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Dental Checkups

Your first line of defence against dental problems. We recommend visiting the dentist every 6 – 12 months to protect your oral health. During a routine checkup, we’ll look for signs of decay and gum disease and provide personalised advice.

Protect your oral health with regular dental checkups

We recommend visiting the dentist every six months to keep on top of your oral health. During an NHS dental checkup, we will check your mouth and gums for signs of disease and decay. Spotting small problems early on can help to prevent them from getting worse. This can also help to avoid the need for more extensive treatment like extractions.

Many people are entitled to free checkups on the NHS, including those in receipt of certain benefits and children under the age of 17. The NHS payment bands make it easy to budget for your checkups, and the clear and fixed pricing means that you won’t have any unexpected surprises. We provide friendly and reliable dental care for the whole family, including toddlers, teenagers and seniors. Book your routine checkup today.

The benefits of dental checkups

  • Protect your oral health
  • Get advice and support
  • Prevent dental problems
  • Avoid disease and decay

What is included in an NHS checkup?

An NHS checkup includes a complete screening of your oral health and X-rays, where clinically required. The purpose of a checkup is to examine your teeth and gums to look for signs of disease or decay. We will also offer advice on caring for your teeth at home and answer any questions you may have about your oral health or other dental treatments.

Best dental treatment l have ever received. Dr Waleed Khan provided on a number of occasions, pain-free, first-class dental treatment. He was extremely patient & sensitive to all of my needs, courteous and professional.

NHS Pricing bands

Transparent pricing for NHS treatments

Patient charges correct as of April 2023

Treatment Band One

  • An examination and diagnosis (e.g. x-rays)
  • Advice on how to prevent future problems
  • A scale and polish, if required

If you need to see a dentist immediately, an urgent NHS appointment costs £23.80.


Treatment Band Two

  • Everything in band one, plus...
  • Any further treatment such as fillings or root canal work
  • Extractions, if your dentist needs to take out one or more teeth


Treatment Band Three

  • Everything in bands one and two, plus...
  • Crowns, dentures or bridges
  • This includes more complex procedures.

You only pay once for the highest treatment band, even if multiple treatments are required.


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Frequently asked questions

How can we help?

We recommend that children start visiting the dentist once their first tooth appears. This will help them to get used to the environment and the dental team, and it will also allow us to spot any problems early. Regular checkups from a young age can help to prevent dental problems later in life.

Yes, we have experience in treating patients who are nervous or anxious about visiting the dentist. We will take the time to explain everything to you and put you at ease. We also offer a range of relaxation techniques to help you feel more relaxed during your treatment.

If we find any problems during your checkup, we will discuss your treatment options with you. Many procedures can be carried out quickly and easily at the surgery, but some may require referral to a specialist. We will always try to offer you the most conservative (least invasive) treatment option first.

We offer emergency appointments for patients who are in pain or who have an infection. We will always try to see you as soon as possible, and we will provide you with advice and support until you can be seen by a dentist.

Do you still have questions?

We offer excellent care and advice regarding our wide range of treatments to all of our patients.

Contact our main practice

0121 561 3526

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Patient stories

Hear from our happy patients

  • I am very nervous with Dentist but Dorsa made my visit very comfortable. Very highly recommended

    Susan Brayshaw

    Susan Brayshaw

    Jul 23,2023

  • Just had a fantastic craftsmanship done by Dorsa @Bhandal Dental practice on my front tooth. Excellent work and attitude. I get overly nervous at dentists. But i think this was the first time ever I actually got calmed down and did not rip the arms of the chair. Thank you, Dorsa, much appreciated.

    Dagnis Dancitis

    Dagnis Dancitis

    Jul 3,2023

  • Dorsa was fabulous, due to poor experiences with a different surgery in the past, I am utterly terrified of the dentist. However Dorsa put me at ease and constantly checked how I was feeling, I underwent NHS and cosmetic treatment and the results brought on happy tears, my teeth have never looked or felt so good. Thank you for giving me my smile back.

    Laura Longhurst

    Laura Longhurst

    Jun 29,2023

  • My dentist was called dorsa today and she was amazing talked me through the whole Procedure and made me feel really calm x

    Sophia Kala

    Sophia Kala

    Jun 26,2023

  • Excellent dental work, as good as private. Good manner, quick, tender, relaxed. Very good. Thank you Dorsa, and Meera.

    Micky Armstrong

    Micky Armstrong

    Jun 25,2023

  • Don't usually see this dentist (Dorsa) My usual one Luckie was not available, I was having deep filling and she kept me at ease, explained everything she was doing and was so gentle that I didn't even feel the needle for when she froze my mouth. Would definitely want to see her again. Thank you.

    sue green

    sue green

    Jun 20,2023

  • It was a very good experience. The doctors were very nice and kept on asking me if i was okay.

    Areebah Shams

    Areebah Shams

    Jun 17,2023

  • Dorsa was really kind and nice. She explained everything to me really well as well giving me advice. I feel safe and comfortable. I would totally recommend her she's amazing 😊😊

    Simran kaur

    Simran kaur

    Jun 8,2023

  • I was so nervous and felt really anxious during my procedure today but Dorsa and her colleague ( sorry I should’ve asked your name ) were absolutely wonderful and were so patient with the patient:) I can highly recommend! Thanks again ladies!

    Jeannette Mason

    Jeannette Mason

    May 31,2023

  • Great service! All staff polite and friendly and my dentist Dorsa did amazing work on my teeth

    chloe shaw

    chloe shaw

    May 30,2023

  • I like to leave reviews, when I've had an excellent service.... the receptionists( Lisa and Rebecca) always have a smile to greet you on entrance....the dentists(Dorsa and Morva) are so professional and so very friendly...dental nurse (Meera)again greet you with a friendly smile....all of the other staff, who I can't name, also always smiling.

    Deanna Shields

    Deanna Shields

    May 18,2023

  • I have been a patient with Bhandal for many years and I have never had a bad experience. I have recently had some composite bonding done by Dorsa who has done a fantastic job, she has a real eye for detail and has given me back the confidence to smile.

    James Howell

    James Howell

    May 15,2023

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