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Domiciliary care – ‘home’ visits

We have been providing dental care in people’s homes and residential care homes for many years. Our experienced team understands the difficulties that can prevent people attending dental appointments.

‘Home’ or domiciliary visits are only offered to those people who are house-bound / bed-bound and are unable to leave their residence for any reason i.e. GP appointments, hairdresser / barber, podiatry or social occasions etc.

How we charge for this service

NHS charges apply unless you are exempt owing to benefit or exemption certificates. Please see NHS charges

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...

  • Are you or someone you care for confined to bed 24 hours per day?
  • Are you/they a hospital in patient?
  • Do you/they have a medical, physical or mental health condition which requires assessment to take place in a non-clinical setting?

Referrals will be accepted from individuals, family members, carers or Healthcare Professionals for people who meet our strict acceptance criteria.Please use the link to submit a Domiciliary Visit Request Form or ask about being referred to us for your dental treatment.

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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'.

 

 

Our services cover the following areas...

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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.

 

 

 

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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