Dentists Health


Smile Dental Care

Smile Dental Care (formerly Sca Trafalgar) offers both NHS and private dental services.

Conveniently located on King’s Road West, the dental surgery offers general dental care as well as cosmetic treatments.

Smile Dentalcare in Swanage
Smile Dentalcare

Book an appointment by phoning or visit their website for more information on services, fees and latest updates: 

Opening hours

  • Monday – Friday – 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday & Sunday – Closed


📍118 Kings Road West, BH19 1HS

There are often parking spaces outside Smile DentalCare, or along the nearby residential streets.

Alternatively, you can park at Co-Op, which is around 10-minute walk along King’s Road West.

Contact details

  • 📞 01929 427356
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Regency Dental Practice

Regency Dental is a private dental practice in Swanage, accepting both private payments per treatment and Denplan schemes.

Private dentist Regency Dental, Swanage
Regency Dental Practice

It has four accessible dental suites and waiting areas with coffee and water machines, as well as a garden area for warmer days.

Explore Regency Dental’s website for full information and its services, which include preventative dentistry, implants, orthodontic treatment and cosmetic dentistry: ℹ️

Facial Aesthetic treatments are also available here.

You can book an appointment online or by phone.

Opening hours

  • Monday – Friday – 7.45am – 5.30pm
  • Saturday – By arrangement


📍71 Kings Road West, BH19 1HH

Regency Dental is located on the corner of Kings Road West and Court Road.

The nearest short-stay car park is at Co-Op, but you may find parking along King’s Road West itself or on nearby residential roads.

Contact details

You can fill out a booking form on Regency Dentals website or get in touch by phone or email:

  • 📞 01929 422515
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Dentist in the wider Purbeck area

Wareham Dental Surgery

My Dentist

MouthPeace Dental Practice

  • 📍 1 Chalk Pit Lane, Wool, BH20 6DW
  • 🕒 Open – 9.00am – 6pm (weekend appointments available)
  • 📞 01929 462269
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Emergency dental care

Information on urgent dental care via an NHS dentist in an emergency or out of hours can be found on the NHS website:

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They advise you to:

  • Call a dentist for a possible short-notice emergency appointment, or
  • If you do not have a dentist, find one using by contacting NHS 111

For serious circumstances, such as severe pain, heavy bleeding or injuries to the face, mouth or teeth, contact 111, go to A&E or find out whether you should contact 999 here:

Health Pharmacists Shopping Shops


Boots in Swanage is right in the centre of town and provides a variety of services, goods and  both over-the-counter and prescription medicines.

It also sells beach-side essentials such as sunscreen and sunglasses – handy if you’re here on holiday and have run out of sun protection.

Boots chest on Station Road in Swanage
Boots is next to WHSmith

Swanage’s Boots store stocks various health & beauty products, including Max Factor and No.7 cosmetics, and has a fragrance counter.

There’s also a private consultation room if you need to speak to a pharmacist in confidence, which can be booked in advance.

Opening times

Both shop and pharmacy are open every day during the following hours:

  • Monday – Saturday 9am – 5.30pm
  • Sunday 10am – 4pm

Pharmacy services

Pharmacy cross sign in Swanage

Pharmacy services include:

  • Medicines
  • Prescription collection from local GP practices
  • Prescription delivery service
  • Seasonal flu vaccination
  • Appointment booking available for consultations
  • Private consultation room

NHS pharmacy services

Boots in Swanage also offers the following NHS services.

  • Emergency contraception (NHS)
  • Supervised consumption of medicines
  • Stop smoking service (NHS)
  • NHS Health Check

Accessibility information

This Boots store has step-free access and is wheelchair-accessible.

It is also fitted with an induction loop for hearing-aid users.

Contact number

📞 01929 422096

Boots Pharmacy in Swanage town centre
Boots on Station Road

Location & directions

📍1-3 Station Road Swanage, BH19 1AB

You’ll find Boots opposite The Mowlem, close to the beach and next door to WHSmith.

There is some short-stay, on-street parking a few hundred yards away on Station Road.

Alternatively Mermond Place and Co-Op car parks are also both nearby.

Boots location in town (image credit: Google Maps)
Health Hospitals

Swanage Community Hospital

Swanage Hospital is a community hospital in Swanage, providing minor injuries care and a number of other health services.

There is no major Accident & Emergency department here – for urgent care contact 111 in the first instance. For medical emergencies telephone 999.

View of Swanage Hospital entranceway from the road outside
Swanage Hospital

Minor Injuries Department

Swanage’s Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is open daily (Monday- Sunday) between 8am and 8pm, including bank holidays.

The team here can help patients with the following:

Welcome board and opening hours information outside Swanage Hospital Minor Injuries Unit
MIU opening times
  • Limb injuries, such as sprains and fractures
  • Eye injuries and infections
Foreign bodies (for example splinters and fish hooks)
Head injuries
  • Wounds (including suturing if required)
Insect bites and stings
  • Emergency contraception

If, after phoning 111, in-person, face-to-face support is required, a member of hospital staff may book you an appointment at the minor injuries unit here – and kindly ask that you do not turn up unannounced.


Services provided by Swanage Community Hospital include:

List of departments at the Swanage Hospital
Swanage Hospital departments
  • Cardiology
  • Children’s & Adolescent services
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Gastrointestinal & Liver services
  • General Surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Occupational Therapy services
  • Rehabilitation

For full information about this healthcare provider’s services visit:

Visiting times & information

Patients on one of Swanage Hospitals wards can see visitors seven days a week, including bank holidays.

Ward visiting hours are 2-4pm and 6-8pm each day.

Contact details

  • Minor injuries & conditions: 111
  • Emergency/life-threatening: 999
  • Hospital phone number: 01929 422282

Location & how to get there

📍 Postcode: BH19 2ES

Swanage Hospital is located on Queens Road, Swanage.

Google map screenshot showing the location of Swanage Community hospital
(Swanage Hospital location (credit: Google Maps)

Your nearest Accident & Emergency departments

In an emergency call 999

If you require urgent care, the NHS urges you to telephone 111 in the first instance.

The A&E departments at these nearest major hospitals and urgent care centres are open 24 hours a day.

  • Poole Hospital -📍Longfleet Road, Poole, BH15 2JB 📞 01202 665511
  • Dorset County Hospital (Dorchester) -📍Williams Ave, Dorchester, DT1 2JY 📞 01305 251150
  • Royal Bournemouth Hospital -📍Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, BH7 7DW 📞 01202 303626
Doctors Health

Swanage Medical Practice

Swanage Medical Practice is the main doctor’s surgery for the town of Swanage and its surrounding area.