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.

Emergency dental services

All patients with urgent or emergency dental conditions should contact their local dentist by telephone. The dentist will provide you with advice and access to the appropriate dental service.

Dental practices are 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 the dental practice.

You can ring your local dentist even if you are not registered with that practice.

Find details on your local dentist here.

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

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)

New patients should contact the New Patient Office on 028 615 9500.

Location of service

School of Dentistry

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

If you’re a current patient of the School of Dentistry and wish to contact the clinic or consultant use the numbers below:

School of Dentistry clinics Telephone number
Oral surgery Reception: 028 9504 0725
Secretaries: 028 9615 5915 / 028 9615 5962
Day Procedure Unit Sister’s Office: 028 9615 0160
Recovery: 028 9504 0386
Oral medicine Reception: 028 9615 1204
Secretaries: 028 9615 5755 / 028 9615 5943
Orthodontics Reception: 028 9615 1211
Secretary: 028 9615 6029
Restorative Reception: 028 9615 1218
Secretary:
028 9615 5954 / 028 9615 5683
Prosthetics Reception: 028 9615 1216
Secretary: 028 9615 5683
Periodontics Reception: 028 9615 1220
Conservation Reception: 028 9615 1218
Children’s Hospital

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

Wellbeing and Treatment Centres

Locations where this service is delivered