Not one Watford dentist accepting new adult NHS patients

Carpenders Park Dental Practice (Image: Google Street View/PA)

No local dentists appear to be accepting new adult NHS patients who haven’t been referred, latest data suggests.

NHS dentist finder’s latest updates show only those who have been referred are being accepted, with just one taking people entitled to free dental care.

It reinforces the dearth of local options after a Garston practice confirmed it will stop offering NHS treatment due to a “chronic lack of investment”.

Imperial Dental Care and Abbey Dental Practice in Harrow, and Church Road Dental Practice are among the nearest options to have confirmed as taking NHS patients.

See which local practices are taking various patients below.

Practices accepting adults entitled to free dental care

Patients who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months and those receiving low-income benefits (or who are under 20 and a dependant of someone receiving low-income benefits) are entitled to free NHS dental treatment.

Carpenders Park Dental Practice – 13 The Parade, Delta Gain, Carpenders Park, Herts, WD19 5BL, 020 8428 8282

Accepting children (under 18)

Not accepting adults (18 and over)

Accepting adults entitled to free dental care

Practices accepting children

The Abbots Langley Dental Practice – 2 Abbots Road, Abbots Langley, WD5 0AZ, 01923 262220

Accepting children (under 18)

Not accepting adults (18 and over)

Not accepting adults entitled to free dental care

Berry Lane Dental Clinic – 45 Berry Lane, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DE, 01923 773150

Accepting children (under 18)

Not accepting adults (18 and over)

Not accepting adults entitled to free dental care

Practices only taking new NHS patients who have been referred

Watford Dental Practice, Watford Dental Practice, Watford Orthodontic Practice, Refresh Dental Care, Cassio Dental Practice, Chrysalis Dental Practice, Cassiobury Dental Surgery, Croxley Dental Clinic, Bricket Wood Dental Practice, The Dental Design Studio, Inspire Dental Care.

Practices not taking any new NHS patients

Friedmann Mr ME & Associates

Practices which have not recently updated the practice finder

The NHS dentist finder recommends contacting these practices for more information.

Bupa Dental Care, Novocare Dental, Bluecross Dental Care, Watford Orthodontics, Mullish Mr AR, Dr D Sair & Associates, Rajani Mrs SK & Associates, Bushey Dental Practice (Smith and Luck), Bupa Dental Care(Bushey), Chartwell Dental Clinic, Chiltern Avenue Dental Practice, MR N BLOOM, Katherine Place Dental Practice, Bushey Heath Dental Surgery, Deitsch Dr AE, Assor Mr SM & Levy Mr SJ, Kohn Mr EL & Associate, Berkeley Dental Clinic, The Red House.

(Practices ordered by distance from WD17)

Read more: Garston Lodge dental patients worry as NHS treatment to end

Earlier this month a spokesperson for the NHS in the East of England said: “We are working closely with dental providers to improve access to services in the area, including inviting NHS contract holders to take on additional activity.”

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