Dental services

What the service does
How to access the service
Location of service


What the service does

We provide a range of specialist dental services:

The specialist services are provided in:

Please note: Due to Covid-19, patients cannot attend the School of Dentistry without an agreed appointment. The Relief of Dental Pain Clinic that was in Belfast City Hospital is closed at present. Please do not walk in to either of these departments as you will not be treated.

Please contact your local dentist for advice as urgent and emergency services are available. Your local dentist will provide you with advice on assessment or treatment and access to the appropriate dental service.

This link will provide you with details of your local dentist, even if you are not currently registered:

Find a dentist

Only patients who meet these criteria should attend an Emergency Department:

  • oral bleeding that the patient or carer is unable to control with self-care measures
  • mouth or face swelling that gets worse over a period of a few hours
  • mouth or face swelling that affects the ability to swallow or open the mouth
  • serious dental trauma – physical injury to the mouth

If you have already been referred to specialist dental services by your GP or dentist and you are experiencing dental problems, please contact us on:

  • 028 9615 9500 for the School of Dentistry
  • 028 9615 6909 for the Children’s Hospital Dental Department

Your general dental practice is required to provide an out-of-hours telephone number where you can speak to a dentist within a reasonable period. This information is normally available on the answering machine of your dental practice.

If you are not registered with a dental practice, you may need to contact a number of practices before you find a dentist willing to provide the necessary care.

How to access the service

To access any of our specialist services, you need to be referred by one of the following:

  • dentist
  • GP
  • hospital-based consultant
  • other healthcare professional (in some circumstances)

Location of service

School of Dentistry

The School of Dentistry is on the Royal Hospitals site close to the main Royal Victoria Hospital.

School of Dentistry clinics Telephone number
First floor: Oral surgery, oral medicine, day procedure, special care dentistry, primary care clinic 028 9063 5445
028 9063 3604
Second floor: Orthodontics, total patient car 028 9063 2256
Third floor: Prosthetics, Dental Teaching Clinic (walk-in) 028 9063 2307
Fourth floor: Conservation 028 9063 3790
028 9063 3894
Fifth floor: Periodontics 028 9063 3456
Children’s Hospital

The Paediatric Dental Clinic is located in the Children’s Hospital.

Wellbeing and Treatment Centres

Locations where this service is delivered