Finding a dentist
In order to receive treatment at a dentist, you need to be registered with a dental practice. If you need to find an NHS dentist in Sheffield, check NHS choices site. Using the search facility, you can find your nearest NHS dentist. You can also ring NHS Direct on 0845 4647 who will be able to give you details of local practices.
The University does not have a dental service but some students may be able to receive treatment from supervised dental students at School of Clinical Dentistry.
As a student on a low income, you may be able to get help with the cost of dental treatment. If you do have to pay, there are three standard charges based on the type of treatment which you need. You only pay one charge for each course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it.
If you need more treatment within the same charge band (for example, an additional filling) within two months of completing a course of treatment, you do not have to pay anything extra.
- Band 1 - £16.50 This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg: x-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, and a scale and polish if needed. Urgent treatment when you need to see a dentist immediately also costs £16.50
- Band 2 - £45.60 This covers everything listed in Band 1, above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.
- Band 3 -£198 This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.
These are the only dental charges your dentist should ask you to pay when you are having NHS treatment.Last Updated: 30/03/2011 | Disclaimer