Most frequent questions and answers

The NHS now asks us to provide a fixed, limited amount of NHS care each year and so we have to allocate our time and our NHS budget accordingly.
You can choose which dentist you would like to see at the practice, but it may not always be possible to arrange this because the particular dentist may not have any NHS time available.

Private care
NHS patients can opt to have part of their treatment privately. Private treatment gives you more time with your dentist as well as personal service, greater choice of materials and higher quality laboratory work for a better aesthetic result. There is also a greater range of treatment options available as cosmetic treatment excluded from the NHS. Because the charges are changing, some private treatment may even be cheaper.
If you are a Dental Plan member or on a private scheme, you can book an appointment with any dentist at the practice.

Useful contacts:
Hastings emergency dental service
01424 850792

Q: What happens if I miss my appointment or cancel within 24 hours?
A: If you have to cancel an appointment, we require 24 hours’ notice. This enables us to make alternative arrangements, and perhaps see someone in pain. 
If an appointment is broken or canceled without 24 Hours’ notice, we may be unable to provide you with any NHS care in the future. 
A charge will also apply for any private appointment missed or canceled within 24 hours’ notice.

Q: Do my dental team undergo any training?
A: The dentists who work at Chapel Park Dental Practice are fully qualified. They work with the dental nurses and receptionists as a team, and undergo continuous training to maintain and improve our Standard of Care and Service. The dentists take part in postgraduate education, covering a wide range of dental fields. Regular clinical meetings enable team members to share their experiences and ideas, which improve our standard of patient care.

Q: What emergency services are available?
A: If you are in pain during surgery hours, please contact us, and every effort will be made to see you as soon as possible. 

Q: how can I pay for my treatment?
A: You can pay

  • Cash
  • We do no longer accept Cheques.
  • Most credit cards (except American Express) or debit card.
  • You can also apply for an interest free credit for any Private treatment above £250 (subject to status). Please ask your dentist for more information.


Interest free loan can not be used in connection with our 20% discount on our Dental Plan. If you wish to apply for a loan as a Dental Plan member we can offer you interest bearing loan (subject to status). Please ask your dentist.

Q: How do I book appointment with Chapel Park Dental?
A: You can book an appointment with us simply by contacting us Mondays to Fridays during opening hours.
Please be aware we are closed for lunch between 1PM and 2 PM.
There is no one to take your call on Saturdays.
You can also request an appointment by e-mailing us on mail@chapelpark.co.uk 

Cost of Examination and Routine Treatments

New Patient Consultation – £65

Existing Patient Consultation – £65

Hygienist Appointment – £65

Airpolish and Scaling – £95

Cosmetic White Fillings – From £155

Extractions – From 250£

Crown – From 695£

Braces – From 1800£

Root Canal Treatments – From £450

Teeth Whitening – From £595

Our Dental Plan from £14.50 a month View details of our dental Plan here

Is Dental Finance the Option for You?

At Chapel Park dental Practice we offer multiple finance options to our patients making treatment easily affordable to everyone by spreading the cost.

With no up-front deposits required and payment terms to suit everyone our patients no longer have to compromise. They can have the treatment they want, when they want it.


Interest free finance options

Interest Free 0% APR (minimum finance £300):
Months Loan Amount Monthly Repayment £ Total Repayable £
6 £2,000.00  £333.33 £2,000.00
9 £2,000.00  £222.22 £2,000.00
12 £2,000.00 £166.67 £2,000.00
Longer terms options available
Months ARP Monthly Repayment £ Total Repayable £
24 9.9% APR £91.80 £2,203.20
36 9.9% APR £64.02 £2,304.72
48 9.9% APR £50.20 £2,409.60
60 9.9% APR £41.98 £2,518.80

NHS Prices

NHS Dental Charges

Under the NHS the charge you pay depends upon the treatment you need to keep your mouth healthy. NHS treatment uses a banding system and includes 3 bands:

Band 1 – £23.80

This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish (if needed) and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant.

Band 2 – £65.20

This covers everything included in band 1, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to extract on or more of your teeth.

Band 3 – £282.80

This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.

These prices are correct as of April 2019.

Click here to find out more about NHS Charges and exemptions

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Dr Sajid Bashir,

Principal Dentist
GDC No: 162593
Sajid graduated in 2002 and completed MSc in Oral Pathology from Queen Mary University of London in 2008. In Feb 2013 Sajid went on to pass his licence in dental surgery (LDS), the oldest continuously existing dental qualification in the UK and became an enrolled member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Working as an associate dentist in Folkestone, in April 2021 Sajid became the Principal Dentist of Chapel Park Dental Practice and continued to provide the highest standard of dental care to St Leonards-on-Sea. His areas of interest include restorative cosmetic treatment and minor oral surgical procedures. Outside of work, Sajid enjoys playing badminton, squash and listening to music with Freddie Mercury on strong rotation.

Philippa Handyside,

Trainee Dental Nurse
Philippa joined our team as a Trainee Dental Nurse in June 2020, looking to start a new challenge she is currently undertaking her NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing. Queen of pink and Unicorns Pippa enjoys long dog walks and spending time with her family.


Airpolishing is a non-invasive cleaning procedure designed to remove any superficial staining that can result from various external sources such as smoking, coffee, red wine and staining foods.


Using high pressure water, air and specialised fruit flavoured powder the airpolishing unit gently removes superficial stains returning your teeth back to their natural colour.

We also offer 0% finance to help you achieve the smile of your dreams today.

For more information please contact us to book your free no obligation consultation.