Delivering excellence

Engaging everyone

Nurturing each other

Trusted to do the right thing 

Accountable always  

Leading and learning   

Proud to be an employee owned, social enterprise  

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Welcome to Community Dental Services

We are different from most High Street dentists as we are mostly a ‘referral’ dental service providing specialist care and expertise to patients most in need.  We care for some of the most vulnerable in society and our highly experienced team pride themselves on being able to deal with almost any dental emergency or condition which comes through our doors.

Community Dental Services is an award winning employee owned social enterprise and Community Interest Company formed in 2011 delivering clinical dental and Oral Health Promotion services throughout Bedfordshire, Luton, Suffolk, Thetford, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Essex and Lincolnshire. We are very proud to be the named as the Employee Owned Business of the Year by the Employee Ownership Association and the Health and Social Care Social Enterprise of the Year in this year’s Social Enterprise UK Awards.  We were named the Heart of the Community Business in the Bedfordshire Business Awards.


We combine a public service ethos with the innovation and dynamism of a business and emerged with a vision and a belief that being a competitive, well-run and profitable business is the best way of achieving social aims.  As a social enterprise we are a business that trades for a social purpose.


We have a clear sense of our social mission which is ‘Improving Oral Health in Ever More Communities’ and we know what difference we are trying to make, who we aim to help, and how we plan to do it.

We make our income through delivering dental care and oral health promotion.  Our services are predominantly commissioned by NHS England and Local Authorities to deliver NHS dental care and oral health promotion advice to a wide range of people across a diverse range of communities.  We also offer some privately paid for dental treatments and have a growing ‘Dentist at Home’ mobile service where we offer paid for dental care and home visits to people who find it difficult to travel or to visit a High Street dentist.

We are a trusted health provider and business partner and are a profit making organisation but as a social enterprise we have clear rules about what we do with our profits and ensure we reinvest these to further our ‘social mission’.

Employing 286 people in 38 clinics across Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Thetford in Norfolk, Essex, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire 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.


Head Office – Bedfordshire


Community Dental Services The Community Dental Service
Colworth House 7 Hillside Road
Colworth Park Bury St Edmunds
Sharnbrook Suffolk
MK44 1LZ IP32 7EA
When visiting Colworth Park please use Sat Nav Postcode MK44 1ET
Tel: 0333 207 5992 Tel: 0333 2079952
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Witham Health Centre North Hykeham Health Centre
4 Mayland Road Moor Lane
North Hykeham
Essex Lincoln
CM8 2UX Lincolnshire  LN6 9BA
Tel: 01376 531013 Tel: 0333 2076630
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Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland

Westcotes Dental Clinic
Westcotes Health Centre
Fosse Road South
Tel: 0333 2079953