Signposting and appointment service

If you have a dental emergency and do not have a regular dentist, please call 0330 063300.

Monday to Friday

If you qualify for treatment we will endeavour to get you an appointment in a dental practice close to your home.

Weekends and bank holidays

If you qualify for treatment, we will endeavour to get you an emergency appointment in a dental access centre located in Exeter, Barnstaple, Newton Abbot, Plymouth, Dorchester or Boscombe.

⁠Dental waiting list

If you're a resident of Devon or Cornwall and would like to be added to the NHS Dental waiting list please call 03330 063 300.

Complaints, feedback and plaudits

If you would like to make a complaint, or provide us with any kind of feedback about Access Dental, please contact our patient experience team via one of the options below:

  • Telephone: 01392 822340
  • Post: Patient Experience Team, Governance Department, Suite 1, Osprey House, Osprey Road, Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter EX2 7WN

Appointments are available:


Sundays and bank holidays

10am to 1pm

9am to midday

2pm to 5pm

1pm to 4pm

Click here for information about attending a dental access centre.

If you contact us after 10.30pm your details will be taken and you will be contacted at 8am the following morning.

All telephone calls to and from our organisation are recorded for your protection and monitoring purposes. They may be used for training and audit purposes to maintain our quality and high standards. Patient confidentiality is important, however, in certain circumstances, in order to ensure that your care needs are met, it may be necessary to share your details with other health and social care professionals.

Dental insurance plans

Patients covered by dental insurance plans are advised to call the emergency number provided by their dental insurance company. This will not exclude them from accessing NHS services.