If you cannot contact your own dentist because they are closed, you can contact us with your urgent dental query in the following ways:

When to use NHS 111

Monday to Friday from 6.00pm to 10.30pm, during weekends, and over Bank Holidays

About NHS111

Your call will be answered by a Health Adviser, who will ask you to provide your personal details such as name, address and telephone number as well as the details of your problem. Your details will then be forwarded to the Dental Triage Nurse who will be able to give you appropriate advice.

Weekend & Bank Holiday Service

If you require urgent dental treatment when your dental surgery is closed over a weekend, or bank holiday, you can contact 111.

Please note this service is only available at weekends and bank holidays. There are a limited number of appointment slots. If we cannot accommodate you with an appointment, appropriate advice and self-management advice will be given by our Dental Nurse or a Clinician.

If you have an appointment with one of our emergency dentists and are not exempt from NHS dental charges it will be necessary to pay an NHS fee at the time of your appointment. If your problem has been resolved with advice and self-care and/or telephone contact with a Clinician, there will be no charge.

HUC Dental is an independent organisation that works with local clinicians to provide Out of Hours emergency dental services to the people of Hertfordshire.