This page is a printable version of: https://www.iow.nhs.uk/our-services/community-services/community-dental-service/community-dental-service.htm
Date: 19 September 2021
The NHS provider for Community Dental Services for the Isle of Wight will change on 1 April 2015. From 1 April 2015 this will change to Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Most of the things involved in providing the service, including the staff and clinics, will stay the same. If you want to ask any questions or are worried about the changes, you can contact PALS (Somerset Partnership NHS FT) on
Tel: 01278 432 022
The Community Dental Service will continue to provide high quality dental care to patients who live on the Isle of Wight and who meet the specific criteria listed below. The service promotes good oral health and prevents and treats dental disease.
We can provide orthodontic treatment through a referral, domiciliary services for those people who are house bound and an emergency dental service at weekends/public holidays. Please note this is not a walk-in service. All cases are triaged by telephoning 111 prior to an appointment being given.
The following criteria for eligibility (below) varies between clinic locations.
The community dental teams consist of a number of specialised roles:
The community dental teams work at a number of community based health centres and dental surgeries across the Island as well as visiting people in their own home.
Patients can be referred by their dentist, GP or other Health and Social Care Professionals. We are unable to accept self referrals.
We provide an emergency dental service for the Island at weekends and public holidays. Our emergency dental service is not a walk-in service. All cases are triaged by telephone (111) prior to an appointment being given.
The appointment opening times for the emergency dental service are:
Saturday – 9:00 to 1:00pm
Sunday - 9:00 to 1:00pm
Public Holidays 9:00 to 1:00pm
Information for GPs, GDPs and other healthcare professionals who refer patients to the service is available here.