Suffolk & Thetford Referrals

Welcome to the Suffolk & Thetford referrals page. CDS in Suffolk and Thetford accept referrals for patients with additional needs, for plus size patients and for anxious patients requiring care under sedation or general anaesthesia. Please refer to the ‘Suffolk eligibility criteria’ below for a full list of our acceptance criteria.


If you are a GDP, please use the Universal Referral Form below which you can send by post or email (see contact details). If you are referring for treatment with sedation, please refer to the sedation criteria. If you wish to refer a patient to have an OPG taken, please use the Radiography (OPG) referral form below and refer to the OPG Service Information. Please note that we do not provide GA services in the East of Suffolk. Referrals for GA at Ipswich Hospital should be made via the CCS Oral Triage Service at Newmarket Hospital on the OMFS-9 form.


If you are another healthcare professional or are referring from a charitable organisation, please use the Non-Dental referral form below which you can send by post or email (See contact details).


If you are a patient or patient representative, you can self-refer by telephoning the referrals team (see contact details) or you nearest CDS clinic.


Additional Needs/Dental Anxiety/Frail Elderly/General Anaesthetic/Plus Size/Sedation

Contact Details

For all questions regarding referrals, please contact our referrals team

Tel: 0333 2079952


Please send completed referral forms to:

or email  to the link above

Referrals Administrator

Community Dental Services
7 Hillside Road
Bury St. Edmunds
IP32 7EA