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Community Dental Services

Welcome to our Service

Our service provides dental care for those who require extra help due to their additional needs.

We have experienced teams to help children and adults who have physical, emotional or medical needs and who cannot manage treatment with a family dentist.  We have the expertise to meet their needs and provide quality dental care.

We also provide some treatments in the community for those unable to leave their home.

Furthermore our teams provide treatment in the hospital setting under general anaesthetic for children and adults who require this.


Oral Health Assessments

We carry out oral health assessments in facilities for people with sensory, physical and learning disabilities.  We also provide assessments for older dependent people and people with mental ill health in care homes.


Oral Health Promotion/Preventive Care

We facilitate oral health training sessions with health professionals, parents/guardians and carers and provide evidence based programmes promoting good oral health from birth through to old age.  We can provide oral health advice training for staff and carers for various groups and settings.


Surveys and Research

The Community Dental Service is also involved in surveys and research which inform local policy makers on where services need to be provided.


Accessing the Dental Service

We are a referral service only.  Everyone should register with a general dental practitioner who can make a referral to the community dental service if appropriate.

Sometimes other health and social care professional may want to make a referral and would ask they contact the service for further advice.


Out of Hours Service

If you are a patient of the Community Dental Service and are in pain please contact the clinic you attend as soon as you can for further advice and to make an appointment if appropriate.  If there is no reply please leave a message on our answer service and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Out of hours if you have swelling affecting your airway, uncontrolled bleeding or have a tooth knocked out you should attend your local Emergency Department.

For patients who attend their family dentist and have a dental emergency they are advised to contact their own dental practice where they can receive advice or information on how to contact the Emergency Dental Clinic.

Community Dental Referral / Medical History form



Everyone in our service is committed to helping all those we see achieve a healthy mouth.

Community Dental Service Team


Information how to manage a Dental Trauma

Trauma to baby teeth

What to do if a tooth is knocked out

  • Do NOT replace tooth in socket
  • Bite gently on sterile pack







Trauma to adult teeth
  • Hold the tooth by the crown
  • Replace gently into the socket
  • Bite gently on a clean cloth







If unable to replant permanent tooth, Do NOT rinse tooth, place in milk. Contact any dentist for advice immediately.


Armagh Dental Clinic (Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)

Armagh Community Clinic
Victoria House, Armagh
BT61 9DR


Call us028 3756 4601

Banbridge Dental Clinic (Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)

Banbridge Health & Care Centre
10 Old Hospital Road, Banbridge
BT32 3GN

Call us028 4066 9848

Brownlow Dental Clinic (Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)

Brownlow Health & Social Services Centre
1 Legahory Centre, Brownlow
BT65 5BE

Call us028 3756 2181

Dungannon Dental Clinic (Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)

Dungannon Health Clinic,
Thomas Street, Dungannon
BT70 1HS

Call us028 3756 5719

Kilkeel Dental Clinic (part-time hours)

Kilkeel Primary Care Centre
Greencastle Street, Kilkeel
BT34 4BH

Call us028 3756 7818

Mullinure Dental Clinic (Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)

Mullinure Day Unit
Loughgall Road, Armagh
BT61 7NQ

Call us028 3756 4918

Newry Dental Clinic (Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)

Newry Health and Social Services Centre
John Mitchel Place, Newry
BT34 2BU

Call us028 3756 2047

Portadown Dental Clinic (Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)

Portadown Health and Care Centre
Tavanagh Avenue, Portadown
BT62 3BU

Call us028 3756 0559

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