NHS Dentists in Cornwall

Dental Services

How long have you been waiting for an NHS dentist?

We know there's a problem with finding an NHS dentist in Cornwall, and I've been working to solve it since long before the pandemic.  We know Covid has only made the situation worse.

But we don't know how many people are having difficulties getting seen.

Dentists don’t have “waiting lists” in the same way as GPs or hospitals – so even the NHS has no way of knowing how many people need dental treatment.  

I have compiled this survey with all the MPs in Cornwall so we can see who needs a dentist, and how long they've been waiting.

This will help us to make the case for additional resources for NHS Dentists in Cornwall.

With your permission, we can then pass this information on to the NHS.

If you are replying on behalf of other members of your family or friends, please fill out a separate survey for each patient.

Access to NHS Dentistry in Cornwall

  • Current Dental Survey
  • Your details

Are you registered with an NHS dentist?
By “registered”, we mean on the practice list of an NHS dental surgery for routine medical care. 
If you are registered with an NHS dentist whose practice is closed, please tick “NO”.
If yes, how far away is it?
If not, how far would you be willing to travel?

Are you waiting to be allocated to an NHS dentist?
If so, how long will you have been waiting?

Are you waiting for an appointment?
If so, how long have you been waiting?
Clinical examination, radiographs, scaling and polishing, preventative dental work, such as oral health advice.
Urgent Treatment including examination, radiographs, dressings, recementing crowns, up to two extractions, one filling.
Simple treatment, like 2 or more fillings, including root canal therapy, three or more extractions, surgical procedures and denture additions.
Complex treatment, which includes a laboratory element, such as bridgework, crowns, and dentures.
The NHS have four different categories of appointment. It would help if you could show which category you fit it, but you can always add details below

Are you concerned about your oral health?
(For example, pregnant women are more susceptible to gum disease, and some cancer treatments have side effects on dental health).