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

  • under age 18
  • under age 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

If you're being treated in an NHS hospital, you may have to pay for dentures or bridges.

You're also entitled if at any time during your course of treatment 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 an HC3 for partial help with NHS health costs, you may also get help with the cost of NHS dental treatment


If you're aged 18 to 25, you get free NHS:

  • dental examinations
  • treatments
  • appliances


If you're aged 18 to 24 or over age 60, you get free NHS dental examinations.

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

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