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.
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
Banbridge Dental Clinic (Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)
Banbridge Health & Care Centre
10 Old Hospital Road, Banbridge
Brownlow Dental Clinic (Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)
Brownlow Health & Social Services Centre
1 Legahory Centre, Brownlow
Dungannon Dental Clinic (Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)
Dungannon Health Clinic,
Thomas Street, Dungannon
Kilkeel Dental Clinic (part-time hours)
Kilkeel Primary Care Centre
Greencastle Street, Kilkeel
Mullinure Dental Clinic (Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)
Mullinure Day Unit
Loughgall Road, Armagh
Newry Dental Clinic (Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)
Newry Health and Social Services Centre
John Mitchel Place, Newry
Portadown Dental Clinic (Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)
Portadown Health and Care Centre
Tavanagh Avenue, Portadown