NHS Kingston

Dentists

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In Kingston there are 27 dental practices providing NHS services for residents. 

How do I find a dentist?

Click on the link to see a full list of dentists in Kingston or use the search facility on the home page.

Why should I visit a dentist?

Through regular check-ups you can help keep your teeth and gums healthy, and prevent tooth decay. Prevention is better than cure – and in the long-term it will be more beneficial to your health and to your finances if you nip problems in the bud.

Do I need to register?

Once you’ve found a dentist you don’t need to register but you can return to the same dentist for subsequent courses of treatment if you wish to do so.

NHS Dental services provide all treatments that are required to restore or maintain oral health, but not cosmetic treatments - you can have these privately.

What do I do in an emergency?

If you need urgent dental care please contact your usual dentist in the first instance. If you cannot get an appointment within 24 hours, or don't have a usual dentist, please phone 0845 070 4240 to be directed to the duty practice. This may be in Richmond as the service is shared between the two clinical commissioning groups.

For out of hours urgent care dental service, call NHS 111 or the the dental triage line on 020 3402 1333. More information is on the NHS South West London Accident and Emergency Poster.  

Will I need to pay?

Some people are exempt from dental charges, including those under age 18 and those aged 18 and in full-time education, those receiving income support and expectant or nursing mothers. If you are one of these people please take evidence to show the dentist. If you do not you may be asked to pay the fee and claim it back via your benefit agency.

What are the charges?

Download the leaflet on the right for the latest NHS dental charges. Further details can be found on the NHS Choices website 

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Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, Guildhall, Kingston, KT1 1EU
Tel: 020 8339 8000 or email communications@kingstonccg.nhs.uk

NHS 111 NHS Choices