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General Dentistry at Priory Dental Practice

Your Family NHS Dentist in Bedford

At Priory Dental Practice we provide general dental services for both new and existing patients.

Our focus is on prevention rather than treatment wherever possible. We always recommend regular check-ups

which is vital in helping you keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Many dental problems are hidden and can go on to cause more serious conditions if they go undetected. If treatment is required, we will advise you accordingly and then can carry out the most appropriate course of action using the latest equipment and techniques here at the practice.

Our team of experienced dentists will make sure your visit is as comfortable as possible.


NHS dental charges 2020/21 at Priory Dental Practice

A guide to NHS dental charges

Currently we are accepting new NHS patients. This will be for a limited time so please call to make an appointment to secure your place.


Who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment in England?

You don't 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 previous 12 months
  • Being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist (but you may have to pay for any dentures or bridges)
  • Receiving low income benefits, or you're under 20 and a dependant of someone receiving low income benefits



Low income benefits

You're entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you or your spouse (including civil partner) receive:



  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit (in certain circumstances)



Certificates to help with health costs

You can receive free NHS dental treatment if you're entitled to or named on:



  • A valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • A valid HC2 certificate – which is available for people on a low income


People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help.


You'll be asked to show your dentist written proof that you don't have to pay for all or part of your NHS treatment at every visit.


You'll also be asked to sign a form to confirm that you don't have to pay and if incorrect or invalid information is supplied to the practice we cannot be held responsible for any fines to you from the NHS.


Dental Emergencies

Due to Covid 19 restrictions our usual 8.30 am walk in emergency session is no longer in operation.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency and you have attended our practice over the past 24 months please contact our reception team to arrange an emergency appointment

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