Visiting dentist made easier in Essex
The CDS team in Essex have partnered with Southend CCG to produce a series of flash cards for patients. The Cards will be used by local dentists as a tool to explain treatment in a way that is easy for patients to understand. They are aimed at people who have a reduced understanding and will help to alleviate anxiety amongst this patient group by providing information which is easier for them to understand. Members of the clinical team at CDS feature in the flash cards demonstrating treatment.
It is hoped the resource will be extended across Essex and Thurrock Local Authority.
CDS has extensive experience of providing information, treatment and oral health advice for people with reduced understanding and learning disabilities and work closely with partners to break down barriers making dental services more accessible.