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Medically compromised dentistry

It may be necessary for patients to be referred to our service due to a particular medical condition which may impact on their oral health or their ability to receive treatment.

Specialised dentistry for those who need it

 Our highly experienced team will work with patients, carers and other healthcare professionals to ensure their dental needs are met.

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 have a complex medical history which impacts either directly on oral health or ability to receive care?
  • Is your/their medical condition unstable or poorly controlled and requires you to be treated with medical specialist advice?
  • Is the condition a progressive, degenerative medical or disabling condition such as motor neurone disease or dementia?
  • Do you/they find it difficult to communicate with those around them? Would they be able to understand and consent to their dental treatment?
  • Do you/they require PEG feeding?

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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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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