Plus Size

We provide a full range of NHS dental care for plus size adults. Our service is led by a dentist who specialises in special care and all our team are experienced in working with those who are anxious or require additional support for their dental care.  The Plus Size Service is available in our Newmarket Clinic.

 Patients who can self –refer to CDS for dental care include:

  • Those above 25 stone (160Kg) in weight who live in Suffolk or Thetford or are registered to a GP in Suffolk or Thetford

To self-refer to CDS, you can contact Newmarket Clinic by telephone on 01638 558551 or in person.  You can also contact our central referrals office on 0333 2079952 or by email on cdssuffolk.referrals@nhs.net and request an appointment.

Patients can also be seen by CDS on referral from a dentist (General Dental Practitioner), GP or other healthcare professional.   We welcome referrals for:

  • Those above 25 stone (160Kg) in weight who live in Suffolk or Thetford or are registered to a GP in Suffolk or Thetford
  • Those above 20 stone (125Kg) in weight who live in Suffolk or Thetford or are registered to a GP in Suffolk or Thetford and who have a specific difficulty in accessing care from a High Street dentist.

Assessment

At your first appointment you will be seen by a dentist who will assess your dental needs. You will be asked to provide information about your general health, including any medications you take and you will also be asked whether you pay for NHS dental treatment.

An assessment appointment usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes. After the dentist has checked your mouth and teeth, they will talk to you about any treatment needed and any costs involved. They may also make some recommendations about your home care such as tooth brushing and diet.

Treatment

If treatment is needed the dentist will discuss the options available to you which may include treatment under local anaesthetic (numbing the mouth), treatment with sedation or treatment under general anaesthesia. Treatment will only be carried out in agreement with you and in a way that you are happy with.