NHS Fife local dental services

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Accessing dental services

A wider range of dental services are now available but due to social distancing measures and added infection control measures it is not business as usual. For more information, read the following leaflet: 'What you can expect from NHS Dental Services as we continue to live with COVID-19'.

Emergency or urgent dental problems

If you have a dental problem you should call the dental practice that you normally attend in the first instance by telephone. Contact details for dental practices in Fife are found further down this page.

If you are not registered with a dentist then you can call the NHS Fife Dental Helpline for advice: 01592 226555 (calls may be recorded for quality and training purposes).

Outside normal working hours, if feel you have an urgent dental need, please contact NHS24 on 111.

Do not visit a dental surgery without an appointment – if you wish to find out if you can access urgent or routine treatment at your nearest dental practice you should telephone the dental practice in advance.

The Scottish Government have produced this informative video summarising changes to dental practices: 

Public Dental Service

Our Public Dental Service provides access to routine and specialist NHS dental care across Fife. This is different to high street dental practices. More information on the service can be found on the public dental services page

Last Updated: 20 February 2023