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Coronavirus - Changes to our services

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some of our non-urgent services have been temporarily suspended and others are operating with reduced hours. Find out about service changes here.

Dental Treatment

This part of the website is being designed specifically for GPs, Clinical Commissioning groups, care homes and other care professionals who need the service referral information or access to Trust policies and care leaflets.

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 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 to Friday, 9am to 12.30pm and 1.15pm to 5pm)
71 Castle Foregate
Shrewsbury
SY1 2EJ
Tel: 01743 341898
Email: Shropcom.dentalreferral@nhs.net

Oswestry Dental Clinic: (Monday to Friday, 9am to 12.30pm and 1.15pm to 5pm)
Health Centre
Thomas Savin Road
Oswestry
SY11 1GA
Tel: 01691 663684
Email: Shropcom.dentalreferral@nhs.net

Dawley Dental Clinic: (Monday to Friday, 9am to 12.30pm and 1.15pm to 5pm)
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)

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.

Service contacts information

  • Dental Management Office
    71 Castle Foregate
    Shrewsbury
    SY1 2EJ
    Tel: 01743 249976

Contact the Service Manager

  • Clinical Director Dental Services
    Mr Paul Zubkowski
    Specialist in Special Care Dentistry
    71 Castle Foregate
    Shrewsbury
    SY1 2EJ
    Tel: 01743 249976
    Email: paul.zubkowski@nhs.net

Contact key clinician(s)

  • Clinical Director Dental Services
    Mr Paul Zubkowski
    Specialist in Special Care Dentistry
    71 Castle Foregate
    Shrewsbury
    SY1 2EJ
    Tel: 01743 249976
    Email: paul.zubkowski@nhs.net
Next review due: 1 September 2020