When you need a dentist
If you have a regular dentist then it’s important that you keep up your appointments to maintain your dental health. Two missed appointments or late cancellations (less than 24 hours notice) or not visiting your dentist for more than two and a half years might mean you are removed from your dentist’s list.
A list of practices currently accepting NHS patients is available by clicking on the link on the right-hand side of this page. The team at NHS Kirklees works alongside local dentists to allocate patients to practices taking on patients. There are 58 dental practices in Kirklees.
If you wish to receive regular dental care please click on the link on the right to obtain a list of dental practices which have informed NHS Kirklees that they are currently accepting a limited number of NHS patients within Kirklees. You may have to wait 2-3 months for a routine appointment, this applies to both new and existing patients.
What to do if you need emergency dental treatment
If you have a regular dentist, you will have access to emergency dental treatment out of normal surgery hours. This service is only for urgent dental treatment that cannot wait until the next working day and can be accessed through NHS 111. For emergency dental treatment in normal working hours, you should contact your own dental practice as early in the morning as possible. If you do not have a regular dentist, or are away from home, ring NHS 111 on 111 for advice and an appointment if this is considered appropriate.