Dental Services

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Everyone in mid Essex should be able to access good-quality NHS dental services

There is no need to register with a dentist in the same way as with a GP because you are not bound to a catchment area. Simply find a dental practice that's convenient for you, whether it's near your home or work, and phone them to see if any appointments are available. If you do not have a regular dental practice or are new to the area, you can search for an NHS dentist by using the NHS Choices online dentist search.

Please be aware that not all dental practices will have the capacity to take on new NHS patients all the time and you may have to join a waiting list or contact multiple practices before you find a NHS dentist with capacity to accept new patients.

If after contacting several dental practices you can’t find a dentist accepting NHS patients, you should contact your local NHS England Area team, which should be able to tell you about available dentists in your area. Use the NHS Choices online Area Team search for the right contact details.

Please note: the CCG does not commission local dental services in mid Essex as this is the responsibility of NHS England.

Emergency Dental Service

If you need help outside of hours please call the NHS 111 helpline.

pdf NHS Dental Services (1.62 MB)