Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Following the announcement by the government on 28th May, we are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that we will be re-opening our practice soon!

At Dentalcare Group patient safety and comfort is of paramount importance, and we have spent the time during closure upgrading the clinic and introducing the following measures to keep our patients and staff SAFER than ever.

The clinic as you are aware has always been a very clean and safe environment. However, we have placed hand sanitisers at entry points, upgraded our PPE and redesigned the patient journey in line with social distancing.

We will be conducting pre-screening tests of patients which is likely to include taking your temperature on arrival.

We have had to cancel numerous appointments since the lockdown began 3 months ago and will initially be prioritising appointments for our existing patients who have had dental emergencies or appointments cancelled, in order of urgency. Please do not attend the clinic unless you have an appointment.

We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon!

We will be in touch as soon as we are ready to see you!

NHS Dentistry

at Dentalcare Trowbridge

Your local NHS dentist in Trowbridge

At Dentalcare Trowbridge we believe that everyone should be entitled to high quality dentistry, so we are proud to offer NHS dental care to our patients within the  local community. 

NHS dental care will include all treatment that is necessary to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you are asked to pay a contribution towards the cost, and these charges are discussed in more detail below.

NHS dentistry does not cover cosmetic treatments such as adult braces or teeth whitening as these are not seen as being essential to the health of your teeth. As an NHS patient you are of course welcome to pay for cosmetic dental treatments and we offer finance plans and 0% interest to help manage the cost.

Dental braces are available on the NHS to those patients under the age of 18 who have a clear orthodontic need.

NHS Dentistry
NHS Dentistry

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The cost for NHS dental treatment in Trowbridge

Band 1

This covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it will also include X-rays, a scale and polish and planning further treatment. This cost also covers urgent or emergency treatment.

Band 2

This covers everything mentioned in band 1 plus additional treatment including fillings, root canal and the extractions of teeth.

Band 3

Band 3 includes everything mentioned in band 1 and 2 treatment plus more complex procedures such as crowns, dentures and bridges.


Patients entitled to free NHS dental treatment at Dentalcare Trowbridge

You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if you’re:

  • Under 18 or under 19 and in full-time education
  • Pregnant or have had a baby in the past 12 months
  • Being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist (you may still have to pay for dentures and bridges)
  • Receiving low income benefits or you’re under 20 and a dependent of someone who is receiving low income benefits


You are entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you or your spouse receive:

  • Income support
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
  • Pension credit guarantee credit
  • Universal credit and meet the criteria


You can also receive free NHS dental treatment if:

  • You are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • You are named on a valid HC2 certificate which is available for people on a low income