What the service does
We provide a range of specialist dental services:
- Community dental care
- Special care dentistry
- Oral surgery
- Oral medicine
- Paediatric dentistry (for children aged under 13 years)
- Restorative dentistry (including root canal treatment, dentures and implants)
The specialist services are provided in:
- School of Dentistry
- Children’s Hospital
- Wellbeing and Treatment Centres
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:
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:
- 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.
- Map of Royal Hospitals site
- Cark parking on the Royal Hospitals site
|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|
The paediatric dental clinic is located in the Children’s Hospital.
Wellbeing and Treatment Centres
- Arches Wellbeing and Treatment Centre Dental Clinic: 028 9504 2315
- Beech Hall Wellbeing and Treatment Centre Dental Clinic: 028 9504 0319
- Bradbury Wellbeing and Treatment Centre Dental Clinic: 028 9504 2318
- Carlisle Wellbeing and Treatment Centre Dental Clinic: 028 9063 8787
- Knockbreda Wellbeing and Treatment Centre Dental Clinic: 028 9063 1740 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday only)