You're entitled to free NHS dental treatment if at the start of the treatment you're:

  • under 18
  • under 19 and in full-time education
  • pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months
  • being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist. You may have to pay for dentures or bridges.

You're also entitled if you or your partner get, or you're under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone getting:

  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit and meet the qualifying conditions.

If you're entitled to or named on:

If you have a HC3 for partial help with NHS health costs you may also get help with the cost of NHS dental treatment.


In Scotland you get free NHS dental check-ups, treatments, and appliances if you're aged 18 to 25.


In Wales you get free NHS dental check-ups if you're aged 18 to 24 or over 60.

Check what help you could get to pay for NHS costs and apply online.

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