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Who is the Community Dental Service for?

The following groups of patients who are registered with a Harrow GP and whose needs cannot be met by general dental services:

  • Adults and children with a learning disability
  • Adults and children with a severe physical disability
  • Adults and children with complex medical histories, and who have conditions that require special care before/during/after dental treatment
  • Children under the age of 16 with extensive dental needs due to high decay rate, dental trauma or dental abnormalities
  • Children under 16 with dental anxiety
  • Children under care of social services – if care by general dental service is not appropriate
  • Domiciliary care for the housebound in their own homes

What does the service provide?

This service is delivered by dentists, nurses and an oral health promoter, such as a specialist in paediatric dentistry, a senior dental officer and dental officers. These professionals have relevant skills and experience for delivering service for paediatric and special care patients.

How do I access the service?

Referrals can be made by a general dental practitioner or other health professionals, such as GP or social care professional.
A local NHS general dental practitioner can be found by contacting the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) using a freephone telephone number: 0800 0641120.

The service is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
This is not an emergency service, so for out-of-hours emergency dental care, call 020 3402 1312.
The service is provided by London North West Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWHT).

For further information about the service visit LNWH Dental Service

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