Student discount at Dentist?????Watch
I'll be full time in sept 08 - firstly I would like my teeth cleaned as it's been awhile and mine are crooked and I can't floss them (the one's at front).
But I will need to have a milk tooth removed (I'm 36!) and the adult tooth dissappeared many years ago - the milk tooth is wearing away now so it will need to be removed but then I'll need something to fill the gap!
(it's the left 'fang' tooth)
I think this will work out rather expensive!! saving some costs would be good!
Try to find an NHS dentist coz the work will be considerably cheaper
At a regular dentist its only free untill your 18.
had heard from a lot of people that have said that students got a discount, done of them were students so I thought I'd better check.
NHS Dentist are awful though.
I had a 20 year old filling redone and it needs doing again only after 2 and half years later!!!! grrrr.
well, hopefully it was just that particular dentist!
I knew it was free up to sixteen year olds (was when I was that age)
You'll need to fill in a HC1 form for 'help with health costs' (can pick up from docs/dentists/some pharmacies) - I get free dental care / prescriptions etc off that (not specifically for students, just based on 'low earnings' but there's a section for people in full time education). Depending on earnings etc, you'll probably get some help with dental fees on the NHS.
where would you get the form HC1 from?
You have to complete a HC1 form including income/outgoings/savings. If you exceed a certain level in their calculations you may be lucky and get a HC2 (same as folk on really low income and benefits) or if you are like me as my scholarship is greater than the minimum wage you might get a HC3 form which states how much you have to pay before you get free treatment. My Gf has a HC2 as her income is below teh threshold, I have a HC3 which states I have to pay up to £230 odd...NB this is more than the maximum NHS denttist charge of £170 odd so I have to pay for check ups and fillings and practically the whole shabang.
anyway, its not about being a student, its about income level.
should I fill out a HC1 first - do you get an information booklet when you get the form??
As for braces, you probably wouldnt get that on the NHS as a student unless it was deemed to cause lasting health benefits, rather than treating a cosmetic aspect. Its still worth checking out though.
I'm 19 and in full time education and last time i went to the dentist i was charged so i'm guessing it's only up to age 18. But i think your question's already been answered by Flexiblefish, just thought i'd add what i had to say incase it helped at all
ie: they don't provide them at a dentist.
guess it's one of those things that you have to know about before going - they don't mention it themselves!
Thanks for your response though... still helpful
I went private in Poland and it was much cheaper than having it all done here. Plus I've not seen anyone on TSR who's older than me
how are you then?
I'm not sure I fancy going to poland just to get my milk tooth taken out and replaced!!
I've been to Krakow years ago though! Loved the Tatra mountains