Community Dental Services is an employee owned social enterprise and Community Interest Company formed in 2011 delivering clinical dental and Oral Health Promotion services throughout Bedfordshire, Luton, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Essex, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Norfolk and Waveney.
We combine a public service ethos with the innovation and dynamism of a business and emerged with a vision and a belief that being a competitive, well-run and profitable business is the best way of achieving social aims. As a social enterprise we are a business that trades for a social purpose.
Our social mission is to Improve Oral Health in Ever More Communities.
Our services are predominantly commissioned by either NHS England and Local Authorities to deliver NHS dental care and oral health promotion advice to a wide range of people across a diverse range of communities. We also offer some privately paid for dental treatments and have a growing ‘Dentist at Home’ mobile service where we offer paid for dental care and home visits to people who find it difficult to travel or to visit a High Street dentist.
Employing 487 people in 65 clinics across Bedfordshire, Essex, Lincolnshire, Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Norfolk and Waveney. The core business is to provide NHS dental services to vulnerable groups who require special treatment or who find difficulty in accessing High Street dentists. Oral Health Promotion services are provided throughout Bedfordshire, Essex, Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Oxfordshire. Dental services within Her Majesty’s Prisons are provided at HMP North Sea Camp, HMP Bure, HMP Wayland, HMP Norwich, HMP Highpoint, HMP Warren Hill, HMP Hollesley Bay, and HMP The Mount.