We provide dental services in the Healthcare Department of Her Majesty’s Prisons (HMP) in Chelmsford and Suffolk

Our team of dentists carry out primary dental care for prisoners giving priority to patients in the greatest need, including those in pain or with swellings.

CDS is always keen to ensure the care provided makes a real difference to long term oral health and wellbeing. In prison dental services across Suffolk and Chelmsford, we have measured some key outcomes for prisoners to help demonstrate the difference we have made to influence positive behaviour changes that promote oral health and to reduce wait times for appointments, addressing the needs of those who present with dental pain as a priority. The report on the right outlines how we have demonstrated the social return on investment in our service over our first year of delivery.