All about CDS CIC

We are a referral only dental service providing community dental care and oral health improvement across much of the East of England and the Midlands. We are award winning and consistently receive 99% satisfaction ratings from our patients.  2021 marked 10 years since we transitioned from the NHS to become independent third sector organisation.

As a social enterprise, the surplus we make is reinvested straight back into patient care, oral health improvement or into community projects.

We are a Community Interest Company (CIC). CDS is a CIC limited by shares and although CICs limited by shares are subject to a dividend cap, we have made the decision at Board level never to issue a dividend. The assets of our business are protected for the benefit of the communities we serve.

We are wholly owned by our employees and have employee representatives elected to our Board and to our Representative Employee Group. Employees are co-owners of CDS and can influence how it is run, especially around the care we provide for patients.

We are proud to be members of Social Enterprise UK, the Employee Ownership Association and Co-operatives UK; we have won multiple awards for our work and celebrated our 10th birthday in 2021.


CDS at a Glance

512 Employees

58 Clinics

2011 Founded