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Dental Service


The Community Dental Service (CDS) provides NHS dental care for children and adults who have dental treatment needs which cannot be met in a general dental practice. The majority of our patients have physical, sensory, intellectual, mental, medical, emotional or social impairment, or more often a combination of these factors.

To meet the individual treatment needs of each patient the Community Dental Service provides personalised care plans and oral health education as well as general anaesthetic and sedation services. To make the service fully accessible facilities include:

  • Wheelchair accessible clinics
  • Hoists
  • Specialist dental chair for wheelchair users
  • Loop systems
  • Interpreting services
  • Activity and sensory packs
  • Social story boards with Makaton symbols


We are a referral-only service, which means that a healthcare professional (e.g. family dentist, GP or Health Visitor) or social care professional would need to refer you to us for assessment.

If your referral is accepted your first appointment will be sent to you from the Dental office.  Further appointments (if required) will then be booked directly with your clinic

Between April 2016 and March 2017 we received approximately 2,246 new patient referrals


NHS charges and exemptions

Standard NHS charges apply, if you currently pay for dental treatment you will still have to do so if you are referred to the Community Dental Service.  For advice on receiving help with the cost of your treatment you can either collect an HC11 ‘Help with health costs’ leaflet from one of our clinics or visit the NHS website.  If you are exempt from NHS Dental charges you will need to bring proof of exemption to your first appointment.


Clinic details


Although the Community Dental Service runs Monday – Friday from 8.30am – 12.15pm and 1.15pm – 5pm, the opening days/times for each clinic can vary.  Please check with your clinic for their opening times.

Armley Moor Health Centre

95 Town Street LS12 3HD

T: 0113 843 0292

Beeston Hill Community Health Centre

123 Cemetery Road, Beeston LS11 8LH

T: 0113 843 1022

Middleton Health Centre

Acre Close, Middleton LS10 4HT

T: 0113 207 7064

The Reginald Centre

263 Chapeltown Road, Leeds LS7 3EX

T: 0113 843 4333

Yeadon Health Centre

17 South View Road, Yeadon LS19 7PS

T: 0113 843 5613


To find a local NHS dentist contact NHS Direct on: 111 or use the NHS Website dentist locator tool.

10,132 The number of face to face contacts undertaken by the Community Dental Service between April 2017 and March 2018.


If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:

To access and complete the FFT click here >

To access and complete the FFT Easy read version click here >

If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >

The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.