Summary of dental services
It is advised that referrals to the dental hospital should come from a general dental practitioner and not from a GP. We suggest the patient sees their dentist for assessment and referral if indicated (this is recommended for all oral surgery referrals and also referrals for atypical facial pain).
If a patient is not currently registered with a dentist and needs more urgent dental care then they can ring NHS111 to find out about local dental services. If the patient has special needs or disabilities and cannot access a GDP then they can be referred to the UHB primary care dental service which is available via direct referral using their proforma.
Patients who wish to seek primary care treatment via the undergraduate teaching programme may self-refer if waiting lists are not closed, by writing to the University of Bristol Dental School, University of Bristol, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS1 2LY (see referral section below). They will then be assessed to establish whether or not they are suitable for undergraduate treatment.
Dental Student Service
Patients who wish to seek primary care treatment via the undergraduate teaching programme can self-refer and see if they are eligible for free routine dental treatment at the Bristol Dental Hospital. Bristol University dental students (under the supervision of trained clinicians) can help with fillings, oral hygiene advice, scale and polish, crowns, bridges or dentures.
There is also a patient information poster .
For more information, please contact the student co-ordinator on 0117 342 1772 or email@example.com