Dental - Special Care Dental Services (SCDS)


We are a Dental referral service for patients with special needs and those who have difficulty accessing General Dental Services, we also provide dental treatment on a domiciliary basis for housebound people and training in Oral Health Care.

Our service is for patients with specific health and social care issues including:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Medical problems
  • Mental health diagnosis
  • HIV individuals referred by health agencies or related units
  • Dental phobias
  • Travellers
  • Homeless
  • Refugees
  • Alcohol and drug misuse
  • Undergoing rehabilitation

Specifically for children:


  • Challenging behaviour / severe management difficulties
  • Social problems
  • Child Protection Register and looked after children


Service Details

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Service Type:
Help for people with health problems
Client Groups:
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with mental health needs
  • People with a physical disability
  • People with a sensory disability
  • Travellers and gypsies
  • People with Autism or Aspergers syndrome
  • People with Dementia / Alzheimers
Addictions / substance misuse:
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
Health Conditions:
  • HIV / AIDs

This page was last updated on 24 April 2018

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