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NHS dentist charges

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by dumpty, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. dumpty

    dumpty Lead commenter

    My close friend visited a NHS dentist for the first time. She was asked to pay about 20 pounds before she went in and has been given a plan of action (two fillings) that will be done next week. On the plan is a price of 59 pounds I think.

    Does this mean she pays 20 + 59, or will the 59 include that 20 already paid, meaning she will be asked for 39 pounds next time?

    Thanks. Just want to be sure.
     
  2. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    It should include the 20 already paid.
     
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  3. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Lead commenter

    As I understand - and I might well be wrong - there are only 3 bands of NHS charges. Band 1 is around £20, which basically only covers a check-up. Band 2, the £59, will cover fillings and extractions. Your friend should only pay £39 next time as the £20 already paid will be taken off the £59. Band 3, which is £256, is for major work like plates and bridges.
     
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  4. dumpty

    dumpty Lead commenter

    Thank you - appreciated.
     
  5. ATfan

    ATfan Star commenter

    She just pays for the fillings next time. £59.
     
  6. dumpty

    dumpty Lead commenter

    Update for you - she was indeed only asked to pay the balance, that is 59 minus the 20 she had paid already, 39 pounds.

    Thanks all.
     
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  7. ATfan

    ATfan Star commenter

    Excellent news
     
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