Find Me A Dentist


Because teeth hurt! Scans the NHS database for dentists near your postcode for the nearest that is currently accepting new patients.

Techie notes: because the NHS service seems to use national grid references rather than latitude/longitude, we geolocate the postcode using the Yahoo geocoding API and turn the returned lat/long into grid references using a hacked together perl script.

Authors: Tom Lea ( and Luke Redpath (

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