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Dental Services: Standards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 15750, tabled on 10 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice his Department provides to people who are unable to register with a NHS dentist as a result of lack of local availability.

Answered on

17 June 2022

Dental patients are not registered to a particular practice. A practice can accept a patient for a course of treatment and there are no geographical restrictions on which dental practice a patient may attend. NHS England’s customer service centre can advise patients on available practices and those with urgent needs should contact NHS 111.