Bedfordshire Clinics

We’re aware of the lifting of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions from 19 July 2021. But we still need to act cautiously to stop the spread of the virus. The delta variant is more transmissible, and people visiting this
practice may be contagious without knowing it. Many people are still not yet fully vaccinated, so cutting virus transmission is still important. Health premises are a higher risk environment and we need to maintain some control measures to keep everyone safe. So we are asking everyone visiting our practice to wear a face mask, unless you’re exempt, maintain social distancing and use hand gel or wash your hands.

We are currently providing care for all of our Bedfordshire patients at a number of locations, which at present are;

Dental Care Centre, Bedford – Tel: 01234 310210
London Rd Dental Clinic, Bedford – Tel: 01234 310427
Liverpool Road Dental Clinic, Luton – Tel: 01582 708121
Leighton Buzzard Dental Clinic – Tel: 01525 751104
Houghton Regis Dental Clinic – 01582 512612
Queens Park Dental Clinic, Bedford – Tel: 01234 310859
Marsh Farm Dental Clinic, Luton – Tel: 01582 707435

In order to comply with stringent infection control practices, appointments are allocated to each clinic based on the type of care to be provided, rather than by patient location.

If you would like to enquire about a dental problem, your dental care, referral or appointment, please contact your local clinic. If your local clinic is not on the above list, please still call your local clinic number and you will be put through to a member of our team.

Attendance at a clinic is by appointment only to enable us to ensure adequate social distancing.

We have had to cancel routine care during the Lockdown period, and are currently re-establishing services, prioritising the most urgent care first. We will contact patients as and when we are able to see them, but please call us on the telephone number above if you have an urgent dental problem.

When you attend for an appointment at the clinic, please ensure you notify your clinic of your arrival. You will then be given instructions on how you will enter the building.

You will be asked to wear a mask and to apply sanitizer to your hands before you come into the clinic. All patients will have had a telephone or video consultation with a clinician before their appointment and the exact nature of the treatment to be provided will be agreed during that call. It is important that you let us know during this call if you or any or anybody in your household has had symptoms of COVID 19 (persistent cough, high temperature, persistent loss of taste or smell). You will also be asked about any recent travel arrangements and confirm any existing isolation requirements.

The presence of symptoms or isolation requirements will not prevent you from accessing urgent care, but we will need to put suitable arrangements in place to minimise the risk of transmission.

To minimise personal contact, we ask that patients do not bring any non-essential items into the clinic, and that they are unaccompanied unless they require the presence of one carer or parent to attend. If you pay for your treatment, where possible, we will ask you to do this over the telephone.

 

How to Refer

CDS in Bedfordshire and Luton accept Referrals for patients with additional needs, plus size patients, anxious patients requiring care under sedation or General Anaesthesia (with an additional need) , Periodontic, Endodontic and Restorative services.

We only accept referrals from referring dentists via RMS.

If you do not have access to RMS please contact them on 0845 8620 841 to sign up or visit www.dental-referrals.org for further information.

If you are not a General Dental Practitioner, please download the relevant form and send to us.

Periodontic and Endodontic – Dental Care Centre
Restorative – Liverpool Road
Minor Oral Surgery – Houghton Regis
Bariatric – Dental Care Centre
Other services are offered from a variety of clinics across Bedfordshire
If you are a non-dental healthcare professional or are referring from any other organisation, please contact the Referrals Office for further clarification.

Referral Administrator
Community Dental Services
Dental Care Centre
Kimbolton Road
Bedford
MK402NT

Tel: 03332074002

Email: cds.referrals@nhs.net