What is Dental Choices? Read more on the About Dental Choices page.
Wrong address or phone number?
We collect practice contact details from the NHS website. In order to provide patients with a pinpoint location on a map, each address is looked up on Google Maps. Unfortunately there are many mistakes in the profiles listed on the NHS website and in situations where an exact match is not found on Google Maps, our algorithm makes a guess at the best match. If we have listed your practice’s address incorrectly then please check and update your details on the NHS website profile editor and we will automatically detect the update within 48 hours. In particular double check the spelling of the road name and the post code, and avoid repeating town/area names in multiple address lines. Try checking your address on Google Maps or with Royal Mail’s Address and Postcode Finder.
How do I show my practice has started/stopped accepting new patients?
We know NHS practices are busy and the last thing they need are more administrative tasks. Dental Choices has therefore been designed to update automatically by checking each practice’s status on the NHS website daily so you do not need to contact us to make any changes.
To show your practice has started accepting new patients or has stopped accepting new patients you should simply update your NHS website profile and we will automatically detect the change and update your listing on Dental Choices within 48 hours. There is no need to contact us directly.
Link to us
If you are not accepting new patients, it may be helpful to provide unregistered patients with a link to our search form at:
Some practices seeing patients on an emergency only basis send a text message with a link directly to a list of the patient’s 10 closest practices by using
followed by their postcode (using a plus symbol “+” instead of a space or with no space). eg:
Feedback, Issues and Suggestions
You can use our contact form to:
- Send us any positive feedback and/or constructive criticism
- Report issues and problems
- Make a suggestion for something we could do better
- Make a suggestion about something new you think we should do
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