Band 1 : Diagnostic £23 - This covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays) advice on improving your oral health, a scale, polish, fluoride varnish, or fissure sealant when needed.
Band 2 : Conservation £67 - Everything in Band 1 is covered, along with treatment such as fillings, root canal work, or if your dentist needs to extract one or more teeth. Even where more than one appointment is needed, you only pay one Band 2 charge.
Band 3 : Restoration £267 - This covers everything in Bands 1 and 2 plus intensive restoration work, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.
Emergency Appointments £27 - These are open to anyone with an immediate problem and include assessment, advice prescriptions and dressings.
Explaining treatment bands is useful and illustrates the similarity to NHS treatment. We would mention again one further way they are similar. Independent care is for life and sustained health.