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Community Dental Services (CDS) Conoravirus Update

12th May 2021

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, we are currently providing care for all of our Bedford patients at a number of locations, which at present are:

Dental Care Centre Kimbolton Road, Bedford – Tel: 01234 310210

London Rd Dental Clinic, Bedford – Tel: 01234 310427

Queens Park Dental Clinic, Bedford – Tel: 01234 310859

In order to comply with stringent infection control practices, appointments are allocated to each clinic based on the type of care to be provided, rather than by patient location.

If you would like to enquire about a dental problem, your dental care, referral or appointment, please contact your local clinic.  If your local clinic is not on the above list, please still call your local clinic number and you will be put through to a member of our team.

Attendance at a clinic is by appointment only to enable us to ensure adequate social distancing.

We have had to cancel routine care during the Lockdown period, and are currently re-establishing services, prioritising the most urgent care first. We will contact patients as and when we are able to see them, but please call us on the telephone number above if you have an urgent dental problem.

When you attend for an appointment at the clinic, please ensure you notify your clinic of your arrival.  You will then be given instructions on how you will enter the building.

You will be asked to wear a mask and to apply sanitizer to your hands before you come into the clinic. All patients will have had a telephone or video consultation with a clinician before their appointment and the exact nature of the treatment to be provided will be agreed during that call. It is important that you let us know during this call if you or any or anybody in your household has had symptoms of COVID 19 (persistent cough, high temperature, persistent loss of taste or smell). You will also be asked about any recent travel arrangements and confirm any existing isolation requirements.

The presence of symptoms or isolation requirements will not prevent you from accessing urgent care, but we will need to put suitable arrangements in place to minimise the risk of transmission.

To minimise personal contact, we ask that patients do not bring any non-essential items into the clinic, and that they are unaccompanied unless they require the presence of one carer or parent to attend. If you pay for your treatment, where possible, we will ask you to do this over the telephone.


Dental Service for Childten and Adults with Additional Needs

We know that some patients can have difficulties in accessing dental care. We’re here to give high quality treatment and a caring, understanding approach to children and adults with additional needs.

Children

We welcome children at all our clinics in Bedfordshire for routine dental care. Our dental teams have many years’ experience in providing care for nervous children and teenagers.

Adults

We provide routine check-ups and dental treatment to adults with additional needs, disabilities and learning difficulties in Bedford.

What services do you offer?

As well as our clinic-based services, we run mobile clinics at day centres for adults with learning disabilities.

Do you have wheelchair access?

We have ground floor surgeries with easy access for wheelchairs. We also have a specialist wheelchair recliner at our clinics at the Dental Care Centre, Bedford.  The fully equipped mobile surgery has full wheelchair access and hoist.

What services do you offer?

We provide dental care with:

  • Behaviour management techniques
  • Inhalation sedation
  • Intravenous sedation
  • General anaesthesia – this is available at operating theatres in Bedford Hospital with a full anaesthetic team

Do you accept referrals?

We accept referrals from dentists (General Dental Practitioners) and other healthcare professionals for children most in need within Bedford.

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.

Oral health screenings, routine check-ups and courses of treatment are carried out at special schools in Bedfordshire and Luton from our Dental Mobile Service.

Learning Disabilities

We provide a caring, understanding environment for patients with learning disabilities.

We build long-term relationships with our patients and the teams at local care homes. We pride ourselves on our good communication with hospital services, social services, specialist learning disability services and special schools.

What services do you offer?

You can access a wide range of treatments from our clinics, including:

  • Behavioural and communication techniques
  • Dental care under sedation or general anaesthetic
  • Home visits

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
info@cds-cic.nhs.uk
Notes

Where to go

Name
Dental Care Centre,
Address
Bedford Health Village,
Kimbolton Road
Bedford
Postcode
MK40 2NT
Get directions

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 7:50am to 5:00pm

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

We accept referrals from dentists (General Dental Practitioners) and other healthcare professionals for children most in need within Bedfordshire, Suffolk and Thetford.

Other notes

Parking

Pay and display parking is available for patients visiting the Dental Care Centre. Blue Badge parking spaces are available for patients visiting the Dental Care Centre.

Public Transport

There’s a bus stop on Kimbolton Road opposite the entrance to Bedford Health Village.

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old