Community Dental Services
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We provide the following dental services:
Dental care is provided from community sites across Camden, Islington, Haringey and Enfield. We aim to provide a high quality dental care service for patients with the goal of reducing health inequalities and improving the oral health of the local population.
Adult Special Care
This is dental care for people with disabling conditions who have proven difficulty using general (or “high street”) dental services Examples of special care patients are adults with severe physical disabilities, learning disabled people, severely phobic patients, those with mental health problems, and people with medical conditions requiring specialist care. Access to this specialist service is generally by referral only : see under Contact details for how to refer in your borough. We can also provide treatment under sedation and carry out treatment at home for housebound people.
We specialise in the dental treatment of children who have proven difficult to treat in a dental practice setting. We receive referrals for young children who may be very anxious or uncooperative, children with physical or /learning disabilities, or medical conditions that require special provision. We can also provide treatment under sedation or general anaesthesia. Access to this specialist service is generally by referral only : see under Contact details for how to refer in your borough.
Emergency Dental Service
We provide emergency dental treatment at our walk-in service at Kentish Town Health Centre between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday (Wednesday 8am to 6pm) : contact the Kentish Town Urgent Dental Service on 020 3317 2014.
Oral Surgery Service
We provide a community-based oral surgery service in Camden and Islington for patients who have been referred by their own dentist for the removal of impacted teeth, roots and wisdom teeth.
We provide dental services to HMP Pentonville Prison on two days a week.
Oral Health Promotion
Whittington Health Dental Services are actively working across Haringey , Enfield, Camden and Islington to promote good dental health and reduce inequalities. For example we run oral health promotion programmes in:
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Clinical Service Manager: Andrew Read, Clinical Director of Dental Services