Yes, we are taking on new NHS patients and we accept new patients all year round. Simply call us and we will make an appointment for you to come in and be seen by a dentist.
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 within the 12 months before treatment starts
- staying in an NHS hospital and the hospital dentist carries out your treatment
- an NHS Hospital Dental Service outpatient (although you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges)
You can also get free NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts or when you’re asked to pay:
- you’re included in an award of Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Pension Credit guarantee credit or Universal credit (check entitlement after October 31 2015)
- you’re named on, or entitled to, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- you’re named on a valid HC2 certificate
- If you’re named on a valid HC3 certificate, you may not have to pay for all your NHS dental treatment. HC2 and HC3 certificates are issued under the NHS Low Income Scheme.
You will not be exempt from paying for NHS dental treatment if you receive one of the benefits below when paid on their own:
- Incapacity Benefit
- contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance
- Council Tax Benefit
- Housing Benefit
- Pension Credit savings credit
You’ll be asked to show your dentist written proof that you’re entitled to financial help with dental treatment. This will vary depending on your circumstances.
You can have all treatment on the NHS that your dentist feels is clinically necessary to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. Some treatments that are cosmetic, such as teeth whitening are not covered by the NHS.
If you’re offered any private treatment during your NHS appointment your dentist will provide details of private treatment and charges – usually on the same form as your NHS treatment plan, so that you are fully informed of your treatment and the costs associated.
Now that you have made the first steps to contact us let us reassure you that we are used to treating nervous patients .Your first appointment will simply be a check-up, a chance to get to know your dentist and discuss your treatment options. We don’t mind if you would like to bring along a friend to ease this process.
Please be aware that if two appointments are cancelled without 24 hours’ notice or failed (without good reason), within a 12 month period no further appointments shall be offered at the practice.
A fee shall be charged for missed or short notice cancellation of private appointments.
The quickest way to make an appointment is to telephone us directly during our opening times. We will do are very best to see you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours. If we have an empty slot or had a cancellation we will be happy to see you sooner. When we are closed there are out of hour’s arrangements available for our patients.
For out of hours emergencies please call either 0151 300 8349 or 0161 476 9651 and they will be able to assist out of our normal working hours.
You can visit the practice using bus routes 61 and 6. Alternatively, we are only a 5 minute walk from Broadgreen train station.
Parking is available outside the Practice and there is also a dedicated disabled bay.
Dentistry is no longer just a case of filling and extracting teeth, as it was for many years. Nowadays, many people turn to dentistry as a way of improving their appearance, much as they would use cosmetic surgery or even a new hairstyle. Cosmetic treatments include teeth whitening, clear braces, veneers, crowns, bridges and tooth-coloured fillings.
For over 150 years standard fillings have been made out of a silvery-grey material called ‘amalgam’.
This is still one of the strongest and longest lasting materials available for fillings. However, many people find it unattractive and some are concerned about possible health risks.
There are now alternatives to amalgam fillings. If a tooth needs filling or repairing, white fillings are now replacing many amalgam ones. The new dental materials mean it is much easier to find a perfect match for the shade of a particular tooth. In most cases, it is quite impossible to see that the tooth even has a filling.
Please refer to our Fee Guide on the website for all details or call us on 0151 722 6500