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New Dental Contract


In April 2006 the Government changed the way Dental Practices work, with a new contract.  You now no longer need to be registered with a Dentist.  If you pay towards your NHS treatment you will pay one of three bands.  Prices from 1st April 2018 are:-

  • Band 1    £21.60
    This includes Exams, Scale and Polishes and X-Rays
  • Band 2    £59.10
    This includes Fillings, Extractions and Root Fillings
  • Band 3    £256.50
    This includes Dentures, Crowns, Bridges and Veneers

If you require emergency treatment we can treat you initially for £21.60.

If you require emergency treatment you should call the Practice from 9am for a same day appointment.  We keep emergency slots everyday, usually between 12pm and 1pm and 3pm and 4pm.  We fill these slots on a first come first serve basis.


Fail to Attend Policy

Once an appointment has been made at the practice it is the patientís responsibility to keep that appointment.  If you cannot keep the appointment then we ask for a minimum of 24 hours notice to re-schedule.

If a patient Does Not Attend twice (or does not give us 24 hours notice) we reserve the right to close any open treatment plan which may result in a further charge if the patient is re-accepted.

When 2 DNA's (or late cancellations) happen the patient has a ĎSTOPí placed on their record and they then must contact the Practice Manager in writing at West Auckland Dental Practice, 26 Front Street, West Auckland, Co. Durham, DL14 9HW or via email at westaucklanddp@btconnect.com to give their reasons to be re-accepted.