NHS Treatments

At the Essex Smile Centre, we welcome patients for urgent and general dental care under our NHS contract.

  • NHS patients can be seen between 10am and 5pm (Monday to Friday).
  • Appointments are available with our NHS contracted dentists and are subject to availability.
  • We hold open limited appointments on a daily basis for emergency appointments for our NHS patients. Please call at 8.00am if you have an emergency.
  • If you have not had a check-up for over 2 years with us under an NHS appointment, then further appointments could be subject to a waiting list.


NHS fees are broken down into bands as follows:

Band 1 – £22.70

This charge includes an examination, diagnosis and preventive advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, scale and polish and planning for further treatment.

Band 2 – £62.10

This charge includes all the necessary treatment covered by Band 1, plus additional treatment,

such as fillings, root canal treatment or extractions.

Band 3 – £269.30

This charge includes all the necessary treatment that is covered by Band 1 and Band 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and some bridges.