NHS Dentist

Welcome to Bonnyrigg Dental Care

At Bonnyrigg Dental Care we are actively welcoming new NHS patients. To register book and appointment online, call 0131 663 3370 or simply visit our NHS Dental practice situated in the heart Bonnyrigg. Bonnyrigg Dental Care is conveniently located near the town centre. We are next to Tesco Express and just across the road from Lasswade High School. Bonnyrigg Dental Care was opened as there are no other NHS practices in the area. We feel it is important for all to have access to NHS care.

We are on the ground floor on one level. This makes it easy for all patients to access us. We also have public parking situated right outside the practice.

Book your appointment today with one of our NHS dentists in Bonnyrigg and benefit of 2 free check­up every year.

Our NHS dental practice is modern and accessible to everyone due to our ground floor position and entry directly from the main street, Bonnyrigg dental care is a brand new NHS dental clinic which has all the latest dental equipment and technology.

Our NHS dentists in Bonnybrigg are friendly, qualified and willing to assist in delivering a high standard of dental car.

How do I register with an NHS dentist in Bonnyrigg?

It is very easy to register as an NHS patient at Bonnyrigg Dental Care:

By PhoneYou can phone us on 0131 663 3370 and we will take some personal details and book your free examination appointment right away.
E-mailEmail us at info@rbonnyriggdentalcare.co.uk or fill contact form on our contact page
Walk InIf you are passing by you can come in and arrange an appointment with our receptionist.
Register and Book Appointment OnlineAt Bonnyrigg Dental Care you can now Register and Book you Appointment Online. To book your appointment simple click on the calendar icon on the left.

If you have any questions about registering with us as an NHS patient our team would be happy to assist.

NHS Dentist Fees

Unless you are entitled for free treatment under the NHS you will require to pay 80% of the cost of your NHS dental treatment up to a maximum of £384 per course of treatment. Please find below a table with examples of some costs for some dental treatments available under NHS. Fees are as of 1st April 2015:

Who is entitled for free dental treatment on the NHS?

NHS treatment is free for:

  • Everyone aged under 18;
  • Those aged under 19 in full-time education;
  • Pregnant and nursing mothers, until the baby is 12 months old;
  • Tax/pension credits
  • Income support/ job seekers allowance

Please take evidence of any exemption with you to the dentist.

If your exemption from payment changes during a course of treatment please advise the dentist. Find out more about exemptions and help with costs at NHS Inform.

Treatment Cost
Examination Free
Two small X-rayst £4.72
Simple gum treatment(scale & polish) £10.76
Small amalgam (silver) filing £7.32
Large amalgam (silver) filing £18.80
Root canal treatment (front tooth) £39.56
Single crown (front tooth)t £71.20
Simple extraction (one tooth)t £6.76
Complete (upper and lower) dentures £148.60

Please note that NHS fee structure is complex and varies considerably from patient to patient depending of the treatment required. For a comprehensive list of all treatment charges in the NHS in Scotland, please consult the Statement of Dental Remuneration.

What is Prior Approval?

After your consultation, the dentist may inform you he/ she needs to apply for prior approval before the treatment can be started. This means that the dentist will require approval from the health-board before commencing  treatment. Prior approval is required for certain treatments and also if your treatment exceeds the maximum fee of £384. Having to apply for prior approval may take a little time and delay your treatment slightly. Please be advised that it may take from 2-8 weeks for your treatment to be approved.

Are all treatments available on the NHS?

Not all treatments are available on the NHS. Cosmetic treatments are not available under NHS. However this are available privately at our practice.
Your dentist will be able to explain what treatment is and is not allowed on the NHS.

What treatment can I have on the NHS?

Most dental procedures are available under the NHS such as:

2 examinations per year
Amalgam fillings
Scale and Polish
White fillings on front teeth
Root Canal Treatment
Extractions / surgical extractions
Crowns, veneers and bridges*

* Please note that not all crowns, bridges, veneers and dentures are available on the NHS.
The dentist will discuss what options are available for you after the examination.