Important Covid-19 information

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, 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 – Tel: 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.

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.

The clinic

Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard Health Centre
Dental Department
25 Bassett Road
Leighton Buzzard
LU7 1AR

Opening times

Monday8.50pm – 4.45pm
Tuesday8.50pm – 4.45pm
Wednesday8.50pm – 4.45pm
Thursday8.50pm – 4.45pm
Friday8.50pm – 4.45pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Parking

Parking

Pay and display parking is available for patients visiting the Leighton Buzzard Health Centre. Blue Badge parking is available in the employee car park.

Public transport

Our services

Routine

It is important for you and your family to visit your dentist on a regular basis. We are different from a regualr High Street dentist, in that we provide dental care to people who find it hard to visit a regular dentist, often the most vulnerable in society, as well as providing specialist advice and care for some of the more complex dental problems.

At Community Dental Services we do also offer some routine dental care but, depending upon the age of the patient, only in some of our clinics and then depending upon availability of appointments.

We treat children up until the age of 18 in all our clinics.

We treat adults over the age of 18 in the following clinics:
Dental Care Centre

London Road Dental Clinic
Queens Park Dental Clinic
Sandy Dental Clinic
Leighton Buzzard Dental Clinic
Our patients receiving routine care will be offered a full course of treatment as clinically appropriate. Courses of treatment are provided on the NHS and are subject to NHS charges unless you hold a valid exemption certificate. We offer the full range of care which is acceptable under NHS rules and regulations.

We also offer some private paid for dental care, which some patients may choose to opt for.

We know that some patients can have difficulties in accessing dental care. We’re here to give high quality treatment and a caring, understanding approach to children and adults with additional needs.

Additional Needs

We know that some patients can have difficulties in accessing dental care. We’re here to give high quality treatment and a caring, understanding approach to children and adults with additional needs.

What services do you offer?

We are experienced in treating patients with a wide range of additional needs, supporting them and their families and carers through dental treatment.

We have ground floor clinics that are accessible to wheelchair users.  Some of our clinics have wheelchair recliners, hoists and bariatric dental chairs.

We provide a caring, understanding environment for patients with learning disabilities.

We build long-term relationships with our patients. We pride ourselves on our good communication with hospital services, social services, specialist learning disability services and special schools.

We provide dental care with:

  • Behaviour management techniques
  • Inhalation sedation
  • Intravenous sedation
  • General anaesthesia

Do you accept referrals?

We are a referral only service.

Sedation

We sometimes provide treatment using inhalation or intravenous sedation for patients referred in to our services. We will discuss if this is appropriate and the options available with you during an appointment.