NHS Dentistry

We provide comprehensive NHS dental services to help our patients maintain good oral health.
At the moment we are unable to accept new NHS as our list is currently full.

Please click here to contact us and ask to be added to our waiting list.
We are proud to provide comprehensive NHS dental services to help our patients maintain good oral health. Our services include everything from routine check-ups to more complex procedures, and we work hard to ensure that all of our patients receive the care they need to keep their smiles healthy. For more flexibility in scheduling appointments that accommodate your lifestyle, you can opt for our private dental check-ups.

“Amber Valley Dental Practice is proud to offer NHS dental care to our patients. This is part of our ongoing commitment to the local community.” - Dr Nadia Duarte, Principal Dentist

NHS Fees

Band 1 – £25.80

This can cover a dental examination, diagnosis including X-rays where necessary, oral health advice, a scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative dental care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate.

Band 2 – £70.70

This covers everything listed in Band 1, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or tooth extractions but not more complex items which are covered by Band 3.

Band 3 – £306.80

This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 and also includes laboratory work involving crowns, dentures, bridges and night guards.

You are exempt from NHS dental charges if, when the treatment starts, you are:
  • Aged under 18
  • Under 19 and receiving full-time education
  • Pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months
  • Staying in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist
  • An NHS hospital dental service outpatient (however, you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges).

You do not have to pay if, during the course of treatment, you or your partner, receive:
  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit guarantee credit
  • Universal Credit


  • You are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate or you are entitled to an NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • You are named on a valid HC2 certificate 

You will be asked to show written proof that you do not have to pay for all or part of your NHS treatment. You will also be asked to sign a form to confirm that you do not have to pay. If your name is on a validHC3certificate, you may not have to pay for all your treatment. Checks are made on free and reduced cost treatment claims. If you say you have the right to free treatment when you do not, you may incur a penalty charge.

Please be aware that being late twice for your appointments, consecutive appointment cancellations or failure to attend appointments without providing 24 hours notice, will result in you being removed from our practice and your place will be given to someone on our waiting list.

Please also note that anyone who hasn’t been in the practice for 3 years or longer will be removed from the NHS list and will no longer be seen in this capacity at Amber Valley Dental Practice . In order to be seen on the NHS you need to be regular attender.

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand you may naturally have questions about this dental treatment. We have compiled a few of the most asked questions about this treatment, but should you have more please don’t hesitate to get in touch to ask.

If you require essential and necessary dental treatments, NHS dentistry is a great choice; however, it does not cover treatments or materials that are considered cosmetic or for aesthetic purposes.
You can find the NHS treatment costs above.
We are currently only accepting children as NHS patients. To book an appointment or to add yourself to the waiting list, either visit our Contact page, call us on 01773 540648 or send us an email to info@ambervalleydental.co.uk. Alternatively you can register as a private patient.
Private dentistry offers a range of benefits to patients. One of the main advantages is the flexibility and range of treatments available, including cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, and orthodontics. Other advantage is the short-term appointment availability. Additionally, private dentistry can offer a more personalized and patient-focused approach to care, with longer appointment times and more individual attention from the dentist. While private dentistry may involve higher costs than NHS dentistry, many patients appreciate the added value and benefits that private dentistry can offer.
We are located at 28A Pentrich Rd, Swanwick, Alfreton DE55 1BQ.

Why choose

Amber Valley Dental Practice?

By ensuring that you attend for regular, routine dental appointments, as often as the dentist recommends, we can identify any problems early and treat them quickly, reducing the need for extensive, expensive dental treatment.

Excellent patient retention

Caring Clinical team

Friendly practice

wealth of experience

Strong patient loyalty

Outstanding dental care, excellent feedback

We pride ourselves our on excellent patient care. Why not read some of the recent reviews that our patients have left for us to see how you also could benefit from a trip to our practice?


Principal Dentist

Dr Nadia Duarte

Nadia qualified as a dentist in Portugal in 2008 and she has been working in the UK since 2010. Nadia has been a dentist at Amber Valley Dental practice since 2013 providing dental care to thousands of patients in the local community.

While working in a busy practice environment, Nadia gained a wealth of experience during various post-graduate courses which included a year long certified course in Restorative Dental Practice from world renowned Eastman Dental Institute, London (2012) and a postgraduate certificate in Medical education from Staffordshire University (2020). Nadia has also completed a Master of Science degree in Dental Implantology from the University of Manchester (2017). In addition to all these, Nadia has attended several hands-on courses in Facial Aesthetics and Teeth Straightening.