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Mental health

We recognise that patients with mental health conditions may have difficulty in accessing dental care.

Specialised dentistry for those with mental health issues

Our experienced dental team work with patients and those who support them to ensure they maintain their oral health and receive dental care in a caring and understanding environment. It may be necessary to use behavioural techniques or inhalation sedation to facilitate dental treatment.

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 psychiatric condition requiring support from a mental health team?
  • Do you/they experience extreme moods or cooperation problems?
  • 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 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.

Which Service is Right for you?

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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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