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Special Care Dentistry

About Us 

The Special Care Dentistry team provide comprehensive care for patients aged 16 years old and above, with a wide range of complex additional needs that seriously affect the provision of dental care. 

Patients accepted for treatment within the department may receive a full course of treatment, certain elements of care or single items of treatment, in conjunction with the primary care referrer. 

Generally, patients are not accepted for long term care within Bristol Dental Hospital (BDH) and where possible there should be a shared care with their primary care provider, either the referring General Dental Practitioner (GDP) or the Primary Care Dental Service (PCDS). 

The referring clinician continues to be responsible for urgent dental care, preventive care/advice and subsequent monitoring.  Once the patient's treatment has been completed, they will be discharged to either their referring dentist, asked to find a local dentist or referred to Primary Care Dental services if deemed eligible. 

Acceptance of a patient for an item or a course of treatment does not guarantee that treatment will be carried out by a specific grade (or member) of staff. The Special Care Department is involved in the Specialist training programme and the patient may be treated by a Specialist training registrar / specialty doctor under the supervision of a Consultant in Special Care Dentistry. 

Meet Our Team 

Victoria Swan 

Consultant in Special Care Dentistry 

Clinical Lead 

Jessica Mann 

Consultant in Special Care Dentistry 

Clinical Lead 

Kiran Singh 

Specialty Registrar in Special Care Dentistry 

Yuliya Sharkouskaya 

Specialty Dentist in Special Care Dentistry 


Access Our Service

Please  click here to download the referral criteria information and guidance for Special Care Dentistry.

Please click here for the referral form for Special Care Dentistry.

Contact us



0117 3429613


Special Care Dentistry  

Bristol Dental Hospital 

Lower Maudlin Street 

BS1 2LY 



We are located on the ground floor of the Bristol Dental Hospital. 

Our entrance is on Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol BS1 2LY. 

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