Dental Treatment

This section aims to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and members of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with some more detailed information about our services. The information below is updated regularly, but, if you need to find out more detailed information about a specific service or have a very specific question about the service or referral pathway, then please contact the service manager or the key clinician detailed opposite.

Referral Process

How does a GP refer in to the service?

For referral to our Children’s and Special Care Dentistry Service (including General Anaesthetic, Conscious Sedation and Domiciliary visits) please send by post or fax a referral letter to Mr. P H Zubkowski, Specialist in Special Care Dentistry , Clinical Director, to your local Special Care Clinic.

Shrewsbury Dental Clinic: (Monday – Friday, 9.00-12.30 and 13.15 – 17.00)
71 Castle Foregate
Shrewsbury
SY1 2EJ
Tel: 01743 341898
Email: Shropcom.dentalreferral@nhs.net

Oswestry Dental Clinic: (Monday – Friday, 9.00-12.30 and 13.15 – 17.00)
Health Centre
Thomas Savin Road
Oswestry
SY11 1GA
Tel: 01691 663684
Email: Shropcom.dentalreferral@nhs.net

Dawley Dental Clinic: (Monday – Friday, 9.00-12.30 and 13.15 – 17.00)
Doseley Road North
Dawley
Telford
TF4 3AL
Tel: 01952 502866
Email: Shropcom.dentalreferral@nhs.net

Bridgnorth Dental Clinic (limited opening hours)
Bridgnorth Hospital
Northgate
Bridgnorth
WV16 4EU
Tel: 01746 711042 (or alternative contact number – 01743 341898)

You can also view the page that provides information for patients or carers by clicking the link below.

Dental Treatment

Types of patients regularly seen

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust's dental service sees adults and children with additional needs (including but not limited to physical, intellectual, medical, emotional, sensory, mental or social impairments or a combination of these factors) and who are unable to accept routine dental care. These patients are referred to the service by dentists, GPs, other healthcare professionals, social care representatives and residential care home workers.

The service also sees patients requiring treatment under general anaesthetic, IV or inhalation sedation (laughing gas).

The service sees patients who are housebound, or in a nursing home or in long term hospital care, for example because of physical, medical, mental and learning disabilities. This service is also provided on referral to the service by dentists, GPs, other healthcare professionals, social care representatives, residential care home workers or self referral, in the case of patients requiring domiciliary visits.

The service sees patients who require urgent treatment for:

  • Severe facial swelling and dental trauma
  • Dental and soft tissue infection
  • Severe dental or facial pain not controlled by over-the-counter preparations.

Patients not seen by this service

The service does not see patients who require specialist oral surgery, specialist restorative dentistry or orthodontic treatment.

The service also does not see patients who wish to have private treatments or cosmetic dentistry, example tooth whitening.