Most dentists are not NHS staff but are independent contractors providing their own staff and premises. Many dental practices provide services to NHS patients on the Isle of Wight through contracts managed by the SHIP PCT Cluster. 

For patients with special needs NHS services are provided by dentists employed by the NHS.

Looking for an NHS dentist?
From April 2019, dental services are being offered by the Wessex Dental Helping to people in Dorset, Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

If you have a dental emergency, and cannot see your own dentist, contact the Wessex Dental Helping by calling 111 or visit

Want to find out how much NHS dental care will cost?
Prices for NHS dental treatment are set nationally.  Further information about costs involved and how to get help if you think you can't afford treatment is available at