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You're entitled to free NHS dental treatment if on the first day of treatment you;

  • are under 18 years of age, or;
     
  • are 18 years of ages and in full-time education, or;
     
  • are pregnant, or;
     
  • have borne a child in the previous 12 months, or;
     
  • are in prison or a young offender's institution, or;
     
  • are an NHS inpatient and the treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist, or;
     
  • are an outpatient treated by an NHS hospital dental service
 
You're also entitled if on the first day of your treatment (or on the date your full course of treatment cost is calculated if later) you;
  • get, or are included in an award of someone getting, Income Support, or;
     
  • get, or are included in an award of someone getting, Income based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), or;
     
  • get, or are included in an award of someone getting, Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), or;
     
  • get, or are included in an award of someone getting, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit, or;
     
  • get, or are included in an award of someone getting, Universal Credit (in certain circumstances only), or;
     
  • are entitled to, or named on a valid Tax Credit Exemption certificate, or;
     
  • are named on a valid HC2 certificate
You may also be entitled to partial help towards your NHS dental costs if you have been awarded an HC3. Your award letter will state how much you're expected to pay towards any treatment.


Wales

In addition to the above, an NHS dental examination is free in Wales if on the first day of treatment you;
  • are under the age of 25 years, or;
     
  • are 60 years of age or over


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