We provide a range of NHS dental services in the community.

These include:

Urgent dental services: Based in Bury, Oldham and Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. For people who have an urgent issue and can’t get a same day appointment with their own dentist (or they don’t have one). You do not have to live locally to come and see us.

Community dental services: For individuals who have special requirements that cannot be met by a general dentist . Examples include people with learning difficulties, or who have complex medical histories or those receiving end-of-life care. The service offers sedation and general anaesthetic services. We also offer home visits and services are fully accessible for disabled users.

Fluoride varnish service: This is provided for children aged three to five years in early years and school settings, who live in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. Click here for more information.

A Minor Oral Surgery service is also available for patients in Greater Manchester.

Our services are open 08.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays.

Accessing our services

Urgent or emergency dental care

For urgent access, appointments are allocated on a daily basis. Patients are advised to contact or attend their local centre (details below) at the earliest opportunity on the day they require treatment.

The service operates through an appointment system, however we will always try to be flexible and accommodate requests outside of the booking process where possible. Treatment is for urgent complaints only and is provided under NHS regulations.

For urgent dental care, please contact 0161 716 2525 between the hours of 08.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays). For access outside of these times, please contact the 111 NHS emergency phone line.

Moorgate Primary Care Centre
22 Derby Way

Oldham Integrated Care Centre (third floor)
New Radcliffe Street

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale
Whitehall Street Clinic
90 Whitehall Street
OL12 0ND

Out of hours services
For dental advice out of hours, please contact BARDOC on 0161 763 8941 or GOTODOC on 0161 337 2246. You can also contact the NHS emergency and urgent care advice line on 111.

Minor Oral Surgery – Bury
Patients are referred for the Minor Oral Surgery service by their own dentist. When the referral is received the next available appointment will be allocated over the telephone.

Please try to keep your appointment or let us know in good time if you cannot attend.

Community dental service

Patients are referred to the community dental service by letter from their own dentist, or by another healthcare professional such as a GP, health visitor or school nurse. Once the referral is received, an acknowledgement letter is sent out and an appointment will be made as soon as one becomes available.

Community dental services are available in the following locations:

  • Nye Bevan House, Maclure Road, Rochdale OL11 1DN
  • Phoenix Centre, Church Street, Heywood OL10 1LR
  • Oldham Integrated Care Centre, New Radcliffe Street, Oldham OL1 1NL
  • Moorgate Primary Care Centre, 22 Derby Way, Bury BL9 0NJ
  • Radcliffe Primary Care Centre, 69 Church Street West, Radcliffe M26 2SP

Opening hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm

Referrals to the service

If you are a dental practitioner wishing to refer a patient please visit https://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 Criteria

Referral Form

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