How to find an dentist
LEveryone should be able to access good-quality dental services. There is no need to register with a dentist. Simply find a dental practice that's convenient for you, whether it's near your home or work, and phone them to see if any appointments are available. If you do not have a regular dental practice or are new to the area, you can search for an dentist near you on this site. Be aware that not all dental practices will have the capacity to take on new patients all the time and you may have to join a waiting list or contact multiple practices before you find an dentist with capacity to accept new patients.
If after contacting several dental practices you still can’t find a dentist accepting patients, you should contact your local England Area team, which should be able to tell you about available dentists in your area. England commissions dental services in England and by doing so is required to meet the needs of their local population, for both urgent and routine dental care.
If you feel dissatisfied with the way England handled your concern, you have the right to complain. First, tell England you are not happy with the service provided. Details of how to contact England and what information to provide is given in the complaints procedure. If you're still not satisfied with England's response, you can take your complaint to theParliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.
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 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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