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Seeing an NHS dentist is now even easier for Eastleigh residents as a new NHS dental practice opens in the local area.
Julia Bagshaw, NHS Hampshire's Associate Director for Primary Care Commissioning said:
"We are increasing the number of NHS dental practices available to residents across the county and are really pleased that Genix Dental Care is now opening in Eastleigh.
"This latest new practice means there are now over 70 NHS dental practices taking on new patients all over Hampshire so most people will be able to find one near them."
The new practice will take on over 8,000 new patients over the next few months and local people who need to see an NHS dentist can now request an appointment through the Dental Helpline.
Appointments will be available in batches over the next few months so we would urge local people not to rush as there will be plenty of opportunity for them to be seen. We take this approach so we can avoid people having to wait six months or more for their initial assessment, wondering if they are on the list or not. It also means the dental practice will have the most up-to-date contact information for those who would like to be seen.
Requesting an appointment is easy and can be done from the comfort of your own home. The simplest option is to visit www.hampshiredentalhelpline.nhs.uk to register your details online. All NHS dentists who are accepting new patients are listed on this website.
Alternatively, you can call the Dental Helpline on 0845 050 8345 or 023 8082 8151 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. The details you give will be passed on to the dental practice and an appointment for an initial examination arranged within the next couple of months.
These Dental Helpline numbers can also be used if you need emergency treatment whilst waiting to register.
Lines are open between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Between 5.30pm and 9.30pm Monday to Friday or 8am-9:30pm on Weekends and Bank Holidays urgent advice and treatment is available on 0845 0508345.