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Our Services

Gloucestershire Community Dental Service provides a number of specialist services for patients who are unable to receive dental treatment at a regular family dental practice.

Welcome to Gloucestershire Community Dental Services

The specialist dental team aim to achieve optimal oral health so that patients with special care needs experience a healthy, functional and pain-free mouth. We provide practical support and guidance to patients, families, carers and other professionals, continually seeking to improve the patient experience.

Community Dental Services are ONLY available to current patients and those who are referred by their dentist, or healthcare worker

 

To access our specialist services please be sure to contact your current dentist, or healthcare professional.

 

 

 

Which service is right for you?

 

Use this simple tool to guide you to more information:

 

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What people say about us

The following word-cloud was taken from feedback from our patients and their carers. The larger the word the more times it has been used in comments.

 

Information for professionals

If you are a general dental practitioner or healthcare professional, you can find out more about our criteria for referring patients in the section below.

 

Information for professionals

 

 

 

 

The role of the Community Dental Service has developed over the last few years and we are commissioned to provide special care dentistry for adults and children in Gloucestershire. We have a central system for all referrals, which are triaged by a senior clinician prior to being accepted onto the waiting list. Patients are then offered an appointment at a clinic that has appropriate facilities for their particular needs.

The Service is led by a specialist in special care dentistry, but patients will be booked with a dentist appropriate to their needs as identified within the referral. Patients should be informed they are being referred to the special care dental service.

 

 

 

 

Referral information

 

 

 

Referral criteria for patients varies per service.

You can request access for your patients using our online referral forms.

Information for both can be seen on our referral page.

 

 

 

 

When to use this service

Most patients are referred to our service for special care dentistry. Speak to your regular dentist, doctor or healthcare professional about any problems you are experiencing regarding your dental treatment or oral health. They will be able to advise you and if appropriate, refer you to our service for treatment. Alternatively check if you would benefit from one of our services by using the tool opposite.

 

Which service is right for you?

 

 

 

Use this simple tool to find further information about a service which may benefit you and how to seek a referral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to find us

Gloucestershire Community Dental Service have seven specialist sites across the county. For details and clinic opening times use the searchable map opposite or click 'Find our clinics'.

 

 

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