Currently Accepting New NHS Patients
When a patient enquires about registering as an NHS patient, they will initially visit our practice for a consultation to assess if they require any dental work. All patients in Scotland are accepted onto the treating dentist’s list at the dentist’s discretion. Due to changes in NHS funding, we need to ensure patients are dentally fit before NHS registration can be provided. If a patient does require extensive work, this work will need to be carried out privately.
The main difference between NHS and private treatment is that NHS treatment is designed to provide clinically necessary treatment to maintain function. Therefore, some dental work may not be covered by the NHS that we can provide on a private basis. Each treatment plan is individual, and it is best to discuss the available NHS and private options with your dentist.
We always aim to provide 5-star dental treatment to all our patients, and we continue to provide NHS and private dentistry as much as we can in our local community.
Who is entitled to FREE NHS dental care in Scotland?
- Patients who are under 18 years old
- Patients aged 18 and in full-time education
- Patients who are pregnant
- Patients who have had a baby in the last 12 months
- Patients who receive income support or certain other benefits
If you do not qualify for free treatment the NHS requires you to contribute towards the cost of your dental treatment. Please see below for example prices. For the full and up-to-date list of NHS dentist prices as set by the government, check out the complete document on NHS prices here.