Dental Services in Portsmouth2022-05-09T14:47:48+01:00

Dental Services in Portsmouth

We know that dental information and services in Portsmouth has been in high demand during the covid-19 pandemic. Below we are sharing the current advice, information and guidance on dental. Please see our service directory for dentists operating in Portsmouth.

Healthwatch Portsmouth discuss Dentistry crisis with Stephen Morgan MP

On  Monday June 6th, Healthwatch Portsmouth Manager and Chairperson, Siobhain McCurrach and Roger Battersby met with Stephen Morgan MP to discuss the dentistry crisis in Portsmouth. Healthwatch Portsmouth is attending a dental summit being organised by Penny Mordaunt MP on Friday 10th June at Portsmouth Dental Academy to escalate our concerns and hopefully achieve immediate additional NHS dental appointments for the city.

Healthwatch PO meeting with Stephen Morgan MP

Lack of NHS dental appointments widens health inequalities

A survey of over 2000 people from Healthwatch England has raised grave concerns with Dentistry in the UK.

People are finding it hard to access the NHS provided dental care, and then feel pressure to go privately which is an option many people justify,  as even NHS charges can be difficult to afford.

The survey has shown inequalities are unfair amid escalating living costs, and  calls on NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care to put a reformed dental contract in place before formal responsibility for dental services passes to the 42 new Integrated Care Systems in April 2023.

For the full report and poll, please click the […]

RESTART dental care: An invitation

Do you know anyone with severe mental distress who has trouble with dentistry? RESTART is a research priority setting bringing together people with severe mental distress, their carers’, clinicians, and other partners to identify and prioritise uncertainties, or ‘unanswered questions’, about dental care for people with severe mental distress.

What would taking part in RESTART involve? 

You are invited to complete a short online survey (5 minutes approximately) at:

https://qmul.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/restart-dental-care

Incentives 
To thank you for your participation in RESTART, you can enter a random prize draw by ticking the corresponding box at the end of the survey. We will award 20 randomly selected respondents who completed the survey each with a £10 worth gift card.

Access to NHS urgent dental care : extra sessions in Alton

17th May 2022 update

We have just heard that Alton Dental (Anstey Road practice) has additional sessions to treat patients who need urgent dental care.  Appts are available on Tuesdays 6pm – 7.30pm and Saturdays 10am – 1.30pm.  Phone  01420 83589 to make an appointment for urgent care.

You can then contact Alton Dental’s Market Street practice (19  Lenten Street ) 01420 571461 to book for follow-on treatment to the urgent care that you received if you do not have a regular dentist closer to home to access for routine care.   If you are not able to get through on the phone you can email: reception@altondental.co.uk

We have received the following information from […]

NHS Dental Appointments in Portsmouth – update 25.03.22

Dental Appointments in Portsmouth – update 25.03.22

We have just heard that neither the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy or Lighthouse surgery in Portsmouth are offering additional NHS appointments at this current time.  The only surgery that we are aware have been offering some additional NHS dental appointments is at Hanway Road in North End.

Contact details:   telephone:  023 9323 3177  or email:  portsmouth@Smiledentalcare.co.uk

Alton Dental, 19 Lenten Street, Alton, GU34 1HG.  Telephone number 01420 571461 is accepting new patients.

Sadly, there is still no word from NHS England on a date for the opening of the new Cosham Dental Surgery – we have just heard there are issues currently relating to the […]

Dental surgery in Alton is taking on new NHS patients

11th April 2022 update

We have just heard that Alton Dental (Anstey Road practice) has additional sessions to treat patients who need urgent dental care.  Appts are available on Tuesdays 4pm – 7pm and Saturdays 10am – 2pm.  Phone  01420 83589 to make an appointment for urgent care.

You can then contact Alton Dental’s Market Street practice (19  Lenten Street ) 01420 571461 to book for follow-on treatment to the urgent care that you received if you do not have a regular dentist to access for routine care.   If you are not able to get through on the phone  then you can email: reception@altondental.co.uk

Since 1st April there are no details available about […]

update 25.03.22: NHS dental appointments available in the city

Update 25.03.22

We have just heard that neither the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy or Lighthouse surgery in Portsmouth are offering additional NHS appointments at this current time.  The only surgery that we are aware have been offering some additional NHS dental appointments is at Hanway Road in North End

Contact details:   telephone:  023 9323 3177  or email:  portsmouth@Smiledentalcare.co.uk