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Special care dental service

The special care dental service provides treatment to adults and children who require special care dentistry relating to:

  • Learning disability
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Severe physical disability
  • Severe and enduring mental illness, e.g. schizophrenia
  • Complex medical history/disabilities
  • Patients requiring domiciliary care who fulfil any of the above criteria
  • Children on Child Protection Plans
  • Travellers’ children and children from homeless families
  • Looked after children
  • Children who require extractions under general anaesthesia due to very young age or children that require multiple extractions
  • Adults and children with a disability who require treatment under general anaesthesia.

NHS dental charges will apply to all patients unless they meet the NHS dental exemption criteria and can supply evidence of this exemption. 

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