Registering With a Dentist
If you are new to the area or, for any other reason, are not already registered with a dentist, we recommend that you do so. You can obtain details of the NHS dentist nearest your home by using the local service finder section of this website.
If you wish to change your dentist, you should ask the new dentist whether he/she will accept you as an NHS patient. You do not have to give a reason for changing your dentist.
Once you are registered, you can stay with the same dentist for as long as you wish. However, your dentist may decide to end your registration, for example if you miss your appointments. You may find if difficult to get your dentist to see you in these circumstances. Regular attendance is needed to stay registered with your dentist.
People who are not registered and who have been unable to obtain registration with a General Dental Practitioner can contact the NHS Forth Valley Dental help line on 01324 614670 for advice.
Dental Treatment Charges
You will be charged the standard NHS rate for any dental treatment you receive, so please bring a means of payment with you.
You will not have to pay if you are usually exempt from charges, but you will need to bring the correct form of proof with you. People normally exempt include those under 16 (18 and under if in full time education) and women who are pregnant or who have given birth in the past 12 months. You may be exempt if you receive certain state benefits. For more information visit NHS Inform.