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 98% satisfaction ratings from our patients.

As a social enterprise, the surplus we make is reinvested straight back into patient care, oral health improvement or into community projects. Our social mission is to improve oral health in evermore communities.

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 and as a limited company we must also comply with the requirements of company law in general, and accordingly must file annual accounts and returns at Companies House in addition to our responsibilities to the CIC Regulator.

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 and the Employee Ownership Association; we have won multiple awards for our work and celebrated our 10th birthday in 2021.

Our values are very important and underpin what we believe in as an organisation and how we act towards our patients, our communities and each other. We care about doing what’s right for our patients, by our employees and the communities we serve.

CDS at a Glance

487 Employees

65 Clinics

2011 Founded