Dental charge freeze ends causing price thaw and increase

A six-month freeze on dental charges brought on by the first wave of the pandemic is due to end next month. In turn, patients will see a rise in dental fees across all NHS Dental Practices as part of a five-year spending review plan.
Dentist with patient

The rise comes on the final year of the Spending Review commitment to annually uplift dental patient charges by 5% for the duration of the Review period.

Dental charges will increase all three bands by the following amounts: 

Band 1 will increase by £1.10 to £23.80 

Band 2 will increase by £3.10 to £65.20

Band 3 will increase by £13.50 to £282.80

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The Government has announced that the National Health Service dental patient charges in England will increase from Monday 14th December 2020.

Read Healthwatch England's report on what the public has been telling us about health and social care from July - September 2020 including dental care, here:


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