Northumbria Dental Service provides specialised NHS dental treatment and oral health promotion services for adults and children in Northumberland and North Tyneside who have been referred by a medical or dental practitioner or other health or social care professional.

This is not an emergency dental service and does not see patients who are unable to register with an NHS dental practice. If you need to see a dentist urgently call NHS 111 or access for details of local dental practitioners accepting new and emergency NHS patients.

Your care

Some of the services provided by Northumbria Dental Service may not always be available in general dental practice, and so you may be referred to us by your family dentist for this type of care.

Some of our services include:
    •    Orthodontics
    •    Dental treatment under general anaesthetic
    •    Inhalation sedation
    •    Treatment for patients with complex needs
    •    Home visits to elderly patients or those with medical special needs
    •    School dental screening
    •    Dental surveys
    •    Oral health promotion

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  • Dental care is provided at a number of locations across Northumberland and North Tyneside including:
  • Albion Road Resource Centre, North Shields
  • Amble Health Centre
  • Blyth Health Centre
  • Morpeth NHS Centre
  • Seaton Park Medical Group (Ashington)
  • The Oxford Centre (Longbenton)
  • Wallsend Health Centre
  • Wansbeck Hospital
  • Hexham Hospital

In addition a dental general anaesthetic service* is available at North Tyneside, Wansbeck general hospitals and Alnwick Infirmary.

*A general anaesthetic service may not be available for children and adults at all hospital sites

The team

The dental team is comprised of 45 staff including dentists, a dental therapist, dental nurses, oral health promotion staff and administration support staff.

Your appointment

If you need to check or change your appointment please call the clinic where your appointment is booked. You will find the telephone number on your appointment card or call the general numbers given below.


If you have a question or concern please do not hesitate to contact the staff at the dental clinic you have been attending. The contact details for the clinic are written on your appointment card.

For general enquiries about North Tyneside clinics please ring Albion Road Dental Clinic on 0191 2196693.

For general enquiries about Northumberland clinics please ring Blyth Dental Clinic on 01670 396471.

If you need help out of hours

If you need urgent dental advice after 6pm on weekdays or during weekends or bank holidays, please ring the out of hours emergency dental service on NHS 111 this is free to call from landlines and mobile phones.

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