Dental Information and Advice Line (DIAL)

The Dental Information and Advice Line (DIAL) is available for patients to talk to qualified dental nurses between 8.05am and 5.45pm, Monday to Friday.  shutterstock_24146536
The nurses can:

  • assess your needs and give you an emergency appointment if necessary
  • give you advice for dental problems  

The telephone number for DIAL is: 0345 45 65 990
Out-of-Hours Emergency Dental Service (GDENS)
If you are in pain or have a genuine dental emergency on a weekend or out of hours, you can contact NHS24 on 111. NHS24 will assess your needs and issue an emergency appointment if necessary. If an appointment is given NHS charges and exemptions will apply to your treatment. 
GDENS provides a full range of NHS out-of-hours emergency dental care during the following hours:
Monday - Friday: 6.15pm - 9.15pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am - 12.30pm
Within Elgin there is a service available on a Sunday from 9.15am to 12.15pm.