Your dental examination and treatments will require paying for. All private treatments are paid directly by the patient. NHS charges are either paid for by the UK government, or jointly by the patient and government.
You may be asked to pay a deposit for dental treatment and hygiene treatment.
If you are on Universal Credit. You may still need to pay for your NHS dental treatment. Not everyone getting Universal Credit can claim free dental care. If you claim free dental care that you're not entitled to, you could have to pay a penalty (currently £100 and the cost of your treatment). Should you be waiting to find out about Unviveral Credit, the NHS recommendation is that you pay for your treatment and ask for an HC5 form - you may get a refund later from the NHS. Please check at
From 1/4/22, most private dentist and hygienist fees have been revised to account for increased laboratory, staff and general infrastructure costs. Where possible, we have kept prices the same.
Please note under 18s accompanying a private fee paying adult continue to have reductions for routine dentist examinations:
After proving to be a success with customers, the routine dentist exam fee continues to include up to two small X-rays, as needed.
All of our private hygienist treatments will, where COVID risk assessment allows, use the latest Guided Biofilm Therapy techniques that maximise the removal of harmful bacteria, plaque and staining. The EMS Airflow is considered to be "a spar for your mouth" using warm water and gentle, non-abrasive flavoured powders.
Dr J. M. Geaney
Wedgwood House Dental Practice
Bury Street 100, Stowmarket, IP14 1HF
Our new website tells you all about our services. If you want to get in touch with us, phone us on +44 (0)1449 771 700 to make or update an appointment.
In this practice we take complaints very seriously and try to ensure that all our patients are pleased with their experience of our service. Should you have a complaint, then please FIRST write to Dr J M Geaney the practice Proprietor.