Why is it so hard to find an NHS Dentist

Accepting patients and providing NHS services.

The current NHS dental contract limits us to the number of courses of treatment we can provide each year. There may be times when we cannot offer services to new patients or patients who have not received treatment from the practice in the previous two years. We also reserve the right to refuse to treat patients who miss appointments or cancel at very short notice.

If we cannot offer you an appointment, NHS Sheffield 0845 4647 can help you find a dentist locally.


For swelling, bleeding, acute pain, and accidents to teeth. Telephone the practice for an emergency appointment during opening hours.

Out of Hours

When we are closed, the dental emergency service provided by NHS Sheffield is Primecare telephone 0300 330 1348.

Urgent Appointments

For lost crowns and fillings, broken dentures etc we will try and find you an appointment as quickly as possible. Contact us during office hours.

Other health service enquires contact NHS DIRECT Tel: 111 or NHS Direct On-line www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/

Once you have seen one of our dentists, any further appointments will usually be scheduled with the same dentist. Should you wish to see another dentist within the practice, speak to our reception staff. Please note, however, at certain times individual dentists may not be able to offer you treatment. There are certain types of dental treatment that we do not offer via the NHS service, usually cosmetic, these treatments will be discussed with you and you will be given cost details.

Facilities for Disabled Patients
Entrance Ramp
Wheelchair access to ground floor
Hearing Loop
Large Print information by request


Charges are set by the central government, which assumes that all charges are collected in advance. We have no objections if our patients wish to pay on each visit, but the last appointment must make all payments.

Cash, debit or credit cards are preferred. We offer credit facilities for private treatment options (see reception for details).

Article written by Mint Dental London who are specialists in Invisalign and advanced Orthodontics.