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Dementia friendly service

Gloucestershire Community Dental Services are a dementia friendly service.

 

Specialised dentistry for dementia awareness

All staff are required to undertake dementia awareness training at induction and members of the dental team are encouraged to complete additional training to enable the provision of high quality person-centred care for our patients. Many of our staff are also dementia friends…

Meet our specially trained team

Within Gloucestershire, there is specific multi-agency dementia training available that enables healthcare staff to become dementia leads and dementia link workers.

Dementia leads help improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers who access their service in collaboration with others.

Dementia link workers

  • Provide & sustain excellent person-centred care within Gloucestershire
  • Support & facilitate the development of expertise within Gloucestershire’s health & social care workforce
  • Provide skills development opportunities for health & social care staff

Gloucestershire Community Dental Service has one dementia lead and six trained dementia link workers who act as points of contact for all the dental team, service users and their carers.

The dementia link workers provide regular update training sessions at team meetings and can also advise service users and carers about oral health and accessing oral care services.

 

We provide Dementia friendly environments to enable our patients to access Oral Care with as much ease and as possible. For some service users who have more complex needs due to dementia, dental check-ups and simple treatments may be available as a home visit. Each individual is assessed independently for this service once a referral is received.

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.

 

 

 

When to use this service...

  • Do you or someone you care for find it difficult to communicate with those around them?
  • Does your/their disability impact on your ability to accept dental care?
  • Would they be able to understand and consent to their treatment or would others need to make a decision in their best interest?
  • Do you/they require assistance to carry out and maintain oral hygiene?

You may be eligible to be treated by our service. We accept referrals from General Dental Practitioners and Health Care Professionals. Ask about being referred to us for your dental treatment.

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The staff are always very helpful and put the patient at ease

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I liked going in the chair, I was nervous about coming but the dentist and nurse made me feel happy

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The care here is always perfect. The staff are kind and professional.

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Brilliant care for my autistic son, they get him to accept such good tooth care. Amazing team!

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Absolutely amazing A* all the way. Thank you for your awesome advice

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Fantastic nurses, they put me at ease and explained what was going to happen in the appointment. I left feeling happy

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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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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.

 

 

 

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