NHS Services.

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

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.

Emergency appointments

Sherborne Dental Centre is open 9am- 1pm and 2pm- 5pm Monday to Friday, during this time if you are in need of emergency treatment please ring 01935 817827.

Emergencies are treated as a priority and you will offered the earliest possible appointment.

For out of hours dental emergencies please call the NHS Helpline Tel No 111. (This service is provided independently of this practice and we have no input or control over this service).

Private Treatment.

Private treatment gives you more time with your dentist as well as a personal service, greater choice of materials and higher quality laboratory work for improved aesthetics. Cosmetic dentistry is excluded from the NHS treatments, but as a private patient we can offer you a range of procedures to enhance your smile. Each procedure will be discussed with you prior to provision of treatment and you would be given a written estimate. No work would be started without your consent.

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