We offer a service where the dentist will come to you 'Dentist to Door'.
We have been taking dental care to people’s homes and residential care homes for many years. We have an experienced team of people who understand the difficulties that can prevent people attending dental appointments.
Would you like the dentist to come to you?
We offer a service where the dentist comes to anyone who feels, for whatever reason, they would like to receive dental care in the comfort of their own home.
Our friendly team of dentists and dental nurses can attend to your oral health needs using specialist portable equipment.
There are 2 options to receiving Dentist to Door visits:
NHS Domiciliary Home Visits in Bedfordshire and Luton
We do offer home visits in Bedfordshire and Luton under NHS regulation although there is a strict national criteria which you have to meet to qualify for this.
It is offered to only those people who are house-bound / bed-bound and are unable to leave their residence for any reason i.e. doctor appointments, hairdresser/barber, podiatry or social occasions etc.
NHS charges apply unless you are exempt owing to benefit or exemption certificates.
Please see NHS charges leaflet for details.
Referral will be accepted from individuals, family members, carers or health care professionals.
Once accepted on a referral basis into Community Dental Services, you would be added to the current waiting list. Emergency care will be given preference, but you will be contacted within a 4 to 6 week period with a visit date which will be within 18 weeks of the initial referral. A new referral will be needed for each course of treatment required.
For more information about NHS Domiciliary visits in Bedfordshire and Luton, please telephone your nearest clinic:
Bedford: (01234) 310427
Sandy: (01767) 224116
Houghton Regis: (01582) 512612
Private Home Visits - Dentist to Door
For those of you that do not qualify for an NHS visit we are happy to provide private care for you.
What is the cost?
The cost of each visit is £100 which includes:
- Travel to your residence
- Full oral health examination
- Oral cancer screening
- Bone loss & tooth mobility assessment
- A fully quoted treatment plan discussed and agreed with you to meet your needs.
How can I arrange this?
We would welcome you contacting us to discuss your requirements.
Our Dentist to Door service will come out to homes within Bedfordshire and within approximately 10 miles of the Bedfordshire border.
We offer a service where the dentist will come to you.
Our Time to Smile service will come out to individual homes within Bedfordshire and the surrounding Counties. The detailed map below will give you more details of where we can deliver this service.
The Patient Leaflet provides more detail about the service.
Mobile Additional Needs Visits
We offer a service where the dentist will come to you if you are in day care or residential care and have additional needs - Mobile Additional Needs' service.
People with additional needs will very often have many barriers in accessing dental care.
This is problematic for the individual themselves but also for family members or other health care professionals that will be involved in their care.
How can we help you?
We have a team of Specialists in Special Care Dentistry consisting of dentists and dental nurses who are able to travel to your location using our mobile dental units and help remove some of the barriers you will be experiencing. The Additional Needs Mobile Needs Service would provide your clients with continued care, acclimatising many to have conventional treatment in the future, once trust and bonds have been established with this service and having a positive outcome for many.
On-going preventative programmes are essential to this client group and so there are various methods of us delivering care that you can choose from.
How can we help your teams?
Employees are always involved in daily care routines and they will support people on an individual basis. With this in mind it is important to put employee training in place to help with effective oral care tailored to the individual. We are able to offer an additional training programme to support your teams which would include daily oral care, diet and generalised advise tailored to the individual.
Care Quality Commission requirements will be met with our training programme and oral care visits.
Can we come to you?
Currently we are operating this service in Bedfordshire but welcome new venues to contact us if you feel this service would be of benefit to you. The detailed map located on the right of the page will give you more details of where we can deliver this service.
Homeless and Rehabilitation Mobile Visits
We offer a service where the dentist will come to you for homeless and rehabilitation centres 'Rebuilding Lives' Service.
We have been delivering dental services to homeless and disadvantaged communities since 2003.
There is plenty of documented evidence about how people in this group may neglect their teeth because of their lifestyle but what you hear less about is how treatment can dramatically help anyone in this community as it builds their confidence.
There are a lot of associated health problems that are exacerbated by poor dental health i.e. heart conditions, diabetes and pneumonia but even more associated social problems i.e. poor appearance causing lack of confidence, not smiling so unable to greet someone in a positive way effecting job acceptance and how someone feels about themselves affecting low self-esteem.
These are just a few examples but what we have seen for ourselves in the years we have worked with this community, is that anyone who has their smile restored, and that might be just by simply cleaning their teeth, gives them a positive step towards doing something for themselves and helping to change their life style if that’s the path they are choosing. Simply by educating someone of the benefits of why and how we need to look after our mouths, gives that person a choice to make on-going decisions on how they are caring for themselves too.
How we can help you ?
As a Social Enterprise will are able to look at funding opportunities with any organisation where our services are needed. There would be a flexible approach to delivering care and we would be able to give a better understanding of how this could be done once we know your care needs.
Where can we travel to?
The detailed map located on the right of the page will give you more details of where we can deliver this service.
If you would like to discuss this further and look into possible opportunities please contact us.
Corporate Mobile Visits
Are you a company looking to help your employees receive regular dental check-ups and treatment?
Using our fully equipped dental mobile units we are able to travel to many locations to provide a full oral care service to your company and it’s employees. We recognise that taking time out of work to attend appointments is not always convenient for both the individual or the company, so we are able to come to you. This creates convenience and a “no hassle” approach for all involved.
We would welcome your enquiry and the opportunity to discuss your needs further.
Where do we travel to?
The detailed map located on the right of the page will give you more details of where we can deliver this service. If you think you are in our area, please contact us and we will then be able to advise you if we are able to travel to your location.
Community Dental Services
Bedford Heights, Manton Lane Bedford, MK417PH
Tel: 01234 310223