Community Dental Services welcome Association of Dental Groups

Community dental provider and ADG member, Community Dental Services CIC (CDS) recently welcomed representatives from the Association of Dental Groups (ADG) to the Dental Care Centre, Bedford. This was an opportunity to highlight special care and paediatric dentistry to dental group leaders from across the country. Community dental services treat patients with a range of complex needs based on referrals from dentists and other health professionals. Typically, patients have autism or ADHD, learning disabilities, complex mental health issues or severe dental anxiety, meaning treatment in general dental practice can be very difficult. Children with high levels of dental decay are also referred.  

Neil Carmichael, ADG Chair and Dr Sandra White, ADG Clinical Director, visited CDS’s Bedford clinic to hear more about how this patient group are treated.   

Helen Paisley, CDS CEO and ADG Director said: “It was a pleasure to host the ADG leadership team and to share the work we do. The ADG are at the forefront of campaigning for improvements to dental access in the UK and it was really good to have the opportunity to talk about our patients and how the current crisis in the sector impacts on them.”  

Neil Carmichael, Chair of the ADG: “The ADG staff team had a fabulous day at the Dental Care Centre, Bedford; meeting such a dedicated and capable dental team which was also well equipped to provide support for virtually every condition was a highlight. We also achieved a huge amount during the away day. Thank you!” 

Back: Glen Taylor (CDS Chief Operating Officer – Eastern Region), Helen Paisley (CDS CEO) 
Front: Dr Sandra White (ADG Clinical Director), Neil Carmichael (ADG Chair).  

About ADG 

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) works with and on behalf of its members towards improving the working environment for groups of dental providers of oral health care. They work towards sector improvements for dental groups, including sharing consistent best practice, supporting innovation, and encouraging the investment and skills development of all dental professionals. They aim to do this by shaping policy, raising awareness, and influencing key stakeholders.