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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

  • Bhandal dental surgery in Blackheath Birmingham are the best Dentists I have ever been to. All the staff are nice and polite and Dr Pavan and her assistant Liv are absolutely fantastic and I do not use those words lightly.Incidentally this is the first review I have ever left for a Dentist. A great thank you to this Dentist practice who go above and beyond to provide exceptional service and this applies to NHS patients.

    John Musgrove

    John Musgrove

    Jun 21,2024

  • I was so nervous to have something done to my teeth for the first time, my anxiety was through the roof. But the 2 ladys that did my treatment today were BRILLIANT they calmed me down. Kept making sure i was okay and explained everything thoroughly and made sure i understood what was happening 10/10 would reccomend

    Hayley joan

    Hayley joan

    May 31,2024

  • I recently visited Dr. Dorsa for a dental procedure, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Dr. Dorsa is not only incredibly professional but also exceptionally patient and kind. She has a unique way of making you feel calm and comfortable throughout the entire treatment process. What I appreciated most was her willingness to describe each step of the procedure, which really helped alleviate any anxiety I had. I highly recommend Dr. Dorsa to anyone in need of a skilled and compassionate dentist.

    leila faz

    leila faz

    Apr 22,2024

  • I’m very anxious 😬 about dental visits, but Dr Dorsa and the lovely ladies were soo reassuring amazing even when I wanted to leave due to my anxiety. Thank you soo much!!

    Kam Kaur

    Kam Kaur

    Apr 7,2024

  • I recently underwent Invisalign and whitening with Dr Simran and Demi, and couldn’t be more satisfied with the results!From the initial consultation to final adjustments, their level of care and attention to detail was truly outstanding.Dr Simran’s expertise and professionalism were evident from the get go. She took time to thoroughly explain the treatment process and answered all my questions with patience and clarity. Demi was equally fantastic, keeping me updated with the next steps and making each visit a pleasant one.I am so pleased with the results!! I highly recommend :)

    Jeevan Sunnar

    Jeevan Sunnar

    Mar 20,2024

  • Always give good care and service, very friendly, never had any problems

    roy darby

    roy darby

    Mar 20,2024

  • Extremely happy with the result of my teeth, great experience honestly couldn’t thank simran and Demi enough for making me feel confident with my smile, 100% recommend

    Georgina Otoole

    Georgina Otoole

    Mar 18,2024

  • Dr Dorsa and her Dental Nurse where amazing. I have Dentophobia, and always find treatments really hard to cope with, but Dr Dorsa and her Nurse where really supportive and reassuring, they made me feel so much at ease and ensured I was okay throughout my treatment. I felt very much looked after as an individual person. Thank you to Dr Dorsa and her Nurse and Bhandal Dental Staff in Blackheath, Rowley Regis.



    Feb 24,2024

  • Always very impressed with the service at Bhandal Dental Practice, Blackheath. Dr Dorsa carried out the procedure professionally and without fuss. I am very happy with the result. Thank you.

    Russell Blakey

    Russell Blakey

    Feb 21,2024

  • My third visit to Dr Dorsa today. I have advanced gum disease & needed deep cleaning sessions to minimise effects of this. My individual treatment plan clearly explained including how to improve dental hygiene at home. Dr Dorsa delivered treatment in a sensitive caring manner & today’s results show a marked improvement to my gum health. Very happy with service provided & can recommend.

    Penny Hazzell

    Penny Hazzell

    Feb 20,2024

  • Dr Dorsa great skills She calm me down as i had bad experince in past Did great job

    Armin Burazorovic

    Armin Burazorovic

    Feb 19,2024

  • I normally get bad anxiety when going to dentist but Dr Dorsa was truly amazing and made me feel at ease. Would 100% recommend this fantastic dentist. Thank you so much ❤️

    Jon Payne

    Jon Payne

    Jan 18,2024

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