Changing Your NHS Dentist
If you have just moved into Hamilton or, maybe you have changed jobs or you are not already registered with a dentist, you are strongly recommended to do so. It doesn't really matter the reason why you want to change, anybody can change their NHS dental provider without giving a reason and its very easy to do.
Smilescene Hamilton accept new NHS dental patients and the Smilescene Group currently has four dental practices in the Lanarkshire area, so there is bound to be one near to where you live or work.
When you first contact us to make an appointment, if you feel that you have any particular needs, please speak to the practice receptionist about these, when you first call. If you think you are entitled to free dental treatment or to help with the cost of NHS dental treatment, this can also be discussed during your initial contact.
Your first appointment is usually for an examination only, however, if you already know that you need some dental treatment, please discuss this with the dentist at this initial appointment and then arrange further treatment appointments to complete it. At your first appointment, your Smilescene dentist will need to know about your general health as well as checking the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums.
If you currently take any prescription medicine, please take a note of the names and doses of this to your first appointment. At the end of this first appointment, the dentist will usually give you a plan of the treatment that you require and also an estimate of the likely cost of it under the NHS.
Its as simple as that! Please remember, if you are a nervous patient that has "put off" going to the dentist for a long time, we are one of the few dental practices in the area that are an accredited NHS sedation centre so there is nothing to worry about. Our dedicated team prides itself on maintaining the highest standard of patient care and coupled with modern dental equipment, we will do our utmost to make your visits both comfortable and enjoyable.
If you live in Hamilton or other nearby towns in South Lanarkshire including Motherwell, East Kilbride, Carluke, Lanark, Strathaven, Rutherglen and Larkhall and are looking to change your dental provider, feel free to contact us.