NHS Services


Sherborne Dental Centre is proud to offer NHS dental services which can be accessed by contacting our reception on 01935 817827.

Where to find details of alternative NHS dentists

  • on NHS Choices at www.nhs.uk
  • by texting ‘dentist’ to 64746 or ‘NHSGO’ from your mobile phone in the area where you need a dentist
  • by calling NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.

How often should I go to the dentist?

You should see a dentist regularly for routine check-ups even if you are not experiencing any problems with your mouth or teeth. Attending regularly helps you and your dentist to keep your mouth, teeth and gums in good health and pain free. Your dentist will tell you how often you will need a routine check-up. The clinically recommended maximum intervals are up to 24 months for adults and up to 12 months for children. Within these guidelines, your dentist will recommend a recall interval for you based on his or her assessment of your current dental health.
For advice on help with health costs, call 0300 330 1343, or go to the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk/healthcosts

Urgent NHS dental treatment and care out of hours

If you are a patient of the practice and you think you might need urgent treatment please contact us on 01935 817827 during surgery hours. Outside surgery hours please contact the NHS Emergency Helpline by calling 111.

If you do not have a regular dentist call the local NHS Emergency Help Line 111.