smiling family with nhs and private dentistry

NHS or Private Dentistry?

We offer both NHS and Private treatment in Torquay

Visiting Parkhill Dental Practice, you can be assured of getting the highest quality NHS and private dental treatment.

What is the difference between NHS and private dental care?

Under NHS dental treatment, you are provided with any clinically necessary treatment needed to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy and free of pain. NHS dental treatment is less complicated compared to private care.

You might like to ask your dentist about which treatment can be provided on the NHS and which is only available on a private basis. You may decide to choose alternative private options as the benefits of the modern dentistry exceed those currently available under NHS.

For each course of treatment, a dentist will indicate the treatment options that are clinically appropriate for your circumstances, based on specific clinical judgement at the time.

What we offer you as a private patient

Some patients might feel that their appointment under NHS was rushed and that the treatment was carried out over a long period.
For a private patient, we are able to offer flexible hours suitable to you. We make every effort to provide you with the best possible treatment plan, tailored to your needs, and we spend time discussing all possible treatment options so you will be able to make an informed choice. We offer longer appointments, giving us time to listen and answer all your questions and concerns.
Moreover, if your course of treatment requires multiple appointments, we make every effort to offer you appointments spaced to your treatment needs, rather than facing long waiting times until the next available slot.

More treatment options with private dentistry

Private dentistry offers patients the right choice in their care with expert guidance. We can provide you with the best available treatment, which truly expresses the best-practice patient care, which often is not available under the NHS scheme.

Why is private dentistry more expensive?

We understand that private treatment costs more, but under additional expenses, we provide you with longer and more comfortable appointments, which might be more suitable for nervous patients. Moreover, we continuously invest in courses, equipment, and cutting-edge materials and the newest dental treatment techniques.

What are the NHS dental charges?

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care.  Underdstand NHS dental charges.

There are three standard charges if you pay for NHS dental treatment. You will be charged for an overall course of treatment even if you need to attend your dentist more than once to complete your current course of treatment.

For each course of treatment, a dentist will indicate the treatment options that are clinically appropriate for your circumstances and based on specific clinical judgement each time.

  • Band 1 course of treatment – £22.70 This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealants.
  • Band 2 course of treatment – £62.10 This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.
  • Band 3 course of treatment – £269.30 This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.
  • Emergency dental treatment – £22.70

Are you entitled to NHS dental treatment?

For more information on finding out whether you are entitled to NHS dental treatment and how to claim for help with NHS dental charges, visit the NHS website.

Parkhill dental reception desk
Dental surgery at Parkhill
Dental surgery at Parkhill

We offer both NHS and Private treatment in Torquay

Visiting Parkhill Dental Practice, you can be assured of getting the highest quality NHS and private dental treatment.

What is the difference between NHS and private dental care?

Under NHS dental treatment, you are provided with any clinically necessary treatment needed to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy and free of pain. NHS dental treatment is less complicated compared to private care.

You might like to ask your dentist about which treatment can be provided on the NHS and which is only available on a private basis. You may decide to choose alternative private options as the benefits of the modern dentistry exceed those currently available under NHS.

For each course of treatment, a dentist will indicate the treatment options that are clinically appropriate for your circumstances, based on specific clinical judgement at the time.

What we offer you as a private patient

Some patients might feel that their appointment under NHS was rushed and that the treatment was carried out over a long period.
For a private patient, we are able to offer flexible hours suitable to you. We make every effort to provide you with the best possible treatment plan, tailored to your needs, and we spend time discussing all possible treatment options so you will be able to make an informed choice. We offer longer appointments, giving us time to listen and answer all your questions and concerns.
Moreover, if your course of treatment requires multiple appointments, we make every effort to offer you appointments spaced to your treatment needs, rather than facing long waiting times until the next available slot.

More treatment options with private dentistry

Private dentistry offers patients the right choice in their care with expert guidance. We can provide you with the best available treatment, which truly expresses the best-practice patient care, which often is not available under the NHS scheme.

Why is private dentistry more expensive?

We understand that private treatment costs more, but under additional expenses, we provide you with longer and more comfortable appointments, which might be more suitable for nervous patients. Moreover, we continuously invest in courses, equipment, and cutting-edge materials and the newest dental treatment techniques.

What are the NHS dental charges?

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care.  Underdstand NHS dental charges.

There are three standard charges if you pay for NHS dental treatment. You will be charged for an overall course of treatment even if you need to attend your dentist more than once to complete your current course of treatment.

For each course of treatment, a dentist will indicate the treatment options that are clinically appropriate for your circumstances and based on specific clinical judgement each time.

  • Band 1 course of treatment – £22.70 This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealants.
  • Band 2 course of treatment – £62.10 This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.
  • Band 3 course of treatment – £269.30 This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.
  • Emergency dental treatment – £22.70

Are you entitled to NHS dental treatment?

For more information on finding out whether you are entitled to NHS dental treatment and how to claim for help with NHS dental charges, visit the NHS website.

Dental Examination

Children's Dentistry

Dental Hygienist

Airflow

Dental Fillings

Dentures

Nervous Patients

Tooth Extraction

Get In Touch

Contact Details

Call

01803 380090

Email

reception@parkhilldental.co.uk

Address

Parkhill Dental Practice,
3 Parkhill Road,
Torquay,
TQ1 2AL,
Devon

Hours

Mon - Thur: 8.30am - 5pm
Fri: 8.00 - 3pm
Weekends: closed