Dentist Glasgow wide at 1Smile. Our Dental Surgery’s in Renfield Street in Glasgow City Centre. We are always happy to receive new NHS patients and our staff will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.