Cardiff has the benefits of the only Dental Teaching Hospital in Wales. In addition to specialist dental services, the Examination and Emergency Department provides a service for urgent oral and dental problems and pain relief.


Referred dental service – Patients may be referred to the hospital dental service for specialist dental treatment. This service is only accessed by referral from a dentist. Treatment may take place in various locations including hospital and smaller dental surgeries.

Emergency dental service – For people who are experiencing a dental emergency (e.g. severe dental pain) and are not currently registered with a dentist. Patients are encouraged to register with a dentist after receiving emergency treatment.

Student clinic – A free dental service delivered by supervised dentistry students. To apply for this service, patients are required to fill in a form at the dental hospital and will then go through a screening process to assess their suitability for the service.

Peripheral Hospitals Dental Service – Provides an emergency dental service to in-patients and routine dental care for patients in rehabilitation and continuing care in hospitals across Cardiff and the Vale. The service also provides advice and sometimes treatment for Day Therapies. The service liaises with the Community Dental Service to ensure access to dental services in the community. The service also provides training in oral health care for a range of health professionals and carers.


University Dental Hospital, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XY
Referred dental service – Tel: 029 2074 2413
Emergency dental service – Tel: 029 2044 4500 (Open 24 hours, 7 days a week)
Student clinic – Tel: 029 2074 2149
Peripheral Hospitals Dental Service – Tel: 02921 825165

Last Updated: July 30, 2021
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