As you’ll be aware, regular dental services have been halted. However, dental practices remain open and accessible to patients, both for those who recently accessed the practice and those who do not have a regular dentist - and NHS England continues to work with dental practices to confirm this.
If patients cannot access a Dental Practice, and for Out of Hours services, patients can contact NHS 111. They will be triaged and offered advice, support and analgesia/antibiotics as appropriate.
For patients who do still require face to face care, a number of practices in each locality, across Yorkshire and the Humber, have been identified to provide an urgent treatment service as required.
These centres are in the process of being established and will be accessible upon receipt of enhanced Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
It is hoped that some of these centres will be operational this week (w/c 27 April 2020), subject to the required PPE being available. Patients presenting at A&E should be advised, if their condition is not an emergency, to contact a Dental Practice or 111 Out of Hours.