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Dental care

Registering with a dentist

There is no need to register with a dentist in the same way as with a GP because you are not bound to a catchment area.

Dental surgeries will not always have the capacity to take on new NHS patients. You may have to join a waiting list, look for a different dentist who is taking on new NHS patients, or be seen privately.

Find an NHS dentist

If you’ve been unable to find a dentist and you want to raise your concerns about this, contact email nnicb-nn.patientexperience@nhs.net or telephone 0115 8839570.

Dental emergency

If you think you need urgent care, contact your usual dentist as some surgeries offer emergency dental slots and will provide care if clinically necessary.

You can also contact 111 online or phone 111, who can put you in touch with an urgent dental service. Do not contact a GP, as they will not be able to offer urgent or emergency dental care.