Dental Access Centres

  • Type of SEND provision:


Dental Access Centres treat patients who cannot reasonably access dental care through general dental services. They have teams of dentists, therapists, hygienists, dental nurses and non-clinical administrative staff that provide dental care.

There are ten different sites across the county that accept and treat patients for range of reasons that include:

  • Patients with various qualifying physical conditions
  • Patients with various qualifying medical conditions
  • Patients with various qualifying conditions affecting their mental health
  • Patients with learning difficulties
  • Some young patients with a high decay rate
  • Some patients who are extremely anxious about the dentist
  • Patients with certain additional behavioural needs

General info

Further information

  • Are you eligible
  • Contact provider for details

  • How to access
  • You will usually be referred to the service by your dentist. If you are not registered with a dentist and you feel you have a physical, medical or mental condition that is creating a barrier to your accessing adequate dental care, then please contact the dental helpline on 0300 123 7691.

    Once a referral has been received for routine treatment, you will be sent an appointment in the post along with a medical history form, a carers form, and a letter.

    You can find out more about the service and what to expect here

  • When is it available
  • Contact provider for details