× Stephen Emms | Dentist Pontefract

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01302 726524

205 Skellow Road, Skellow, Doncaster DN6 8HP

General dentistry

High quality dental care

Stephen Emms Advanced Dental Care offers friendly, understanding, reliable dentistry in a welcoming environment. We provide all aspects of general NHS dentistry and private cosmetic treatments, including tooth whitening, tooth-coloured fillings, crowns, veneers and dental implants. We are a preventive practice, which means we work hard to prevent dental problems starting in the first place by providing oral health advice and encouraging regular dental and hygiene visits.

Best of both worlds

Stephen Emms Advanced Dental Care in Skellow, Doncaster provides NHS and private dentistry, so patients can benefit from the best of both worlds. NHS patients can choose private treatment options, such as white fillings, hygiene therapy and dental implants if they wish without it affecting their NHS status.

Health and hygiene

Our dental therapists are trained in all aspects of dental care, including professionally cleaning the teeth, treating gum disease, carrying out fillings and some extractions, and providing advice on promoting oral health. The health of your gums is an indication of your general health and wellbeing. Gum disease has been linked to arthritis, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and premature births. A staggering 90 per cent of us suffer from gum disease at some point in our lives but with good dental care the risks can be easily controlled.

New patient appointments

Our private new patient appointments last 30 minutes and are incredibly thorough. They include x-rays and a mouth cancer screening for your added peace of mind. The cost for this appointment is £70.

Dental care plans

Our private patients can pay for their dental treatment as and when they need it or join one of our monthly dental plans from Denplan, which are an easy and affordable way to spread the cost of routine preventive and restorative dental care. Prices are £14.39 to £42.76 a month for adults and £8.67 to £10.85 for children.

NHS treatment and charges

The charge you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your mouth; gums and teeth healthy. You will only ever pay one charge for each complete course of treatment even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it. If you have to be referred to another dentist for another, separate course of treatment, you can expect a second charge. Some minor treatments, including having stitches removed or repair to dentures (if they can be mended), are free. Full payment will be taken at the start of all courses of treatment.

Band 1 Urgent - £21.60

This covers all urgent or temporary treatment to alleviate pain or prevent a clinical situation deteriorating. (e.g. temporary filling or treatment of swelling). Usually subsequent appointments will be required to provide permanent treatment for which there will be a further charge. (see below)

Band 1 – £21.60

This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. x-rays ), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealants. (see below)

Band 2 – £59.10

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 teeth.

Band 3 – £256.50

This covers everything listed in Band 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges. If you are exempt from paying the NHS charges you must bring proof of your exemption in at every course of treatment. Please discuss with a member of staff if you needed further help.

Cancelling appointments

If you need to cancel an appointment please give at least 24 hours' notice. If two appointments are missed without the required notice we may not be able to complete your treatment, or offer you NHS care in the future.

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General Information

From time to time you will be asked to fill in a medical questionnaire to assist us in your diagnosis and treatment. This is confidential. Orthodontic treatment (tooth straightening) is carried out at this practice and children will be assessed routinely for any corrective treatment required

Personal Dental Service

This practice provides NHS dentistry under the new Personal Dental Services Contract. Under guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) a dentist should match the interval between check up appointments to the needs of each patient. The recall interval may vary between 3 months to two years depending on your teeth, gums, age, general health and lifestyle.

If you have a problem before your next check up is due you can contact us to arrange an earlier appointment.

Your dental records are confidential and are kept secure; however if they are requested by Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group or NHS Business services Authority for clinical audit purposes, they will be made available for them. We will try to contact you before releasing them.

If you have any questions about this information please speak to our practice manager or any member of staff.

Standards

As an NHS patient you are entitled to:

  • A thorough examination
  • An explanation of treatment options
  • A written treatment plan
  • Information and charges
  • Advise on keeping teeth and gums healthy
  • Information about the surgery and services provided
  • A care and treatment summary if you transfer to another dentist and to make a complaint if you are not happy about treatment

NHS patients have a right to express a preference of practitioner who they see. Please indicate your preference when making your appointment.

As an NHS patient you are responsible:

  • Giving at least 24 hours notice if you have to cancel an appointment
  • Following the dentist's advise to prevent tooth decay and gum disease
  • Paying your fees at the beginning of every course of treatment
  • Bringing in proof of exemption or help with NHS fees to your appointment
  • Treating members of staff with courtesy and respect

If a patient is violent and abusive to staff they will be asked to leave the premises and will not be seen again. Also if a patient fails to pay their fees or refuses to cooperate during treatment, they may be refused treatment in the future at this practice.

Protection

We wish to reassure our patients that all necessary precautions are being taken in this practice to safeguard both the patients and staff against blood borne infections, such as AIDS and hepatitis.

Exemptions

Patients found to have incorrectly claimed for help with NHS fees or fraudulently claimed exemption from NHS fees may receive a penalty charge, please bring proof of exemption at every appointment to avoid mistakes. For advises about NHS fees visit the NHS Counter Fraud Service Website at: www.cfsms.nhs.uk and click on 'entitled to help with NHS costs'. Or contact Fraud and Corruption reporting line on 0800 0284060 (Mon – Fri 8am to 6pm).