During the current Coronavirus pandemic, dental services will be delivered differently.

NHS Western Isles deeply regrets reducing access, but these essential changes will limit contact between patients, and protect staff.

All routine treatment (examinations, dentures etc) is suspended.

 Emergency care will be available for urgent problems:

  • Swellings affecting breathing or the eye.
  • Injuries (adult tooth knocked out, or badly broken)
  • Bleeding
  • Prolonged pain not helped by pain-killers.

Most other conditions will not be seen, but advice on self-help will be offered.

Patients with urgent dental emergencies should call their local centre

 Lewis and Harris:   01851 704400   NHS Emergency Dental Centre, Castleview Practice, 77 Cromwell Street, Stornoway
 Isles of Uist:  01870 602178  Liniclate Dental Clinic, Liniclate School, Isle of Benbecula.
 Isle of Barra: 01871 810400 Barra Dental Clinic, St Brendan's Hospital, Isle of Barra.

Please do not attend without calling first, as staff are required to conduct a brief medical assessment before offering appointments.

Patients are reminded NOT to call The Western Isles Dental Centre, Tarbert Dental Clinic, or Lochmaddy Dental Clinic.

These clinics will be closed until further notice, as staff are engaged elsewhere supporting other services.