Private & NHS Registration

Call the practice on 01569 760760 to make an appointment to register or pop in to see us. We will take your details and make a convenient appointment for you. Registration can only be completed when the dentist has seen you. As a registered patient you will have access to emergency and out of hours treatment. We are currently registering both NHS and private patients.

Please arrive 5 minutes early for your first appointment to complete a medical questionnaire which helps us to accommodate for any medical requirements you may have.


 

Registering as a private patient

No restrictions apply to treatment with private registration which allows patients more choice and the ability to obtain the results they want (providing the dentist deems the patient suitable for the treatment requested).

We offer Denplan cover for private patients. More information can be found on our prices page.

Please see our FAQ section below for more details about your initial private consultation.


 

Registering as an NHS patient

There are certain restrictions to treatment available under the NHS although your dentist can provide you with treatments not covered by the NHS under private terms. Please ask for further details.

You do not have to pay for your NHS treatment if you are:
•  Under 18
•  Age 18 and in full time education
•  Expecting a baby
•  Had a baby in last 12 months
•  Named on a HC2 certificate
•  You or your partner, receive:
____• Income Support
____• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
____• Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
____• Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
____• Tax Credits and holds a valid NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate
____• Unfortunately disability Living Allowance does not entitle you to free NHS dental treatment but you could qualify for reasons of low income.

If you do not fall into any of the categories but are on a low income you can complete an HC1 form which enables you to apply for help towards dental costs. This form is available from main post offices and can be available at GP surgeries. Click here for more information.

Please bring proof of exemption with you to your first visit. This will ensure you will not have to pay any charges.

You can pop into the practice to sign a form to register or if you are registering a child, registration can only take place when an examination has been carried out by the dentist. If you are exempt from dental charges, please let the reception staff know and remember to bring your proof of exemption with you.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my first appointment last?
An initial private consultation is approximately 20 minutes in length. A check-up for NHS patients lasts approximately 10 minutes.

How much will it cost?
Please see our prices page page for private treatments, including initial private consultations. Check-ups for NHS patients are free.

What is the difference between NHS and private treatment?
We endeavour to provide the highest level of care to all our patients. However, there are certain restrictions to the treatments available under the NHS. Where as under private care, our dentists are able to spend more time and can offer a full range of treatment options.

Will my first appointment involve any treatment?
It may involve x-rays should the dentist deem it absolutely necessary. These x-rays help the dentist to see if there is decay between the teeth. No dental treatment will be done during the first appointment, it is simply a chance for your dentist to assess your oral health and discuss with you their findings and proposed treatments. They will then discuss this with you, informing you of any costs, at which point you can decide if you wish to proceed.

I am a very nervous patient and am worried about having dental treatment, what can I do?
Please let us know about your anxieties, just voicing your worries can help. We can help you by taking the treatment at a slower pace allowing you to be comfortable with shorter procedures first. Our staff understand that some patients are very anxious and their calming and supportive approach have won round many nervous patients. Please see the anxiety management section of the website which maybe of further help to you.

What happens if I am unable to attend my appointment?
We ask that you give us 24 hours notice of cancellation. You can call us, if lines are busy please leave a message. You can arrange a suitable alternative at your convenience.