Dental Care

By SPP Reporter

Service Personnel

The Dental Centres are only for the dental care of serving military personnel. Military personnel requiring emergency treatment should report to their respective Dental Centres by 0830 hrs on a weekday. Dental treatment is dependent on which unit an individual belongs to: All personnel are treated at the Bulford Garrison Dental Centre.

Dental Advice for Families

In the United Kingdom, service dependants have to make their own arrangements for dental care. They are entitled to the same benefits under the National Health Service (NHS) as the general population, and need to find a dental surgeon in general practice who participates in the NHS and register for treatment. Alternatively, they may wish to register with a dental surgeon in private practice.

You are strongly urged to register with a dental practitioner during your stay. Once accepted you will be entitled to continuing care, and to receive treatment when you need it. The dentist will discuss any needs with you and, if you have to pay NHS charges, tell you how much each item is likely to cost. You will also, in an emergency, be able to get telephone advice from a dentist outside surgery hours, and treatment will be available if you need it.

Irrespective of your place of residence, you may ask any one of these dentists if he/she will accept you and your children as patients:

A list of all such practitioners is below:

Tidworth Dental Centre, Station Rd, Tidworth Tel: 01980 847600

The Dental Surgery, 15 North Street, Pewsey Tel: 01672 63622

Dental Surgery, Salisbury Rd, Amesbury Tel: 01980 623295

The Little Brittox, Devizes Tel: 01380 722007

Dental Practice, Marlborough Tel: 01672 513845

Cove Dental, Drummers Lane, Tidworth Tel:01980 847953

Community Dental Services

The Community Dental Services offers comprehensive diagnostic, preventive and treatment services for children of service families and expectant and nursing mothers.

Comprehensive clinic facilities are available in Amesbury Tel: 01980 623419 and Salisbury Tel: 01722 322405. Dental health promotion visits and events are arranged directly with schools. For further information, please contact either of the above clinics.

Emergency Dental Service

There is an emergency dental service on Sundays and Bank Holidays between 0930-1130 hrs at the Central Health Clinic, Salisbury Tel: 01722 322405.

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