The University Dental Hospital is a teaching hospital and needs patients who are suitable for treatment by supervised trainees.
You are eligible for treatment only in the following circumstances (except in an emergency for the relief of pain):
After being screened by trainees who are supervised by qualified staff, the treatment you require will be discussed with you and you will be told whether or not you are suitable for treatment by trainees. Once this has been agreed you will be placed on a suitable waiting list. Please be aware that this waiting list is not governed by any NHS Waiting List targets and as such you will only be invited for an appointment when your treatment needs match that of student education.
Failure to attend on two consecutive occasions, regardless of whether you telephoned to let us know, may lead to discharge if the senior member of clinical staff feels that this has disrupted the student’s education.
If a dental emergency arises whilst you are undergoing a course of treatment, you will be eligible to attend the Emergency Clinic at the University Dental Hospital. Patients under current treatment with an emergency must phone 02921 842415. This number is available Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays.
Once your course of treatment has been completed you will be discharged from the University Dental Hospital.
You will be expected to find a dental practice for your continuation of care.