Monday, 22 May 2017

DENTAL CLOSURE

The UK Dental Centre at SHAPE will be closed 24 – 26 MAY 17 (inclusive).


If you have a routine enquiry please leave a message on the answer machine on 065 44 5878.

If you require emergency dental treatment during normal working hours, please enquire with the Canadian or German dental clinic for advice.

In the event of a dental emergency such as extreme pain, trauma and facial swelling, outside of normal working hours, treatment may be sought at a local on call dentist. The details of the on call dentist can be found by calling 100 (available 24 hours).

Treatment can also be sought by the following.

1. SHAPE - The emergency department:
Ambrose Pare Hospital
Boulevard Kennedy 2, 7000 MONS

2. Brussels - UZ Leuven Gasthusberg ER, Herestraat 49, 3000 LEUVEN
Tel: 016 33 22 11
Hospital switch board (Flemish/ English - please ask for Emergency Department)

3. Lille – Urgent Dental treatment may be sought at a local on call dentist, or A&E at any local hospital.

Any charges incurred can be reimbursed once the Dental Officer has verified the payment receipt.

It should be stressed that this service is only for emergency cases.

Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused due to this closure, and thank you very much in advance for your understanding in this matter.

EMERGENCY TREATMENT WHILE ON LEAVE

Service personnel who require emergency dental treatment whilst on leave in the UK (not the Channel Islands), whether from a unit in the UK or abroad,
are to report to the nearest DDS (military) clinic where the necessary arrangements will be made for treatment. Where this is impractical due to distance or other difficulty, personnel are to seek emergency treatment from a civilian dental practice, normally under NHS arrangements.
Where no NHS facilities are available emergency treatment may be obtained from private practitioners.
Refund or fees paid may be claimed by the patient on return to their unit and on production of a receipt authenticated by the Dental Officer.