Christmas opening times
We will be closed from 4pm on Friday 22 December 2017 until 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. If you need to rearrange your appointment, please call the service on Tuesday 2 January or use the text messaging service (please note you will not receive a response until Tuesday 2 January).
Adult walk-in emergency appointments: we will be closed from 8am on Friday 22 December 2017 until 7.45am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. Please be advised the first week of January is our busiest week for walk-in’s and we can only see a limited number of patients.
Children walk-in appointments: we will be closed from 8am on Friday 22 December 2017 until 9am on Tuesday 2 January.
If you need urgent dental treatment during this time, please call NHS 111 or go to your local accident and emergency department.
Information about our free dental care scheme by undergraduate students is below. The waiting list for dental care by undergraduate students is currently open.
Can I have treatment?
If you would like free dental treatment by students-in-training, you:
If you are suitable you will have your treatment planned and will be allocated to a student.
If your dental needs are not suitable for student treatment, you will need to find a local NHS dentist. Find a local NHS dentist near you.
Types of treatments students can provide
You may be eligible for treatment if you need:
- routine fillings
- simple gum treatment
- limited crowns
- root canal fillings.
This service is not suitable if you need multiple crowns and bridges, dental implants, treatment for complex gum problems or re-treatment of root fillings.
Is treatment by a student different?
Students work slowly so your appointment will take longer and you may need several appointments. However, all students' work is checked at relevant stages, so you can be sure that you are receiving a good standard of care.
Information for your first appointment
Acute dental care
The adult dental emergency walk-in clinic is located on 23rd floor, Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital and opens at 8am Monday-Friday. This clinic is for emergency dental care only and is usually at full capacity by 9am.
The orthodontic emergency walk-in clinic is located in the postgraduate centre on the 22nd floor, Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital and is open between 9am-11am Monday-Friday. This clinic is only available for patients who have had their appliance fitted at Guy’s Dental Hospital.
The children’s dental emergency walk-in clinic is located in the Dental Centre at St Thomas’ Hospital and is open between 9am-11am Monday-Friday.