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 £140 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.
Children's Dental Services
We welcome children at all our clinics in Bedfordshire for routine dental care and our dental teams have many years’ experience in providing care for nervous children and teenagers.
What services do you offer?
We provide dental care with:
Behaviour management techniques
General anaesthesia – this is available at operating theatres in the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Bedford Hospital and West Suffolk Hospital with a full anaesthetic team
Do you accept referrals?
We accept referrals from Dentists and other healthcare professionals for children most in need within Bedfordshire, Suffolk and Thetford.
Do you visit special schools?
We provide oral health screenings to children in special schools across Bedfordshire and Luton; routine examinations and treatments are also carried out on a regular basis.
We can also offer courses of treatment from our Mobile Dental Service, including preventive programmes like applying fluoride varnish.
Please contact us by using the details below:
Head Office – Bedfordshire
Community Dental Services
Tel: 01234 310223
Community Dental Services
7 Hillside Road
Bury St. Edmunds
Telephone: 0333 2079952
Witham Health Centre
4 Mayland Road
Telephone: 01376 531013
North Hykeham Health Centre
Telephone: 0333 2076630
Westcotes Dental Clinic
Westcotes Health Centre
Fosse Road South
Telephone: 0333 2079953