CDS Helping Crisis at Christmas' Volunteer Dentists
Community Dental Services (CDS) once again helped the national charity Crisis at Christmas by providing two fully equipped Mobile Dental Units to their dental teams volunteering to treat the homeless of London.
The Mobile Dental Units are designed to be accessible for everyone and were positioned at Finsbury Park and Bermondsey between 23 - 29 December 2014.
This year, 393 dental consultations took place including 109 extractions; 218 permanent fillings placed and 118 receiving preventative fluoride varnish application. In addition to this, guests were directed to where they can NHS dental treatment in London during the rest of the year.
Alison Reid, CDS's Chief Executive, said
"CDS are proud to support the work of Crisis at Christmas by the free loan of our two Mobile Dental Units. Partnership working is a core ethos of ours and at CDS we pride ourselves on our unique approach as a social enterprise, with our values being central to who we are and what we do. Assisting with this important work fits exactly with our social mission and our ethos of caring for our patients, many of who are the most vulnerable in society."
Nahush Shah, a dental volunteer at Crisis said:
"Thank you very much for your continued generosity to Crisis Christmas and the vulnerable guests we see each year. We really value the use of your two mobile dental units and their equipment as without this we wouldn't be able to reach so many people each year."
More Information about Community Dental Services
Community Dental Services CIC is a social enterprise formed in 2011 delivering clinical dental and oral health promotion services.
Employing 130 people in 20 clinics across Bedfordshire, Suffolk and Thetford in Norfolk, the core business is to provide NHS dental services to vulnerable groups who require special treatment or who find difficulty in accessing high-street dentists. CDS also operates two mobile clinics taking specialist treatments to those patients who cannot travel to dental clinics at local health centres.
Wholly owned by its staff, the company is committed to the highest standards of treatment and has shared its success by re-investing in improved services for patients; most recently it has also formed a charity to work closely with local voluntary organisations in the community.
Community Dental Services CIC
Bedford MK41 7PH
Tel: 01234 310223