NHS Shetland Public Dental Service Facilities

PDS Clinics
The Public Dental Service has dental clinics in Lerwick (Montfield Dental Clinic), Brae, Whalsay, and Mid Yell, in addition to services at Gilbert Bain Hospital (GBH) . The GBH Dental Suite is located on the ground floor, with its own Reception Desk in the Out-patients Department.

Brae Dental Clinic (Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm)
Brae Health Centre, Brae, ZE2 9QQ. 01806 522461

Dental Suite (Gilbert Bain Hospital) (Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm)
South Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0TB. 01595 743681
Reception isn't staffed every day, depending on the type and amount of clinics operating.
Alternative contact: Montfield Dental Clinic.

Montfield Dental Clinic (Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm)
Burgh Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0LA. 01595 743200

North Isles Dental Clinic (Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm)
Mid Yell Health Centre, Yell, ZE2 9BX. 01957 702031

Whalsay Dental Clinic (Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 3.30pm)
Whalsay Health Centre, Symbister, Whalsay, ZE2 9AA. 01806 566469

'Out of Hours' Contacts

NHS 24 provides urgent health advice when your dentist or doctor is closed. Telephone number: 111 (Calls are free from landlines and mobiles)

Secondary Care - Orthodontics, Sedation and Maxillofacial Surgery at Gilbert Bain Hospital

The dental services provided at Gilbert Bain Hospital include Orthodontics, Maxillofacial Surgery / Oral Surgery, Inhalation Sedation and routine Dental appointments, are part of the Public Dental Service run by NHS Shetland.


The consultant orthodontic service is by referral only. Patients get referred by their dentists to the consultant orthodontists. The service is run as a clinical network with the visiting consultant staff, and other visiting staff.


This can be offered to anxious and phobic patients in order to allow dental treatment to be completed. Your suitability for this needs to be assessed by our dentists.

Dental sedation does not put you to sleep like a general anaesthetic but instead, puts you into a deeply relaxed state. So you are still conscious and able to talk with your dentist.

Maxillofacial Surgery / Oral Surgery

The maxillofacial service also only sees patients who have been referred by either their doctor or dentists. The service is run as a clinical network with Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, which provides the visiting consultant staff.