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Registered Patients

If you have a dental practice and use it regularly you should contact your dentist by phone to seek a referral. All NHS dental surgeries should be accessible by phone, even though their doors are shut. Out of usual surgery hours, please use the NHS 111 online service

High Street Dental Practice

20 High Street, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AN

Tel: 01749 343940 Website

Opening times: Monday & Thursday 9am-5pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 9am-7pm
Friday 8.30am-4pm

Park Medical Practice

13 Town Street, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BE
Tel: 01749 342560 Website
Opening times: Monday-Friday 8.30am-6pm

Unregistered patients 

If you don’t have a dentist you should call the Somerset Dental Helpline on 0300 123 7691 or email

Urgent dental care services

Across every NHS region local Urgent Dental Care (UDC) clinics are being created to provide care for people with urgent and emergency dental problems.

How do I access these urgent centres?

If you have an urgent or emergency dental condition you must not attend any clinics as you will need to be triaged first. This system also helps manage the flow to centres and avoid queues (in line with social-distancing measures).

Locations of urgent dental centres in the South West

Fifteen locations have been chosen to cover the South West as best as possible, within limitations posed by staffing and equipment. This means that some patients will need to travel.

With the initial service now operational, further centres are likely to be added to reduce journey time. The locations of the hubs are:

  1. Bodmin
  2. Plymouth
  3. Bath
  4. Bournemouth
  5. Bridgwater
  6. Bristol
  7. Cheltenham
  8. Chippenham
  9. Dorchester
  10. Exmouth
  11. Gloucester
  12. Swindon
  13. Taunton
  14. Torquay
  15. Weston Super Mare

The precise locations will not be publicised, as hubs are accessible by referral only; drop-ins are not permitted.

If you suspect you have contracted coronavirus (Covid-19)

DO NOT go to a GP surgery, dental surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

If you have any concerns that you may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.  This information can be accessed here

Check online at and at for advice on your travel and contact history and the latest COVID-19 information before attending your local GP surgery.

For further information see Getting Tested