Appointments

Our opening hours.

You can choose which dentist you would like to see at the practice, but please note that this will depend on the appointments available and whether there is capacity to be seen depending on NHS funding.

The practice is open Monday 8.00am to 7.30pm Tuesday to Thursday 8.00am to 5.30pm Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm. (For SAT NAV use NG7 2QW)

Making an appointment

If you ask us to make an appointment, we will try to offer you one as soon as possible at a convenient time. You can make an appointment by phoning 0115 9228123 or 0115 9513099 from 8.30am onwards for emergency bookings. 

For routine appointments it is advisable to ring after 12.00 noon as telephone lines at the practice will be less busy.

Reminders and recalls

At the end of your course of treatment, your dentist will discuss with you when you will need to see a dentist again. NHS dentists now follow guidelines issued by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). This means you will attend as often as is needed to keep your teeth and gums healthy and may no longer need a check-up every six months. Patients can choose to see a dentist at more frequent intervals on a private basis. Patients at the end of a course of treatment will be asked if they want a posted reminder from the practice for their next routine visit. Please try to keep the practice updated with any changes to addresses and contact details.

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Cancellations/Missed appointments

If you are unable to keep your appointment please let us know as soon as possible so that we can give the appointment to someone else. Missed appointments waste NHS time. If you miss more than one appointment and give less than twenty-four hours notice, we may not be able to complete your treatment or offer you NHS care in the future. Patients who miss a private appointment will be charged a fee for the missed appointment.

Urgent treatment and out of hours care

Urgent treatment means treatment that the dentist considers necessary to relieve severe pain or prevent your oral condition deteriorating before you can make a normal appointment. If you need treatment outside of the opening hours you can telephone 111 at any time or see www.nhs.uk for dental advice. You will be directed to the nearest NHS Walk In Centre – telephone 111 for opening hours (NHS dental charges apply). We also offer a small number of appointments during practice opening hours for patients who need urgent treatment, but do not have an appointment. Patients also have the option of seeing a dentist through a private out of hours service for less urgent treatment. There is usually a £50 call out fee in addition to any treatment being provided. The contact telephone number is available on the Cripps Dental Centre out of hours answer machine.