Dentistry services

Please read the information below for dentist services in the City of London
Dentist looking at a dental x-ray

City residents are advised to seek emergency advice from their NHS dentist, if they are registered. If they are not registered they should call NHS111 for referral to an emergency dentist. 

Please see the guidance issued by the City of London Corporation today: 

  • All NHS dental practices are expected to be providing urgent telephone advice and triage. Anyone with a regular dentist should, as a first step, call their practice. Patients should not visit the practice. The dentist will assess the patient’s condition, give advice, and if needed, issue prescriptions for painkillers or antibiotics which can then be collected from, or delivered by a local pharmacy.
  • Anyone without a regular dentist may refer to the NHS Find a Dentist website to obtain details of a local practice.
  • If, following triage by a dentist, the patient is assessed as requiring an urgent face-to face treatment, they will be directed to ring 111 where they will be triaged by the Dental Triage service.
  • Following assessment by the Dental Triage Service, if the patient needs an onward referral, this will be made to one of the Urgent Dental Care Hubs (UDCH)
  • Following remote assessment by the UDCH, if felt clinically appropriate, the patient will be directed to attend for a face-to-face consultation.

Please do not visit A&E departments with dental problems.

We have been advised by our CCG that the following can be accessed if you require emergency dental care (please note that we are constantly working with the CCG to find the most up to date and local service provision):

Newham Newham Family Dental Care, 2 Burges Road, E6 2BH (in and out of hours care Mon to Sun)

Newham East Village Dental, 3 - 5 Mirabelle Gardens, E20 1BX (in and out of hours care Mon to Sun)

Havering Newham Family Dental Care Ltd, Collier Row, RM5 3NR (in and out of hours care Mon to Sun)

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home


These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.