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How Do I Get a Dentist Appointment if I Am Not Registered?

It can be challenging to get a dentist appointment if you are not registered with a practice. This is especially true in areas with high demand for dental services and limited availability. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to help you secure an appointment. This blog post will explore how to get a dentist appointment if you still need to register.

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1. Check the NHS website. The first step in securing an appointment is to check the NHS website for local availability. According to the BBC, ‘nine in 10 NHS dental practices across the UK are not accepting new adult patients for treatment under the health service’. Many practices across the UK have limited availability for new NHS patients, but some may be willing to accommodate you if they have the capacity.


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2. Register with a mixed practice that offers NHS and private dental care. If your local dental practices do not have the capacity to take on new NHS patients, consider looking into a mixed practice such as Chelwood Dental Care which offers NHS, private dentistry and membership plans, including Denplan. Hybrid practices often have more flexibility when scheduling appointments and can see you as a private or Denplan patient while you are on their NHS waiting list. Be sure to research the practice thoroughly before making an appointment so that you know exactly what services they offer; for example, some practices only offer private or NHS dental care.

3. Register as a Denplan patient.

Denplan ensures you have access to routine and emergency dental care throughout the year. Denplan also allows you to spread the cost of dental care with regular monthly payments. Choose between Denplan Essentials and Denplan Care, depending on the level of cover that is right for you. Chelwood Dental Care's most popular plan is just £16.30/month and includes:

  • Two checks ups per year

  • Two hygiene treatments per year

  • 10% discount on general dental treatments and teeth whitening

  • Optional insurance to cover you worldwide for dental injury and emergencies

By following these steps, you should be able to find a dentist who can provide the care that you need. Remember that it is essential to do your research before making any decisions so that you know exactly what services each practice offers and how much they charge for them.



Get in touch to register with us.

To join our practice as a Denplan patient, sign up online easily here. After you have completed your online application, we will be in touch to arrange your first appointment. Alternatively, call us on 0113 266 8459 or email hello@chelwooddentalleeds.co.uk to book a consultation.

For more information, please visit our website Chelwood Dental Care


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