Community Special Care Dentistry service


Age Range:

All ages

The Service:

We provide a full range of dental treatment and oral healthcare for patients whom treatment by a general dental practice is unsuitable.

Who is the service for?

We see people who have one or more of the following:

  • Physical disability
  • Complex medical condition
  • Sensory disability
  • Learning disability
  • Autism/autistic spectrum disorder
  • Children under 16 who are uncooperative
  • Severe mental health condition

We see patients who have a phobia or severe anxiety about dental treatment only if they have other conditions that make them eleigible for treatment by our service

Criteria for access to service

As above and for clients who live in Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Bexley, Greenwich, Croydon, Richmond, Kingston, Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth

Accessibility of this service

The service is provided at 26 community based health centres and sites in South East and South West London, including our mobile dental unit.

How this is provided:

We are a team of dental specialists who provide:

  • A full range of dental treatment and oral healthcare for whom treatment by a general dental practice is unsuitable

How can I access this service?

We take referrals from dentist’s, GP’s, other dental hospitals, social services, voluntary sector agencies and other healthcare professionals including carers
Email to: kch-tr.cdsreferrals@nhs.net
Post to: Community Special dental referrals, Ground floor, 161 Denmark Hill, SE5 8EF

How is this service funded?

Health funded

Do you need to pay for this service?

Charges may be applied as per NHS regulations

Useful to know

We do not provide emergency care

Contact us

Main reception: 020 3299 3480
Cancel/change an outpatient appointment:020 3299 3480
Questions about your treatment: 020 3299 3480

Training provided:

Drop in service