Emergency Dental Appointment

At or Close to Home

At Harbour Dental Practice, we are part of the North Down emergency rota which allows all registered patients to be seen in the case of a dental emergency which happens out-of-hours, in the evenings, at weekends or during holidays if you are close to home.
Please ring 028 9188 3513 for dental emergencies in the evenings, at weekends or on holidays where an answering machine message will guide you what to do next.

Further Afield

Emergency dental care can be extremely expensive and inconvenient when away from home on holiday or business, so please think carefully about this when booking your next trip.

There is no provision for NHS or fee paying only private patients when travelling in other parts of the country or abroad, beyond what limited cover may be provided by your travel insurer (consult your own documentation for details).

Denplan Patients

Please use the following guide to avail of treatment, not only here, but also across the country and when abroad.

Where are you?

I’m home

Call the Denplan practice you’re registered with. If they are closed and unable to see you, they should have an answer phone message with a number for you to ring in an emergency

If you are unable to get hold of anyone from your dental practice ring Denplan’s Emergency Helpline on
0800 844 999

I’m in the UK and more than 40 miles from my practice

You can visit any other dentist for advice or temporary emergency treatment up to your policy limits

If you need help locating a dentist phone and Denplan Emergency Helpline on
0800 844 999 who will help to find an appointment.

If you arrange your appointment, keep the receipt and send in the claim form to Denplan for reimbursement
(download it on

I’m abroad

You can see any dentist in an emergency and are covered for necessary temporary emergency treatment

Denplan does not have registered dentists overseas as we recommend that you ask your hotel concierge, tour operator representatives or any family, friends or colleagues for a recommended dentist in the area

If you need help or advice ring Denplan’s 24-hour Worldwide Emergency Helpline on
+44 1962 844 999

Ensure you keep the receipt for your temporary treatment to claim back when you return from holiday – find a claim form on

What’s Covered?

  • Emergency dental treatment when you are over 40 miles away from your registered Denplan dentist*
  • Up to £10,000 worth of treatment following a dental injury
  • Cover for out of hours consultations in the even of a dental injury or dental emergency
  • A hospital cash benefit if you are admitted overnight for dental reasons
  • Worldwide emergency dental treatments
  • Mouth cancer cover up to £12,000

*When you’re within 40 miles of your registered Denplan dentist you should speak to your practice regarding any emergency dental treatment needed, as this may by covered in your individual contract.

To find out more about the full terms and conditions, visit www.denplan.co.uk/patients

Implant upgrade cover

For only £1.99 per person per month, you can add our Implant Upgrade Cove, which means you’ll have the added reassurance that in the event of a dental injury, you can benefit from the most up-to-date treatments for tooth replacement*. To upgrade now, call 0800 032 0331

*Where clinically appropriate – maximum cover of up to £20,000 per incident. See full term and conditions on www.denplan.co.uk/patients

Top 5 dental emergencies

  • Tooth abscess
  • Loose crown/ bridge needing re-cementing
  • Orthodontic appliance adjustment/repair
  • Temporary fillings
  • Extractions