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  • Writer's pictureHealthwatch Wokingham

Feb 2023: Latest local NHS dental updates

Updated: Mar 27, 2023

We've been keeping in regular contact with NHS England South East Dental to ensure we have the latest information on dentistry for Wokingham Borough residents.

The current situation as of 1st March 2023:

  • Berkshire Dental Care, Twyford and Gentle Dental Tilehurst, Reading who have been providing extra dental NHS appointments for anyone living in Berkshire (including Wokingham Borough residents) that need dental work and/or is struggling to find an NHS dentist, have both now withdrawn from the Additional Hours Scheme. All remaining Berkshire-based dental practices offering additional hours for Wokingham residents are listed below.

  • The Additional Hours Scheme is being extended from 1st April 2023-31st March 2024. All dental practices in the South East of England have now received communications seeking further expressions of interest to join the scheme in the hope more dental practices will be in the near future.

  • NHS England South East Dental have also reminded all dental practices to update their NHS profiles (Find a dentist - NHS ( show if they are accepting new NHS patients or not. From the feedback we have received from locals, we know this has not been happening but hope this will change in the weeks to come.

  • South East Dental will continue to monitor access to primary care dental services with the aim of maintaining and focusing efforts to prioritise and improve dental access.

Should you need dental care and cannot find an NHS dentist in the first instance, the advice is to contact NHS 111. You will be supported by a dental nurse triage service who can provide further clinical advice and support you in trying to achieve access to an NHS dentist.

NHS dental practices offering additional NHS appointments to all Wokingham Borough residents, although these practices are out of borough, as of 13th February 2023 are:

Moonlight Dental Surgery, Wentworth Avenue, Slough, SL2 2DG, 01753 526301

· Mondays: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

· Tuesdays: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

· Wednesdays: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

· Thursdays: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

· Fridays: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

· Saturdays: 9:00am -12.30pm

SC Dental Studio, 281 Farnham Road, Slough, SL2 1JF, 01753 550888

· Mondays: 12:00pm - 15:30pm and 6:00pm - 9:30pm

· Tuesdays: 12:00pm - 15:30pm and 6:00pm - 9:30 pm

· Wednesdays: 12:00pm - 15:30pm and 6:00pm - 9:30pm

· Thursdays: 12:00pm - 15:30pm and 6:00pm - 9:30pm

· Fridays: 12:00pm - 15:30pm and 6:00pm - 9:30pm

· Saturdays: 12:00pm - 15:30pm and 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Smile Dental Centre, 24 High Street, Slough, SL1 1EQ, 01753 523410

· Mondays: 9:00am - 12:30pm

· Tuesdays: 9:00am - 12:30pm

· Wednesdays: 1:00pm – 4.30pm

· Thursdays: 1:00pm – 4.30pm

· Fridays: 9:00am - 12:30pm

Cippenham Dental Practice, 424 Bath Road, Cippenham, SL1 6JA, 01753 577017

· Mondays: 9:00am - 12:30pm

· Wednesdays: 1:00pm – 4.30pm

· Fridays: 1:00pm – 4.30pm

We recommend calling your chosen practice as soon as it opens each morning to make an appointment, as once again, appointments get filled quickly, also mention Healthwatch Wokingham Borough.

We will continue to update this page as and when more dental practices come on board and more appointments become available across the borough.

Do let us know if there are any local dental practices taking on new NHS patients too and we can update this page - thank you.

We continue to welcome your feedback on dental services which can be submitted here.



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