Dental Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - Can I have Dental Implants?

A - Implant based dental treatment is available in specific circumstances to NHS patients, our guidance regarding this is available here

 http://www.newcastle-hospitals.org.uk/services/dental_services_restorative-dentistry_nhs-funded-implants.aspx

 Your dentist would need to decide if a referral for assessment is clinically appropriate and they would need to make a referral before we would make arrangements to provide an assessment.

 

Q - How can I be referred to the Dental Hospital?

A - In order to try and match our services to those patients who require specialist care we suggest that patients attend a ‘high street dentist’ who can undertake an initial assessment and who may also be able to provide appropriate treatment. You should be able to find an NHS dentist using this web site www.nhs.uk

 Should the dentist feel that a referral to a specialist is appropriate then they can make the referral and we would then make arrangements for you to be assessed. Such an assessment would allow us to discuss treatment options with you and also identify if we would be able to provide treatment.

 

Q - Can I have treatment with a Dental Student?

A - Patients seeking routine less complex restorative dentistry may be taken on by the undergraduate dental student programme for teaching and training purposes.  These treatment items change according to the educational needs of the dental students and cannot be guaranteed to be available.

Details regarding the availability of free dental treatment with dental students can be found here.

 http://www.ncl.ac.uk/dental/public/treatment/index.htm

 Please note that if application forms are not available on line then we have sufficient numbers of patients to meet our current training needs.

 

Q - Do I pay for treatment at the Dental Hospital?

A - For those patients entitled to NHS care, the majority of treatments are free of charge.  Charges are however levied where cosmetic adjustments are provided and if retainers are lost or damaged.  Normal prescription charges apply.

 

Q - Can I have my teeth straightened on the NHS (Orthodontics)?

A -  Should your dentist/orthodontist feel that a referral to a specialist is appropriate then they can make the referral and we would then make arrangements for you to be assessed. Such an assessment would allow us to discuss treatment options with you and also identify if we would be able to provide treatment.

 

 


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