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Specialist Dental Services - NHFT

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NHFT's countywide Specialist Dental Service is made up of experts in special care dentistry.

It provides support and treatment for patients who are unable to access the general dentist due to special needs, learning disabilities, significant health problems, or other issues. It does not provide specialist or advanced restorative care (for example, a crown treatment).

Exemptions from NHS dental treatment costs apply for children and young people under the age of 19. People who receive certain benefits may also be exempt.

The Specialist Dental Service offers:

  • Specialist services – County clinics focus on treating people who need behaviour management while they have dental treatment. The team offer their service alongside general dental and hospital settings. They offer treatments like fillings, tooth extractions, and gum treatments. 
  • Mobile services – The team visit special needs pupils in schools. 
  • Oral health promotion – The team works with other organisations and aims to give communities joined up care for better oral health.


Specialist Dental Services - Daventry Danetre Hospital, Dental Department, London Road, Daventry NN11 4DY

Specialist Dental Services - Wellingborough Isebrook Hospital, Castle Unit, Irthlingborough Road, Wellingborough NN8 1LP

Specialist Dental Services - Northampton St James Clinic, 116 St James Road, Northampton NN5 5LQ

Specialist Dental Services - Corby Dental Department, First Floor, Cottingham Road, Corby NN17 2UR

Who is this service for? The Specialist Dental Service provides a broad treatment service for children and adults who would not (or could not) access care with a general practice dentist across Northamptonshire.

How to access this service: The team accepts referrals from dentists and GPs. Patients can self-refer, but only when they have found it hard to access regular services or have learning disabilities. Email your name, address, and phone number to [email protected].

  • Corby Area
  • Daventry Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Wellingborough Area
  • North Northamptonshire
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Additional languages
Translation and/or Interpreting Available on Request
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 99 years
Referral route
  • GP or Healthcare Referral
  • Professional Referral
  • Self Referral
For people with
  • Social, Emotional, or Mental Health (SEMH) Needs
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
Eligibility criteria
  • Health Condition
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Provider category
Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support

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c/o Dental Headquarters, 1st Floor, Willowbrook Health Centre, Cottingham Road
NN17 2UR
United Kingdom


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Last updated 22 March 2024