​​​​​​​Special care dental service​

Dental care is provided in community settings for adults and children with complex needs who have difficulty getting treatment in their high street dental practice for reasons other than cost. 
The types of patients who may use this service include those with mental health problems, severe learning difficulties or the elderly.

How can I access the service? 

Most patients will be referred to the service from a variety of sources:
  • Other dentists 
  • Doctors 
  • Other health professionals - health visitors, nurses 
  • Carers of patients 
  • Voluntary organisations