Monday – Friday 8.30am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4pm split as follows:
- 8.30am – 10am Emergency dental clinic walk-ins (on first come first served basis)
- 8:30am – 1pm Dentist/Dental Hygienist clinics (appointment only)
- 1.30pm – 4pm Dentist/Dental Hygienist clinics (appointment only)
All appointments have to be booked with the Dental Reception, via the hospital switchboard on tel: 22500. Likewise, the same number should be used for out of hours dental emergencies which would include pain, swelling, bleeding or dental trauma.
Dental services on St Helena are provided from the Dental Clinic, situated within the Hospital setting in Upper Jamestown. All routine treatments are provided, with the exception of crowns/bridges, implants and orthodontics, by a team made up of two full time dentists, one full time hygienist, two qualified dental nurses and a dental assistant.
We also have a dental laboratory which is used for the construction of dental appliances and this is staffed by a qualified technician and one trainee technician. We benefit from the services of an Oral Surgeon who visits on an annual basis and who is available for advice at other times.
As part of our Community Dental Service we currently provide annual visits to all schools on St Helena for screening and dental health education purposes. We follow this up with appointments at the Clinic for those students requiring further treatment. With the expansion of our Community Dental Service we aim to reach out to those members of society who are having difficulty accessing our services by either visiting residential care facilities or through Community Health Care days, organised by the Community Nursing team.
Our key objectives are to provide safe effective dental treatments while focusing on prevention of dental disease and access for all members of society.