We provide paediatric and special care NHS dental services in the community.

More info about paediatric and special care dentistry

If you have special requirements that cannot be met by a general dentist. For example, if you have learning difficulties, or have complex medical histories or are receiving end-of-life care. We offer sedation and general anaesthetic services. We also offer home visits and services are fully accessible for disabled users. 

Our services are open 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays.

Please note we're currently only running this service from Moorgate Primary Care Centre (22 Derby Way, Bury BL9 0NJ).

We will be providing consultations over the phone for the most part.

Please contact us for more info: 0161 447 9866.

Referrals to the service

If you are a dental practitioner wishing to refer a patient please visit: www.dental-referrals.org

For other health professionals wishing to refer a patient to the service, or for patients to self-refer, please see the referral criteria and referral form below:

Referral forms can be sent by post or e-mailed to: pcn-tr.Bury-CommunityDental@nhs.net

Important update regarding our services during the coronavirus pandemic

Due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, we will be providing emergency care only. All routine dental care will be unavailable at this time.

You should go to A&E if you have a swelling affecting your eye, or which affects your ability to swallow or breathe, or if you have dental bleeding which cannot be managed at home.

Dental conditions which may require urgent care are:

  • Trauma including loss of a permanent tooth.
  • Facial swelling that is significant and worsening.
  • Severe dental or facial pain that cannot be controlled by the patient
  • Fractured teeth or tooth with nerve exposure
  • Dental and mouth infections
  • Suspected mouth cancer
  • Dental conditions that may affect a serious medical condition

We are providing a telephone triage system for you to assess emergency and urgent care. Please contact us by calling our Bury Moorgate Centre on 0161 447 9866.

After the telephone triage, you may be asked to email photographs of the dental problem  to our secure NHS email account.

We will give you advice and if need be you will be asked to attend our Bury Moorgate site for treatment.

What to expect if you come to attend

Normal dental charges apply for emergency treatment. If you normally pay, a charge of £22.70  is payable by card via the phone prior to the visit. We are unable to accept cash at this moment in time.  If you  are exempt from dental charges, you will not be required to pay.

We are working on the assumption that anyone attending the clinic may be actively infected with coronavirus, or a carrier of it.

Dentist in PPE.jpgWe will all being wearing varying degrees of protective equipment (i.e. masks, aprons, visors, gowns gloves), so may look like this accompanying picture.

Please enter the clinic alone, anyone accompanying you must wait outside. Young children may be accompanied by one parent or guardian – but you will need to wash your hands and put on a surgical mask on arrival.

Adult patients who need to attend with support should attend with the minimum number necessary and only one will be allowed into the surgery with them. They too will be asked to put on a surgical mask on arrival.

Your dentist will discuss the most likely form of treatment, the risks or any questions you have on the phone before you attend; so you can give consent. However, consent will be confirmed on arrival and you will have the opportunity to address any concerns with the dentist who will be treating you.

Please make sure you have taken analgesic medication (where needed) and have had something light to eat approximately one hour before the emergency appointment.

Please be aware that toilet facilities will not be accessible.

For more information please click here for our appointment information sheet.