Register with an NHS dentist
Last updated: 5 November 2019

What you can expect from your dentist

Your dentist will tell you:

  • your treatment options
  • what treatment can be done under the NHS
  • how much your treatment costs
  • about any changes to your treatment
If you're registered your dentist can provide any NHS dental treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy.

Your dentist can't:

  • ask you to be a private patient to give your child NHS treatment
  • ask you to have a private check-up before they register you as an NHS patient
  • persuade you to have private treatment instead of NHS
  • tell you that treatment you need isn't available on the NHS when it is
  • ask you to pay a deposit before a check-up
  • ask you to pay for treatment before examining you