Specialist dental care
We provide a caring, understanding environment for children and young people to receive their dental care.
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Specialised dentistry for children
We work with patients, their families and carers, along with other children’s services and special schools, to provide dental care for children who are unable to receive their dental treatment at a regular family dental practice.
Using behavioural and communication techniques, inhalation sedation or general anaesthetic to facilitate treatment, we work to build confidence to maintain oral health for the future.
We work closely with children’s services to provide dental treatment for vulnerable children. Liaising with parents, foster parents, guardians, carers, social workers, school nurses and other support services, we ensure children and their families receive the support needed to maintain their oral health.
Is the child:
- in need of or subject to a child protection plan?
- under care of temporary foster parents?
- Are you their foster parent?
If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, the child may be eligible for treatment by our service. We accept referrals from general dental practitioners and healthcare professionals. Ask about being referred to us for dental treatment.
Conditions affecting behaviour
We understand that the dental surgery can be a confusing and stressful environment for children with behavioural disorders. Our experienced dental team deliver dental care using behavioural techniques, inhalation sedation and general anaesthesia as necessary.
Has the child been diagnosed with:
- ADHD or autism?
- delayed emotional development?
If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, the child may be eligible to be treated by our service. We accept referrals from general dental practitioners and healthcare professionals. Ask about being referred to us for dental treatment.
Many children experience anxiety, or at a young age are pre-cooperative, which can prevent them from being able to accept dental treatment.
Our dental team have many years’ experience in providing care for nervous children and teenagers. We use behavioural management techniques, inhalation sedation and work to build confidence to accept treatment in the future.
When to use this service…
- If your child’s regular dentist feels extractions under general anaesthetic may be required
- If your child experiences extreme dental anxiety
- If your child is unable to cooperate with routine dental treatment with your regular dentist
- If you or someone you care for finds it difficult to communicate with those around them
- If your/their disability impacts on their ability to accept dental care
- Would they be able to understand and consent to their treatment, or would others need to make a decision in their best interest?
- Do you/they require assistance to carry out and maintain oral hygiene?
You may be eligible to be treated by our service. We accept referrals from general dental practitioners and healthcare professionals. Ask about being referred to us for your child’s dental treatment.