Dental Care

As the first port of call for finding a NHS Dentist try NHS Choices. If you are really struggling to find a NHS Dentist there are, in some areas, Dental Access Centres.

The centres will not register patients, but anyone who is in need of dental treatment will be able to receive it. Dental access centres provide a complete range of NHS dental services including routine as well as urgent care. The centres are aimed at improving access to dentistry. There does not seem to be a definitive list of Dental Access Centres but if you use the ‘Dental Access Centres’ to search the web they do appear by area.

The Community Dental Services provides treatment for people who may not otherwise seek or receive dental care, such as people with learning disabilities, housebound people, and people with mental or physical health problems or other disabling conditions which prevent them from visiting a family dentist.

For information on NHS dental charges or any other issues relating to dental care visit the British Dental Health Foundation. Their free and impartial advice centre is open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. For URGENT advice on any oral health issue contact them on 01788 539780 (local rate call in the UK), otherwise, send your enquiry via their online form. The Foundation is the leading UK-based independent charity working to bring about improved standards of oral health care. Every year, millions of people experience unnecessary discomfort, distress and even depression because of health problems with their teeth, gums and mouth. For more than 40 years the Foundation have continued to provide expert, independent and impartial advice on all aspects of oral health directly to those who need it most.

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