Health bosses hope to start a recruitment process to re-open a dental surgery which has stood empty for some time.
The practice at Johnson Community Hospital is not operating as NHS England has struggled to find a dentist.
NHS England is currently in charge of commissioning dental services until next year when the baton will be passed to the new Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board.
A spokesperson for NHS England told the Free Press: “There is no dental service currently at Johnson Community Hospital as we could not find a provider in our procurement process.
“We hope to restart procurement, and interested providers may or may not choose the community hospital as a site from which to operate.”
Lincolnshire has just 72 dentists to serve patients – South Holland District Council was told last month.
Children are also being forced to wait years or travel to Northampton to access orthodontic treatment.