NHS Dental Care

NHS Dentistry in Crayford, we'd love to help

Situated on Crayford High Street, Ark-G Dental and Cosmetics Centre  is a modern, fully computerised dental practice specializing in Implants and facial Cosmetics. We provide a friendly and complete dental service  for you and your family. We understand that facial aesthetics plays a  significant role in society and we are dedicated to providing you with  the latest innovations in dental and facial cosmetics.

Our Dental Practice has been established for some 50 years and in  2011 was newly refurbished with a bright welcoming reception and modern  surgeries. We have expanded the surgery to almost double the original  size to provide a wider range of dental and cosmetic treatments.

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. The information on this page explains what you may have to pay for your NHS dental treatment.

Emergency dental treatment – £23.80

This covers emergency care in a primary care NHS dental practice such as pain relief or a temporary filling.

Band 1 course of treatment – £23.80

This covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate.

Band 2 course of treatment – £65.20

This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or removal of teeth but not more complex items covered by Band 3.

Band 3 course of treatment – £282.80

This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.

Keep your
appointment to keep your NHS dental registration

These days dental
practices are working under strict regulations and face challenging time
restrictions. Whether you are visiting a dentist, hygienist or therapist, their
time is tightly scheduled. Please respect it.

Even performing a
simple filling is not as straightforward as it used to be. It takes more staff,
increased PPE and, most significantly, more empty surgery time after the
appointment to prevent the possible spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

If you have an appointment, please make sure you don’t forget it.

Please take every
step necessary to make sure that you arrive in good time. Practices need to be
really strict about both missed appointments and late arrivals. If you have to
cancel, make sure you do so at least 24 hours in advance.

“We’re sorry, but…”

We value all of our
patients, and we don’t want to have to tell anyone, “We’re sorry but we must
ask you to find a different dental practice for your treatment.” It is, however,
the procedure we must follow.

Pease note:

  • After one missed appointment, your non-attendance or late attendance will be recorded. When you wish to make another appointment, you will be given a slot at a time to suit the clinician, which may not suit your routine.
  • If you fail to attend the second appointment, Ark-G Dental will ask you to find a different dentist.
  • If you attend the second appointment, we will do our best to accommodate your preferred day or time for your next appointment.

Attend regularly to
keep up your NHS dental registration

Many of our
patients forget to make regular visits to see their dentist. And then, before
they realise, it’s been over two years!

Please be warned!

Due to the high
number of people wishing to receive NHS dental treatment and the very long
waiting lists, your dental practice has no choice but to remove patients who
have not attended for two years or more from the NHS list.

While we appreciate
that the first coronavirus lockdown in 2020 meant that dentists were not able
to see their patients for three months, practices opened again and have worked
hard to catch up with patient needs. Please remember it’s important to follow
up on regular attendance at the practice for you and your family.

Ark-G Dental &
Cosmetics Centre try to remind our patients when they are due for their dental
examinations via text message, email or letters. However, we often find that
many of our communications get returned as patients do not update their details
with us.

What to do to keep
your place on the NHS patient list:

  • Always attend any appointment booked, or
    cancel the appointment more than 24 hours in advance.
  • Make sure you book your next dental
    examination before you leave the practice. Whether it’s three, six, nine
    or even twelve months in advance, our reception teams will help you make
    your next appointment, and send you reminders nearer the time as well.
  • Check and update your contact details. Be sure
    they are correct, especially your email address and mobile phone. If we
    can keep in touch with you, then we can help you keep on track so you
    don’t miss your appointment.
  • If you are caring for an older person, then
    help them to keep up their registration too by tracking their appointments
    with them.

Use it! Don’t lose

If you are removed
from the NHS patient list, you are no longer able to receive NHS treatment at
the practice.  If you want to receive NHS treatment again, you will need
to contact the NHS and join the waiting list. As NHS waiting lists are long, it
may be some time before you can join another practice. So our recommendation is
that you protect your registered status.

Remember: Our recommendation
is that you protect your registered status by attending your appointments, and
booking your next appointment before you leave the practice

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We Remain Open

In light of the latest government announcement on the 4th January 2021, we will remain open during lockdown 3.0.

Our patient and staff safety is of the highest importance to us. We continue to follow strict protocols within the practice using the correct PPE.

If you have an appointment already booked, please attend as normal unless you or someone in your household is experiencing any Covid 19 symptoms, then please call us to rearrange.

If you have any urgent questions, please feel free to get in touch with our team who are always happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.