What we do
At the Primary Care Unit we provide an emergency service for
patients who are not registered with a dentist. The service
is available from Monday to Friday before 10.00am (doors open at
8.00am) and is provided by supervised dental students on a
predominantly first come first served basis.
We attempt to see all patients who attend but this is not always
possible. You may have a long wait to see somebody. Children and
those with severe oral dental problems are usually given
If you are currently under treatment from your own dentist we
are unable to accept you for treatment unless you have a referral
letter from them.
If accepted for assessment that day, you will either be
allocated a patient treatment slot or asked to wait and see a nurse
who will either allocate you a treatment slot or give advice as to
where you may be treated.
If you are accepted for treatment, please be patient. You are
allocated to a particular student or staff member so it may appear
that patients who arrived after you are being seen before you. This
depends upon patients presenting problems and the speed at which
staff can see and treat their allocated patients.
Tel: 0117 342 4383