Mapped: here’s where you can sign up to an NHS dentist in the North East

Dentists providing NHS treatment are listed online, with practices expected to keep their details up to date on the health service’s website.

The Northern Echo analysed nearly 200 records for practices across the North East and North Yorkshire and found fewer than 20 were listed as accepting all NHS patients without a referral.

Unlike GP services, dental patients can sign up to practices outside of their home area.

These are the dental practices currently listed as accepting new NHS patients:

 

COUNTY DURHAM

 

Smile in Durham, Stanley

3 New Durham Road

Stanley

County Durham

DH9 7UQ

01207 234 228

Bupa Dental Care, Pelton

2 Wheldon Terrace

Pelton

Chester le Street

DH2 1DA

0191 3702051

Mydentist, Stanley

1a Clifford Road

Stanley

County Durham

DH9 0AB

Honour Health, Stanley

13-15 Front Street

Stanley

County Durham

DH9 0JE

01207 232725

 

 

TEESSIDE

 

Park Avenue Dental Practice, Redcar

15 Park Avenue

Redcar

Cleveland

TS10 3LA

01642 477000

 

TYNE & WEAR

 

Honour Health, Jesmond

90 Osborne Road

Jesmond

Tyne & Wear

NE2 2AP

0191 2813913

Perfect Smile Gateshead Partnership

15 Regent Terrace

Gateshead

NE8 1LU

0191 4772007

Westgate Dental Practice, Fenham

7 Graingerville North

Westgate Road

Fenham

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 6UJ

0191 2733554

Mr R K Sajjanhar & Associates, Heaton

392 Chillingham Road

Heaton

NE6 5QX

0191 2655467

Mydentist Grainger Park Road, Benwell

3 Grainger Park Road

Benwell

NE4 8DP

0191 2739635

InDental Practice Limited, Gateshead

25 Fewster Square

Gateshead

NE10 8XQ

0191 4692514

Mr M I Bholah, Gosforth

64 Salters Road

Gosforth

NE3 1DX

0191 2857344

Mydentist, Welbeck Road, Walker

572 WelbeckRoad

Walker

NE6 3AB

0191 2655590

Tyne View Dental Practice, Benwell

1 Whickham View

Benwell

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE15 6TB

Mydentist, Sunderland Road, South Shields

265 Sunderland Road

South Shields

Tyne & Wear

NE34 6AL

Mr K McCarthy & Associates, Washington

6 Eden Villas

Washington

Tyne & Wear

NE38 7EJ

0191 4177112

Mr S Bedi & Associates, Washington

14 Front Street

Washington

NE37 2BA

0191 4160403

Mydentist, Dean Road, South Shields

78 Dean Road

South Shields

NE33 4AR

0191 4554800

Fowler Street Dental Practice, South Shields

1a Dentist

74 Fowler Street

South Shields

NE33 1PD

0191 4060008

 

What to do if you need a dentist…according to the NHS

The NHS said the pandemic significantly impacted on the number of patients that could be seen and that dental practices are attempting to balance clearing backlogs with managing new patient demand.

The Northern Echo asked the health service what patients should do if they need a dentist but are struggling to find one.

This was the advice:

  • Unlike access to GP services, patients can sign up for dental care at practices outside of their home area
  • Anyone with an urgent dental problem should continue to contact their local NHS dental practice, where they will be triaged depending on the urgency of care needed
  • If the practice is unable to offer an appointment patients can also “call 111 or go online”
  • If a patient is deemed clinically urgent by a 111 advisor, an appointment will be made at the nearest urgent care dental hub
  • If the issue is not deemed urgent after triage, patients will be signposted to another NHS dental practice and/or given self-care advice until an appointment becomes available

Practices providing treatment are listed at www.nhs.uk and the NHS advises contacting them with urgent problems, even where it indicates that they are not accepting new patients.

 

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