NHS Dentist Shawlands

Shawlands Dental Care Team - NHS Dentists GlasgowAt Shawlands Dental Care we are actively welcoming new and existent NHS patients. To register or book an appointment call 0141 632 1378  or simply visit our state of the art NHS Dental Practice located in the heart of Shawlands on 1149-1153 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 3YH (former Bank of Scotland), just opposite The Granary. Alternatively click here to book an appointment online.

Book your appointment today with one of our NHS dentists in Shawlands and benefit of 2 free check-ups every year including full mouth screening and perio chart to check the health of your gums.

Formerly known as “Queens Park Dental” and previously located on 5 Minard Road, the practice has been taken over in August 2014 and shortly relocated at the new prime location on Pollokshaws Road.

We have worked on putting in a whole new dental team who are skilled in both dentistry and patient care. Regular training is provided to improve the quality of service offered at Shawlands Dental Care. Our NHS dentists in Glasgow are friendly, qualified and willing to assist in delivering a high standard of dental care.

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How do I register with Shawlands Dental Care?

It is very easy to register as an NHS patient at Shawlands Dental Care:

By Calling 0141 632 1378

Call 0141 632 1378 today to register with an NHS Dentist in Glasgow. Our team is looking forward to hearing from you.

By E-mail

Email us at info@shawlandsdentalcare.co.uk or fill contact form on our contact page and a member of our team will be in touch.

Walk in

If you are passing by you can come in and arrange an appointment with our receptionist. Our team is happy to help.

Register and Book Appointment Online

At Shawlands Dental Care you can now Register and Book you Appointment Online. Click here if you are a new patient and want to book your appointment online.

If you have any questions about registering with us as an NHS patient our team would be happy to assist. All NHS patients are entitled to a free dental examination every six months under the National Health Service Scotland.

NHS Dental Charges Glasgow

Patient charges for NHS dental treatment in Scotland are agreed and set by Government. Please note that some treatments are not available under the terms of NHS dental services. Items such as teeth whitening, white fillings, veneers, implants or crowns in back teeth cannot be provided by the NHS.

Unless you are in one of the groups entitled to free NHS dental treatment or help with the cost you will require to pay 80% of the cost of your NHS dental treatment up to a maximum of £384 per course of treatment.  Examples of costs for some types of NHS treatment are shown in the table below. Fees are as of 1st Oct 2017.

Please note that NHS fee structure is complex and varies considerably from patient to patient depending on the treatment required.

NHS DENTAL Treatment Cost
Examination no charge
Two small X-rays £4.88
Simple gum treatment(scale & polish) £11.12
Small amalgam (silver) filing £7.56
Large amalgam (silver) filing £19.44
Root canal treatment (front tooth) £40.92
Single crown (front tooth) £73.60
Simple extraction (one tooth) £7.00
Complete (upper and lower)dentures £153.68


See Help with Health Care Costs for further details.

For a comprehensive list of all treatment charges in the NHS in Scotland, please consult the Statement of Dental Remuneration.

Our dentists may provide treatment items privately as an alternative to NHS care. You must discuss this with the dentist providing the treatment.

Who is entitled to free dental treatment in Scotland?

NHS treatment is free for:

  • Everyone aged under 18;
  • Those aged under 19 in full-time education;
  • Pregnant and nursing mothers, until the baby is 12 months old;
  • Tax/pension credits
  • Income support/ job seekers allowance
Please take evidence of any exemption with you to the dentist.

If your exemption from payment changes during a course of treatment please advise the dentist. Find out more about exemptions and help with costs at NHS Inform.

After your dental examination, if any dental treatment is required your dentist may provide you with an itemised treatment plan which includes costs before you commence treatment. It is also important to note that this treatment may change during the course and therefore the cost might change as well.

Extensive courses of NHS treatment may need to be approved by Practitioner Services Division before the dentist is allowed to provide the treatment. Your dentist may refer to this as “Prior Approval”

What is Prior Approval?

After your consultation, the dentist may inform you he/ she needs to apply for prior approval before the treatment can be started. This means that the dentist will require approval from the Practitioner Services Division before commencing treatment. Prior approval is required for certain treatments and also if your treatment exceeds the maximum fee of £384. Having to apply for prior approval may take a little time and delay your treatment slightly. Please be advised that it may take from 2-8 weeks for your treatment to be approved.

Are all treatments available on the NHS?

Not all treatments are available on the NHS. Cosmetic treatments are not available under NHS. However, cosmetic treatments are available privately at our practice.
Your dentist will be able to explain what treatment is and is not allowed on the NHS.

What treatment can I have on the NHS?

Most dental procedures are available under the NHS.  Most common NHS dental treatments are:

  • 2 examinations per year
  • Radiographs
  • Amalgam fillings
  • Scale and Polish
  • White fillings on front teeth
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Extractions / surgical extractions
  • Dentures*
  • Crowns, veneers and bridges*
  • Sedation

* Please note that not all crowns, bridges, veneers and dentures are available on the NHS.
The dentist will discuss what options are available for you after the examination.

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