If you have already searched for local dentists taking on new NHS patients and cannot find any close enough for you to travel to then your options are unfortunately limited:
- If any dentists on your list are no longer taking on new NHS patients, please politely ask them to update their NHS profile. Correct information from dentists will help give you and others a more useful and up-to-date list.
- NHS dentistry is limited by design, so please write to your MP and tell them the system is not good enough. Tell them about your difficulties finding a dentist. Tell them that you will be voting for a party with detailed policies on how they will improve access to NHS dentistry. Read more ideas of what to say and find out how to easily write to your MP.
- You could find a private dentist to help you, but be aware you will incur the full cost of your dental treatment (either upfront or with a payment plan) since their is no subsidy from taxes for private dental treatment.
- NHS England is responsible for direct commissioning of primary care dental services, so you can send a complaint to NHS England and ask them to help find you an NHS dentist.