We operate an NHS Dental Service at Bridge Dental Practice. Here is some information about how it works.
We have a dedicated page to explain how we manage our waiting list and what happens if you don’t come in for our routine check ups and we don’t hear from you for a while.
Any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
We provide General day to day Dental care under the NHS. This covers a wider range of treatments options which will be discussed with you as and when relevant as part of your Dental Care.
However there are a few things that we don’t offer. Examples (although this is not an exhaustive list) is as follows:
In some cases we can refer some of the above to an alternative NHS provider however this does not apply to all treatments and is subject to very strict selection criteria over which we have no control.
As a matter of routine we will offer a Private solution to all treatment options. It is up to the individual patient, working with the Clinicians advice, to choose the treatment they would prefer.
During Practice hours please call the Practice as normal and we will assess your symptoms and book an appointment accordingly.
NHS Dental Emergencies do not form part of your check up and so are charged separately (Band 1 charge).
If you attend a check up with a problem then your problem will be looked at first and the Dental Check up will need to be rebooked. This will mean that you will be asked to pay two Band 1 charges. The first for the urgent appointment, the second when you come back for your check up.
If you have a Dental Emergency that can not wait until we are next open then please call BUPA in Northampton who operate an 8 – 8 service (open from 8 am to 8 pm every day) on 01634 639296.
Yes you can however this will increase the amount you pay for your dental care.
In short yes! The Specialist is seeing you to deal with their area of expertise, not to carry out routine dental care. It is important that you keep up with your check ups as per your recall schedule. if you don’t you may find that you are taken off our active patient lists.
NHS dentistry is split into bands as follows:
|1 – Covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish, and planning for further treatment.||£23.80|
|2 – Covers all treatment included in Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).||£65.20|
|3 – Covers all treatment included in Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.||£282.30|
At the moment we are not taking on new NHS patients for routine dental care.
To join the waiting list please complete this form.
As I am sure you can imagine NHS dentistry continues to be in high demand and although we do take on new patients to our NHS list at varying times throughout the year. It is not possible to predict when these times will be or how often they will occur as the speed and frequency of our new NHS patients uptake is dictated by those who we are already seeing and treating in the Practcie.
Please see below links to how we approach some aspects of NHS dental care.