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Dental Service (Community)

The Manchester Community Dental Service is aimed at people who are unable to access care in the General Dental Services due to their additional needs. In particular, the Service caters for patients with challenging medical conditions, learning difficulties, mental and physical disability, special dental conditions and social and behavioural limitations. In addition, it provides sedation services for anxious children, domiciliary care and dental care for bariatric patients.


Access to the service is on a referral basis.

Referrals meeting our service criteria are accepted from Dentists, GPs, health care, and social care professionals.


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Service Headquarters 8.30 am - 4.40 pm

Contact Details:

The Service can be contacted centrally at Community Dental Services Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Dental Head Office Chorlton Health Centre 1 Nicolas Road Manchester M21 9NJ Tel: 0161 860 2920 Fax: 0161 860 2901

Additional Support:

A city-wide specialist referral service for children and adults with additional needs, as well as priority groups and the most vulnerable people in the community. Clinical teaching for students from Manchester University School of Dentistry is undertaken, which helps to improve access to dental care for patients. School screening is carried out at schools which cater for children with special needs.


Sandra Ingham, Operational Manager

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