If you are not entitled to free treatment or help with the cost of treatment then you are required to pay a charge for Health Service dental services. The charge is 80% of the cost up to a maximum of £384.
The HSC fee structure will vary from patient to patient depending on the treatment required. Examples of costs can be found on the – nidrect website.
At Abercorn Dental Care – for all NHS courses of treatment you will receive an estimated; itemised treatment plan of cost for your reference. You will be required to sign this at assessment/examination.
Who is entitled to free HSC Dental Treatments?
You can get free dental treatments in Northern Ireland if you are:
- Aged under 18
- Aged 18 and in full time education
- Pregnant, or have had a child, within the 12 months before treatment starts
- A hospital inpatient and the treatment is carried out by a hospital dentist
- Getting, or your partner gets, Income Support, income related Employment and Support Allowance, income based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Universal Credit or Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- Entitled to, or named on, a valid tax credit exemption certificate
- A war pensioner and need the dental treatment test because of a disability for which you get a war pension
- A Hospital Dental Service out-patient
- A Community Dental Service patient
If you are a Hospital Dental Service out-patient or a Community Dental Service patient, you may have to pay for treatments involving dental laboratory items such as dentures and bridges.
Help with costs
You can view more information regarding help with your dental costs on the following page via the – nidrect website