Tywi Dental and Celtic Dental practices return NHS Dental contract

Tywi Dental and Celtic Dental Practices in Llandeilo have made the difficult decision to return their General Dental Services (NHS) Contract to Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) on 31 March 2023.

This will mean that from 1 April 2023 these Practices will no longer be providing NHS dental care.

The Practices will provide any urgent care which patients require up until and including 31 March 2023 and will ensure the completion of any treatment.

The Health Board will provide patients who had previously received NHS dental care at Tywi and Celtic Dental Practices with information about their ongoing care, and the options available to them whilst the Health Board works to find a new service provider for the area.

Jill Paterson, Director of Primary Care, Community and Long-Term Care for Hywel Dda UHB said: “The Health Board would like to thank patients for the support that they have given to both Practices over the years and appreciate the impact that this change will have on the local population.

“The Health Board is working to find a long-term solution which secures this important service for the area.”

Following the Practice closure, patients who are experiencing dental pain should contact 111 to access an urgent access appointment which is available 7 days a week.

The Health Board wants to secure a sustainable solution for NHS dental services in the area and is committed to replacing this service as soon as possible.

Patients who are an NHS patient affiliated with Tywi Dental and Celtic Dental practices can contact the health board by emailing HDHB.Dental.hdd@wales.nhs.uk or by telephoning 0300 303 8322 extension 4 to be put on a holding list for the new practice once the service is in place.

We ask that patients refrain from calling alternative Dental Practices in the Llandeilo area at this time, as these Practices are experiencing an overwhelming volume of calls.

For information as to how you can access NHS dental care at another Practice, please visit hduhb.nhs.wales/healthcare/services-and-teams/dental or contact the Dental Services Team on HDHB.Dental.hdd@wales.nhs.uk

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