Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
Most people can be treated by a local general dental practitioner (GDP); NHS Choices lists 39 dentists within five miles of Medway.
Some people have special physical, mental or social needs which require the support of a specialist community dental service; that’s what we provide. You can access this service by being referred through a GP or other healthcare professional.
Normal NHS dental charges apply and payment must be made before seeing the dentist, unless you are exempt from payment. Current NHS charges are Band 1 £22.70, Band 2 £62.10, Band 3 £269.30 and emergency £22.70 depending on what treatment you may need.
The role of the Community Dental Service, Oral Health Promotion Team, is to support and connect with the community encouraging good Oral Health. We work in Partnership with MCH Child and Adult services, networking to form close links with outside providers.
If you have any safeguarding concerns regarding a child or adult please see the page linked for more information on how to proceed.
Visit the dentist with your child before their 1st birthday. Dental Check by 1 is now an established national guideline along with NHS England Starting Well a Smile4Life initiative.
The Medway Smiles Passport is included in the newborn birth pack. Parents are encouraged to take their child to meet the dentist from 6 months of age. The dental team will add a sticker to the Harvey Bear passport on each visit. Also included is a toothbrush/paste pack and 'From the beginning' - an oral care information leaflet to refer to.
Once you are referred to our service, we will contact you to offer you an appointment at one of our ten clinics;
We are open weekdays between 9:10am - 4pm.