Health support - children with disabilities and learning needs
Community and special dental care
Find a local dentist
Good dental care and regular check-ups are essential elements of supporting all children to keep healthy and well search for dentists near you and see what facilities they provide, such as wheelchair access, a hearing loop, braille translation service, disabled WC, and more.
Special dental care
Bromley Healthcare provides special dental care. This service is for children, adults and elderly people with special care needs or problems that prevent them getting treatment from a high street dentist.
You need to be referred to this service by your own dentist, GP or healthcare professional. You can ask your dentist, GP or healthcare professional to refer you to the service.
If you want to self-refer for a visit to your home if you are bed bound, you can contact the special dental care team on: 01689 806859.
Specialist paediatric dentistry (0 – 15yrs)
The King's College Hospital provides a paediatric dentistry service. This service provides dental care, including surgery, for children with any complex medical, physical and/or behavioural disability, and other issues. This service treats children as part of the hospital's undergraduate trainee dental surgeon programme.
Autism and dentistry
For specialist advice from The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry please download their booklet Advice for parents of children with autism which contains information on tooth brushing at home, diet and dental health and choosing your child's dental team.