Emergency dental treatment
Patients who have a Regular Dentist
Emergency dental treatment is provided under the National Health Service by all dentists. If you have a problem you should ring your dentist in the first instance. As with all NHS dental services a charge is normally payable except for groups who may be exempt. A dental practice may ask a patient to pay before treatment. Patients can check how much this will cost before they see the dentist.
Patients who have No Dentist
If you currently have no dentist then emergency dental treatment only can be sought from the Salaried Dental Service. They can provide one appointment to help relieve pain or treat other urgent dental conditions.
Out of hours service
An emergency dental service is provided by an on duty dentist for weekends and bank holidays. This service can be accessed by telephoning your own practice or +44 7624 480365 between 9am and 11am. Patients attending this service will be expected to pay on attending where charges apply.
Patient groups exempt from NHS dental charges:
- You are under 16
- You are aged under 19 and in full-time education
- You are pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months
- You have reached state retirement age
- You, or your dependent, receive Income Support
- You receive Income Based Job Seekers Allowance or Employed Persons Allowance
- You are a war disablement pensioners
- You are registered blind
Patients not falling within the above categories may be able to get help with the cost of NHS treatment on low income grounds and are required to complete a form F1, which is then submitted to Family Practitioner Services, Crookall House, Demesne Road, Douglas for processing.