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Examination and Emergency Department

The Examination and Emergency Department (E&E) is located on the Ground Floor .

The department no longer runs a "First come, first served" ticket system.  If you require emergency dental attention but do not have your own dentist you must telephone the Dental Helpline on 029 20 444 500, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  You will be asked a series of questions and will then be directed to the most appropriate place to receive care.

The Dental Hospital Emergency Department will only treat the following, upon referral from the Dental Helpline:

  • Severe Dental Pain
  • Trauma
  • Facial Swelling
  • Uncontrolled Bleeding

Patients are seen according to clinical priority and not the order of arrival.

It is not possible to see specialist dentists at this service.  However the clinical staff will do everything to make sure that your pain and symptoms are relieved.

The E&E clinic is based at the Dental Hospital and is open Monday to Friday (apart from Bank Holidays).   Doors open at 7.30am each morning and clinic starts at 9am. Patients must be aware that waiting times may be several hours and treatment is temporary.

Unfortunately we will not be able to see you in the Emergency Clinic if you walk in without contacting the Dental Helpline first, or if you are registered with a dentist.

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