The Community Dental Service is a specialised service providing dental treatment for children, adults and older people who, because of a mental or behavioural impairment or disability, are unable to access general practice dental care.
Our staff have expertise in the care, management and understanding of people with special needs. The provision of this dedicated care is often complex and challenging.
To be referred to this service a young person must have special needs and be registered with a Coventry GP.
This service offers treatment for people with:
- learning difficulties;
- mental health problems;
- physical disability;
- severe or complex medical problems;
- social/emotional/behavioural problems;
- phobias that are currently undergoing treatment;
- older people who are housebound or in residential care.
- Routine dental care for special needs patients;
- Mobile dental unit to serve special need schools and adult centres for people with learning disabilities;
- Domiciliary visits for housebound patients who meet service criteria;
- Oral health promotion services;
- General anaesthetic referral for patients requiring extractions and who meet service criteria.
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