Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Following the announcement by the government on 28th May, we are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that we will be re-opening our practice soon!

At Dentalcare Group patient safety and comfort is of paramount importance, and we have spent the time during closure upgrading the clinic and introducing the following measures to keep our patients and staff SAFER than ever.

The clinic as you are aware has always been a very clean and safe environment. However, we have placed hand sanitisers at entry points, upgraded our PPE and redesigned the patient journey in line with social distancing.

We will be conducting pre-screening tests of patients which is likely to include taking your temperature on arrival.

We have had to cancel numerous appointments since the lockdown began 3 months ago and will initially be prioritising appointments for our existing patients who have had dental emergencies or appointments cancelled, in order of urgency. Please do not attend the clinic unless you have an appointment.

We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon!

We will be in touch as soon as we are ready to see you!

NHS Dentistry

at Dentalcare Amersham

Your local NHS dentist in Amersham

At Dentalcare Amersham, we believe in the NHS and we believe that everyone should have access to dental care that they need. For this reason, we continue to accept new NHS dental patients. 

Dental treatment on the NHS covers anything that is deemed necessary to keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy. For example, treatment such as an amalgam silver fillings will be available under the NHS, but cosmetic dental treatment such as teeth whitening, white fillings or dental veneers will only be available as a private form of treatment because these treatments are not seen as being essential to your health. We offer finance plans and 0% finance to help manage the cost with these services. 

Dentistry is the only part of the NHS where you are expected to contribute towards the cost, but this is kept at a low rate and in line with the government’s recommendations. There are some people who are exempt from paying anything and this together with thbanding for NHS dental costs is explained in more detail below. 

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The cost for NHS dental treatment in Amersham

Since April 2018, there have been 3 bands of fees for all NHS dental treatments.  


Band 1

Covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish and planning for further treatment. This cost also covers urgent or emergency treatment.


Band 2

Covers all treatment covered by Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).


Band 3

Covers all treatment covered by Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges


Patients entitled to free NHS dental treatment at Dentalcare Amersham

You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if you’re:

  • Under 18 or under 19 and in full-time education
  • Pregnant or have had a baby in the past 12 months
  • Being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist (you may still have to pay for dentures and bridges)
  • Receiving low income benefits or you’re under 20 and a dependent of someone who is receiving low income benefits


You are entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you or your spouse receive:

  • Income support
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  • Pension credit guarantee credit
  • Universal credit and meet the criteria


You can also receive free NHS dental treatment if:

  • You are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • You are named on a valid HC2 certificate which is available for people on a low income