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Dental FAQs

How do I contact my dentist to make or cancel a dental appointment?

To make or cancel your appointment all patients should telephone their dental practice.

For patients of the Salaried Primary Care Dental Service, it would be appreciated if they could delay phoning the clinic until after 10:30hrs if it is not urgent as the clinics are busy dealing with requests for emergency treatment first thing in the morning. Patients wishing to cancel their appointment should give at least 24 hours notice if possible to enable the appointment to be given to another patient. Patients are also requested to attend their appointment on time as delays could mean that only part /no treatment can be carried out through lack of clinical time. Patients are reminded that failed appointments result in longer waiting times for all and could result in deregistration.

Salaried Dental Service

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How can I find a NHS dentist?

If you do not see a dentist regularly but wish to seek allocation to a NHS dentist, please call Family Practitioner Services for advice:

Family Practitioner Services

Telephone:+44 1624 642612

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Any patient who does not have a dentist is able to obtain Emergency Dental Treatment from the Salaried NHS Dental Service during normal working hours.

If you require emergency out-of-hours dental care during weekends and Bank Holidays between 9:00am and 11:00am and you will be able to speak directly to the out-of-hours dental clinic:

Weekend and bank holiday emergency dental treatment

Telephone:+44 7624 480365

Rebecca Dawson

Family Practitioner Services

Telephone:+44 1624 642612

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How can I get emergency dental treatment?

Patients who have a Regular Dentist

Emergency dental treatment is provided under the NHS 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 this will cost before they see the dentist. 

Patients of the Salaried Dental Service should telephone their surgery from 8.30am to request emergency treatment.

Please note we have a limited number of emergency appointments daily which are filled very quickly so it is best to telephone as early as possible on the morning in question.

We do prioritise patients who are either in pain or have a swollen face, therefore if your problem is a minor one we may not be able to offer you an appointment on the day but will arrange to see you as soon as possible.

Patients who have No Dentist

If you currently have no dentist on the Isle of Man treatment can be sought from the Salaried Dental Service. As an emergency patient, you will be offered one appointment to get you out of pain or treat any other urgent dental conditions. To request an appointment telephone any of the clinics in the Salaried Dental Service from 8.30am.

Please note we have a limited number of emergency appointments daily which are filled very quickly so it is best to telephone as early as possible on the morning in question.

We do prioritise patients who are either in pain or have a swollen face, therefore if your problem is a minor one we may not be able to offer you an appointment on the day but will arrange to see you as soon as possible.

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 between 9:00am - 11:00am. Patients attending this service will be expected to pay on attending where charges apply.

Weekend and bank holiday emergency dental treatment

Telephone:+44 7624 480365

Salaried Dental Service only

Central Community Health Centre - Dental Service

Telephone:+44 1624 642785

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Ravat Ray Dental Care

Telephone:+44 1624 642389

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