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NHS Dentist in Walsall — Allsopp Dental

We want to ensure that all of our beloved Walsall patients have access to the resources they need to afford their NHS dental care

We will do everything we can to assist you in understanding your treatment options and payment obligations under the NHS.

Do you qualify for free NHS dental treatment?

You may be eligible for help with all or part of the costs of your NHS dental treatment. To find out if this applies to you, please see the leaflet ‘NHS Dental Services in England’. We can provide you with this at our practice.

You can also visit the website of the Department of Health and Social Care for more information.

For advice on getting help with your health costs, call 0845 850 1166 (HC1). You can do this both from our practice and from Jobcentre Plus offices. Alternatively, please visit the NHSBSA website.

Free NHS Dental Treatment

You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if, when your treatment starts, you are:

  • Under 18
  • Under 19 and in full-time education
  • Pregnant or you've had a baby in the 12 months before treatments starts
  • Staying in an NHS hospital and the hospital dentist carries out your treatment
  • An NHS Hospital Dental Service outpatient (you may have to pay for your dentures or dental bridges)

You can get free NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts or when you're asked to pay, you are:

  • Included in an award of income support, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Named on or entitled to a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Named on a valid HC2 certificate

If you are named on a valid HC3 certificate, you may not have to pay for all of your NHS dental treatment. HC2 and HC3 certificates are issued under the NHS Low Income Scheme (see below).

If you receive one of the following benefits below when paid on their own, you will not be exempt from paying for NHS dental treatment:

  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Contribution-based JSA
  • Contribution-based ESA
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit

Proof of your entitlement

You will be asked to show your dentist written proof that you are entitled to assistance with your dental treatment costs. This will vary depending on your circumstances.

We need to see proof of your exemption every time you come to our practice, so please prepare accordingly for each visit.

Treatment that you will not be entitled to includes Orthodontics (unless eligible for treatment under the NHS with waiting times applicable), Implants, Facial Aesthetics, Teeth Whitening, Sedation and Cosmetic Treatment.

NHS Low Income Scheme

The NHS Low Income Scheme provides income-related help to people who are not exempt from charges, but still need help with healthcare costs because of having a low income. If you have a low income, you may be entitled to full or partial help with your dental treatment costs.

Anyone can apply as long as they don't have savings or investments over the capital limit. In England, the capital limit is £16,000 (or £23,250 if you live permanently in a care home). Help is based on a comparison between your weekly income and assessed requirements at the time the claim is made. Entitlement broadly follows Income Support rules to decide how much, if anything, you must pay towards your healthcare costs, including dental treatment.

If you have less than £6,000 in capital or savings, then you can apply online for the NHS Low Income Scheme.

For more information on NHS dental services and dental charges, visit the Dental Services section of the NHS choices website.

NHS dentist prices

Band 1 course of treatment | URGENT TREATMENT - £23.80

This covers an examination, diagnosis (with diagnostic imaging including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish and the application of fluoride, varnish or fissure sealant. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatments require more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.

Band 2 course of treatment - £65.20

This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canals and tooth extractions.

Band 3 course of treatment - £282.80

This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus any lab work required such as crowns, dentures and bridges.

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  • 01922 614 685
  • Allsopp Dental Practice
    26 Bridge Street, Walsall, WS1 1HR
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  • Monday
    8:30am - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday
    8:30am - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday
    8:30am - 5.00pm
  • Thursday
    8:30am - 9.00pm
  • Friday
    8:30am - 5.00pm
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