What can your NHS dentist do for you?

This guide sets out the help and support you can expect to receive from your NHS dentist.

What can your NHS dentist do for you

How to make a Complaint

The statement has been produced by the Regulation of Dental Services Programme Board (NHS England, the NHS Business Services Authority, the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, the General Dental Council and Healthwatch England) to ensure there is a shared understanding of the correct route for complaints among regulators, commissioners and providers.

Previously the dental complaints system has been seen as complex and confusing, experienced overlap and revealed a lack of consistency across organisations.

Dental Complaints Statement

Find a Dental Practice

Use the NHS Choices website linked below, to find a dental practice near you.

Find a dental practice.

Dental Emergency and Out of Hours Care

If you require urgent treatment, please contact your usual dental practice as they may be able to see you or direct you to an urgent care dental service. If you do not have a regular dentist, contact NHS 111 for advice on where you can get urgent care.

Emergency dental treatment will deal with the problem at hand and the fee for the treatment is currently £18.80. You may be advised to make another appointment for a separate course of non-urgent treatment. In this case, you will have to pay a second charge in the relevant treatment band.

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