If you suffer with a severe fear of the dentist or specific dental fears (for a list, see here), consider using Dental Fear Central’s dental forum as your first port of call. Otherwise, check out the forums and free advice sites below.
Dentistry Reddit On the dentistry reddit, you can ask questions and get answers from dentists. Owing to the popularity of reddit, you shouldn’t have to hang around for too long to get answers to your questions!
Just Answer Dental Connect one-on-one with a dentist who will answer your question.
Dentistry Forums Discussion, advice and chat for dentists and patients.
Money Saving Expert – Health and Beauty forum (UK) Dentists often drop in here to answer questions.
Oral and Dental Problems at patient.info A discussion group for oral and dental problems.
Dentaltwins Dental Bulletin Board (U.S.) A safe place to ask your questions. Mark Bornfeld, a dentist from Brooklyn NY, provides very good and sensitive advice.
Pearl Dental Clinic Cosmetic and General Dentistry Forums A forum where the dentists who run it may reply.
boards.ie Dental Issues Forum A very active dental forum for Ireland.
checkdent Dental Forum Got something to ask a dentist? Want to share experiences with other patients? Need a second opinion? Checkdent’s Dental Forum is an open platform for patients and dentists to share experiences, questions, opinions and advice about dental health issues.
Oral Health Foundation Dental Helpline (UK)
Free e-mail and phone (local call rates apply) advice on subjects such as dental procedures and terms, oral hygiene, current UK legislation and regulations, NHS and private dental charges, complaints procedures, and referrals to other organisations.
Free Dental Advice
Ask The Dentist (England and Wales) Free legal dental advice site for patients from England and Wales only.