A history of Dentistry
The launch of the NHS in 1948 meant, for the first time-ever, that dental care was free at the point of use, dramatically changing people's access to good oral healthcare, their expectations, and their appreciation of looking after their oral health.
Dentistry in demand
The demand for dental care on the NHS is overwhelming. Dentists are seeing around 100 patients a day. More people are being treated than ever before which is great news but sadly has long wait times.
What is private dental care?
Private dental care is available to everyone, you don't need insurance and there's no membership or contract involved.
It's all about choice. You choose from a wide range of treatments you can't get on the NHS, at a time that suits you, with different types of payment options available to you.
So, whether you're looking for a routine check-up or a smile makeover, private dental care might be the right choice for you.
What are the benefits of private dental care?
- Longer appointments at a time that suits you.
- Flexible appointment times: Evenings, early mornings and weekend appointments are often available as a private patient.
- Longer appointments: You’ll typically have more time in the chair during private appointments. This allows plenty of time to be listened to and hear your, get to know you and provide the advice and choice you need.
- Appointment availability: With private dental care, you can usually be seen relatively quickly.