How to access Dental student Services

Are you new to Dumfries & Galloway? 
Are you a temporary resident or studying here?
Not registered with a dentist?

Dental treatment is available at NO COST with the dental students at the Dumfries Dental Centre, Bankend Road, Dumfries.

Where can I get more information?
If you are interested in being treated by a student, please read the Patient Information Leaflet and then complete and return the self referral form within.  Self referral forms can also be e-mailed to  For more information call the Dental Helpline on 0845 6026417, read our further information or check out some of our posts and student videos on our facebook page.

How long would I have to wait to see a student?
Waiting times will fluctuate depending on the time of year.  Please bear in mind that students are not in 52 weeks of the year so the waiting times over the Summer period will be longer as the students are not in.

How can I get an appointment?
1. We are happy to receive patient self referrals for a Dental Outreach student; and
2. We are happy to receive referrals from a dental professional for a Therapy student, including:

  • Routine adult restorative treatments, amalgam, composite from small to large cavities, and includes root caries etc;
  • Children, for prevention, filling (including preformed crowns) and extractions under Local Anaesthetic;
  • Anxious patients including children; and
  • Adults with advanced periodontal disease.

If you are not currently registered for NHS dental services, the Health Board would encourage you to do so.   Please find out more at: Find a Dentist.

How can you comment on the service?
If you wish to make a comment, compliment or complaint, you can speak directly to a member of staff by calling 01387 245530 after 10am, Monday to Friday.

Alternatively, you may prefer to make a written comment, compliment or complaint.  In the first case, please write to:

Senior Dental Nurse
Dumfries Dental Centre
Bankend Road

Last reviewed 6/4/18