Dental care for children

“Mike is so good and
he is always pleased with
my teeth and he gives me
sometimes some stickers.”

Dental care for children

We like seeing kids and welcome them at the practice. With constant home care and regular attendance to our practice, it should be possible for your children to escape the need for dental treatment.

We particularly recommend DENPLAN FOR CHILDREN as a means of funding your child’s dental care, as the monthly payments include annual oral health education visits and prevention advice along with insurance for repairs as a result of trauma.

We offer the following two methods of payment;.

1 Fee per item
2 Dental plans

Fee per item

Fee-per-item in which a fee is charged for each treatment carried out. We normally ask for payment to be made after each appointment, and a deposit is usually required prior to more complex treatments. We accept cash, cheques and most credit or debit cards. The list of charges below is by no means exhaustive, but hopefully will give an idea of the costs of the more common treatments.

Examinations

New patient assessment£32
Routine check-up£32
Emergency consultation£98

Hygiene and prevention

Oral Health EducationFree
Hygienist session£50

Fillings

Sealants£10
White fillingsfrom £90

Extraction

Simple£90

Miscellaneous

Gumshieldsfrom £61

Fees correct as of 22nd September 2021

Dental plans for children

A monthly payment is taken from your bank to cover routine maintenance including check-ups, hygiene visits and x-rays. These plans have the advantage of including an insurance element which covers out-of-hours emergencies, and the repair of teeth damaged by external trauma, both home and abroad. They also offer a significant discount for most treatment costs.

The adult plan is Denplan Essentials and we have a similar kids plan, Denplan for Children.

There are three bands from A to C

  • Inclusive x-rays
  • Insurance benefits of:
    • free call out
    • worldwide holiday cover
    • trauma cover
    • hospital-stay benefits
    • oral cancer care costs

Bands vary in check-up and hygiene visits per year as follows:

A £6.23
Check-ups per year1
Hygiene visits per year1
Treatment discount20%
B £9.38
Check-ups per year2
Hygiene visits per year1
Treatment discount20%
C £18.70
Check-ups per year2
Hygiene visits per year1
Treatment discount100%

Fees correct as of 22nd February 2021

Full details of both the available plans are available at www.denplan.co.uk

Tooth correction

Most children will have teeth that are crowded. This can range from a mild misplacement of one tooth, to a severe discrepancy which can cause the child to be distressed or the health of the mouth to be jeopardised.

We tend to wait until all the first teeth have fallen out before referring to one of our orthodontist colleagues in Bath for an initial orthodontic assessment. This is always an NHS referral which carries no charge. The orthodontist will decide a) whether treatment is necessary and b) whether that treatment can be funded by the NHS.

The less severe cases of crowding tend not to be NHS funded, although Private treatment can be carried out. Your orthodontist will advise you.