If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you still come unless you hear otherwise.
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Emergency dental service

How to access the service

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

Please be aware that as of Monday 11 January 2021, we will no longer be accepting walk-in patients to our emergency dental services.

The children's dental emergency clinic is located at the Dental Centre at St Thomas' Hospital. To access this service please call NHS 111.

An NHS nurse will assess your child over the phone, and if appropriate, will book them to be seen.

We have a limited number of appointments each day. The NHS 111 service may book you into an urgent dental care centre closer to you.


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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