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Everyone should be able to access good-quality NHS dental services.  There is no need to register with a dentist.  Simply find a practice that's convenient for you, whether it's near your home or work, and phone them to see if any appointments are available.  Ask if you’re not sure whether the practice provides NHS care.

To find a dentist, you can search for a dentist near you or call NHS 111.

If the dental practice you first contact is full or doesn't provide NHS care, this doesn’t mean that no NHS dental care is available locally.  Contact your NHS England Area team, they will be able to tell you which dentist in your area currently accepts patients.  NHS England commissions dental services in England and by doing so is required to meet the needs of their local population, for both urgent and routine dental care.

There may be a high demand for NHS dentists in some areas, and you may have to join a waiting list.

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