Patients & Visitors


Patient Information

Outpatient appointment

Referrals to the department are usually made by a referring General Dental or General Medical Practitioner. Outpatient's appointment will usually be sent to you in the post, along with a map of the hospital and car parking details. We are unable to accept self-referrals.

Broken retainers

If you have had treatment with us at the RUH and need replacement retainers please contact the department by phone (using the numbers on the contacts page) to arrange for new ones to be made.

Alternatively, if you still have the plaster models on which the original retainers were made and these models are in perfect condition, you can post them to us, along with your contact details, to the address below and whenever possible we will return the new retainers to you by post.

Dental Laboratory
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Orthodontics
Royal United Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Combe Park
Bath BA1 3NG

Please be aware each replacement retainer will incur a charge of £62.00.