What services do we offer?

We offer a full range of NHS as well as private treatments. Some of our treatments includes

White and Amalgam Fillings

Root Canal Treatment
Periodontal Treatment
Tooth Whitening

Denture Work & Repairs
Inlays and Onlays
Paediatric treatment

A list of NHS treatments and fees are available online at:-https://www.scottishdental.org/public/treatment-charges/

Our team participate in childsmile which gives advice to children and parents on brushing techniques. Our dentists will show you how you can help your child keep healthy teeth and stop them suffering tooth decay in the future.

Taking your baby to the dental practice as early as possible helps them to get used to the sights, sounds and smells of a dental practice and give you access to information, advice and support for looking after your child’s teeth.

More information about childsmile can be found online:-  www.child-smile.org.uk/parents-and-carers/index.aspx

Are you eligible for free dental treatments?

It is the responsibility of the patient to find out if they are exempted. Free dental treatments is available to patients who are

  • Under 18 years of age
    • Are under 19 and in full time education
    • Are pregnant or are a nursing mother

If you qualify for one of the following:-
• on Universal Credit

  • on Income Support
    • on Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
    • on Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • on Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    • on an current HC2 certificate
    • in receipt of a NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate

You may get Partial help with NHS charges if you:-

  • Have a current HC3 Certificate

You must show evidence of your eligibility for free NHS dental care at your appointments.

If none of the circumstances mentioned above apply to you, but you have difficulty paying NHS charges, you may qualify for help under the NHS Low Income Scheme. This is an income-related scheme which looks at your (and your partner’s) weekly requirements and income to calculate how much, if anything, you should pay towards your health costs. If you want to claim help under the Low Income Scheme, pick up form HC1 at Community Pharmacies, GP Practices, Citizens Advice Scotland Offices and Jobcentre Plus offices. Also available online at www.scotland.gov.uk/healthcosts to print off and complete.

Fees for NHS treatments are set by the Scottish Government. A list of NHS treatments and associated fees can found online here. https://www.scottishdental.org/public/treatment-charges/

Unless you are in one of the groups entitled to free NHS dental treatment or help with the costs you will require to paying 80% of the cost of your NHS dental treatment up to a maximum of £384 per course of treatment. Examples of costs for some types of NHS treatment are shown below. Fees are as of 1st Oct 2017.

Treatment Charges

Please note that NHS fee structure is complex and varies considerably from patient to patient depending of the treatment required.

Treatment                                                                                             Costs From

Examination                                                                                        No charge

White filling on posterior teeth (small)                                            £50.00

White filling on posterior teeth (medium)                                       £70.00

White filling on posterior teeth (large                                               £90.00

Two small x-rays                                                                                    £4.88

Simple gum treatment (scale and polish)                                         £11.12

Small amalgam (silver) filing                                                               £7.56

Large amalgam (silver) filing                                                              £19.44

Root canal treatment (front tooth)                                                     £40.92

Single crown (front tooth)                                                                    £73.60

Complete (upper and lower) dentures without special trays       £153.68

Your dentist will give you an estimate of treatment needed within your course of treatment.

To receive exemption with an HC2 OR HC3 you will need to apply for this using an HCI form, these are available from reception.

Interested in Private Treatments?

We also offer private treatments for our patients as well as the Denplan insurance scheme for our patients who wish to pay up front for dental care. These options, treatment and fees can be discussed with your dentist.

Interested in Implants?
We have an implantologist whom we refer to on a regularly basis. If you would like to know more please speak to your dentist and they can discuss the options and refer you to the reputation implantoloigist who works closely with your dentist.

Interested in Orthodontics
If any patients are interested in having orthodontic treatments we can make ensure your teeth are in good hygiene, ready to refer you to our award winning orthodontic practices nerby here at Musselburgh high street.