A NHS dental examination in Scotland is free for everyone.

At your examination the dentist will advise you on any treatment you require and the likely cost. They must also provide an detailed account, if it is requested.

NHS patients, who pay for their treatment, pay 80% of the treatment costs up to a maximum of £384 of Nhs treatment.

A dentist can charge a patient if they fail to attend for an appointment. they will need to give 24 hour notice to cancel or reschedule otherwise they will be charged depending on the circumstances changing the appointment.

Who gets free treatment on the NHS?

Everyone aged under 18

Those aged under 19 in full-time education

Pregnant and nursing mothers, until the baby is 12 months old

Job seekers allowance

Income support

Working family tax credit

Hc2 certification – more information to apply for this can e obtained at the reception.

All of the dentists will provide NHS treatment dental services and also carry out private dental work as requested.

Are all treatments available on the NHS?

Not all treatments are available on the NHS. Cosmetic treatments are not available, for example, ‘white fillings’ on back teeth or a tooth coloured crown on a back tooth.

Your dentist will be able to explain what treatment is and is not allowed on the NHS.

Treatment Cost on the NHS

Examination------------------------------------------------- Free

Two small X-rays -------------------------------------------£4.76

Simple gum treatment (scale & polish)  -----------£10.88

Large amalgam (silver) filing---------------------------£19.00

Root canal treatment (front tooth)------------------£40.00

Complete (upper and lower) dentures -----------£150.28