If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you still come unless you hear otherwise.
To help keep everyone safe, only one parent or carer can attend. No other family or friends can visit.
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Emergency dental service

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – children's emergency dental service

Find out more about our children's emergency dental service at this time.

How to access the service

If your child has a dental emergency, seek advice from your dentist in the first instance.

Your child may not be seen if it is not deemed to be an emergency.

Your child’s dentist must provide you a written referral letter to enable our team to determine if your child would be eligible for care by our emergency service.

Please be aware that as of Monday 11 January 2021, we will no longer be accepting walk-in patients to our emergency dental services. As of this date, if your child has a dental emergency, please call NHS 111. NHS 111 will be running a triage and booking service. A dental nurse will assess your child over the phone, and if appropriate, will book them in to be seen. Please be aware that there will be limited appointments every day.


For general enquiries please call 020 7188 8006

How to find us

Department of Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics
Dental Centre
Ground floor, South Wing
St Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 9EH

Map of Ground Floor, South Wing (PDF 138Kb)

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