Treatment & Patient Care

We are pleased to offer a range of treatments for NHS, Private and Denplan patients and we are currently accepting any new patients both for NHS treatment and Private.

Services provided include new Dentures and repairs, Crowns and Bridges, Fissure Sealants and Cosmetic Dentistry.

We have hygienists available who can offer excellent dental health advice. Dental hygienists are specially trained to work with the dentist in giving care to patients. They play an important role in dental health care and are mainly concerned with gum health, showing people correct home care and applying preventive materials to the teeth and gums.

The hygienist’s main role is to professionally clean the teeth for the patient. This is usually called scaling and polishing. However, perhaps their most important role is showing the patient the best way to keep the teeth free of plaque. They also give advice on diet and preventing dental decay. The hygienist will work with your dentist to provide care tailored to your needs.


All Practices have ground floor surgeries with wheelchair / disabled access.

NHS Treatment Charges

From 1 April 2013, if you are not exempt from charges, you will pay one of the following rates for each course of treatment you receive:

Band 1 course of treatment – £20.60 This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. x-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, and a scale and polish if needed.

Band 2 course of treatment – £56.30
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.

Band 3 course of treatment – £244.30
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.

Urgent treatment – £20.60
If you require urgent care, but your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one charge of £20.60.

Private Treatment Charges

This is a sample of our current Private Treatment charges:

Exam (new patient) £47.50
Exam (routine) £35.50
Scale & Polish £27.50
Amalgam Fillings £75 - £110
Composite Fillings £90 - £150
Crowns from £450
Partial dentures  from £625
Complete dentures  £850
Bleaching from £210

Contact details

Hencotes Dental Practice
Tel: 01434 602227

Prudhoe Dental Practice
Tel: 01661 833213

Crawcrook Dental Practice
Tel: 0191 4131233

During normal opening hours you can either telephone us or call in to the practices to make an appointment.

Please give as much notice as possible if you have to cancel an appointment so we can make it available for another patient.