Dental Services

We operate community dental services, prison dentistry, dental access services, a dental engineering service, as well as two general dental practices.

Capital House

0300 7900 158

Jubilee Way, Faversham, Kent ME13 8GD

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Trinity House

0300 123 4412

110-120 Upper Pemberton, Ashford, Kent TN25 4AZ

kcht.dentalhelpdesk@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Church Hill Dental Practice

0300 303 4930

5-7 Church Hill, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 8RA

New Street Dental Practice

0300 303 4930

39 New St, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9BB

Who we are

We are a dental service that operates community dental services, prison dentistry and dental access services from 14 sites and two mobile dental units.

We also run two general dental practices in Ramsgate and Sandwich, Kent, and operate a Dental Engineering Service that maintains and repairs dental equipment. We have more than 115 staff, including specialist dentists, general dentists, dental nurses, dental therapists, hygienist, dental health educators, oral health promoters and dental engineers.

We primarily operate from sites across Kent, but also deliver community dental services in Newham, London, as well as delivering prison dentistry at a variety of HMP sites in Kent.

What we do

Our Community Dental Service in east Kent provides a full range of community dentistry for those patients who are unable to access NHS dentistry locally, require specialist intervention or need a home visit. NHS dental treatment includes all treatment necessary to secure and maintain your oral health. We operate these services from 10 sites and a mobile dental unit.

Referrals for patients, who have special needs or require specialist intervention, will only be accepted from other health professionals according to our referral criteria (available upon request).

In Newham, London, we provide all of the above special care services plus a fluoride application programme in nurseries and schools and we perform a school screening programme.

Our Dental Access Centre services in east Kent provides urgent and routine care for those patients who do not have a regular dentist These services are available in Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Dover, Faversham, Aylesham and Herne Bay.

Our General Dental Services in Sandwich and Ramsgate provide a full range of NHS dental treatment for patients in a high street setting. Services include examination and all treatment necessary to secure and maintain oral health. We also operate sessions which focus on oral health promotion and prevention of dental disease, raising awareness of good oral health.

Our Dental Engineering Service supports organisations and businesses to maintain and care for dental equipment. Operating a dental service ourselves, we fully understand practice priorities and can offer fast response times to respond to equipment failures; leading to minimal downtime for dental practices.  We also offer bespoke planned and preventative maintenance packages and carry out repairs and remedial work.

We also provide the fluoride application programme in nurseries and schools and the school screening programme in Tower Hamlets.

How do you use this service?

For our Community Dental Service: If you need specialist dental care, you can be referred by a GP or other healthcare professional or you can contact our head office team direct.

If you do not have a regular dentist and want an examination or routine care in the Ramsgate or Sandwich area, you can phone our dental practices direct using the contact details listed above.

If you need an emergency dental appointment because you are experiencing pain or swelling, you can phone our dental helpdesk using the contact details listed above.

Your stories

Your comments

February 2017
Faversham

I have never been treated by a dentist so human, caring and considerate. The nurse and receptionist also. They are a credit to the NHS.

February 2017
Shrewsbury Centre

My daughter has been given the best care, child friendly and very keen to help.

February 2017
Appleby Centre

A very positive experience for my daughter, both the dentist and nurse were very reassuring and superb with children.

February 2017
Broadstairs

The service, especially the care and friendliness, has been exceptional. My daughter has been cared for in such a respectful manner it has really eased her fears about seeing the dentist.

February 2017
Ashford

Staff are lovely, dentist have a lovely manner that puts even the most anxious at ease.

February 2017
Aylesham

Every time everyone was so friendly and kind, talking through every step with my son.

February 2017
Newington Road, Ramsgate

Dentist was calm, relaxing and reassuring knowing I was nervous. Procedure was quick and pain free.

January 2017
Margate

Very friendly and reassuring towards my son and myself.

January 2017
Appleby Centre

Very helpful, made sure my daughter wasn't afraid, communicated very well.

January 2017
Sandwich

Very happy with service. Clear explanations for all work and all very friendly and welcoming staff.

January 2017
Broadstairs

Brilliant treatment, staff made me feel at ease. Very happy with treatment.

January 2017
Ramsgate

First class in everyway from start to finish.

January 2017
Ashford

They were absolutely brilliant with my son. Couldn't explain how happy I am with the service from all the ladies that helped my son. Absolutely brilliant.

December 2016
Appleby Centre

They handled my daughter with care and compassion.

December 2016
Broadstairs

Very friendly. Very compassionate and understanding.

December 2016
Aylesham

Very calming for son's special needs and anxieties. Imformative about next stages. Very polite.

December 2016
Ramsgate

Everybody has helped with my phobias and conditions with kindness and understanding - they are stars!

December 2016
Canterbury

Calm, supportive approach towards my husband. Clean, quiet environment. Professional and empathetic service. Thank you.

December 2016
Herne Bay

I am in a wheelchair. Access was brilliant with disabled parking, floor levels all even. Easy access into the dentist room and onto dentist chair.

December 2016
Margate

I nearly fell asleep, I was that relaxed. There was no pain at all and I would highly recommend the dentist.

December 2016
Ashford

Excellent people skills, very person centred and very accommodating to the client's individual needs. Dentist extremely helpful and reassuring to me (mother).

December 2016
Dover

Very kind and supportive. Did not rush consultation and explained all options, risks and benefits clearly.

November 2016
Canterbury

The staff were really friendly and patient, they put my daughter's nerves a ease. I could tell my daughter felt safe.

November 2016
Dover

Staff amazing with my daughter, took so much time with her.

November 2016
Ramsgate

I've always received exceptional care when being treated here.

November 2016
Ashford

Very kind and understanding of my daughter's care, all staff smile and help put her at ease.

November 2016
Aylesham

Dentist very gentle, she explained everything to my son before the treatment started. I could tell my son felt relaxed in the chair and he was able to join in, making the experience calming.

November 2016
Appleby Centre

The dentist and her assistant were so child friendly and provided a very comfortable and informative service. Thank you, I was impressed.

November 2016
Margate

The consultant was very kind to my needs, excellent service.

October 2016
Ramsgate

The staff from reception to dentist were fabulous. t was my first appointment and I will definitely be returning back here.

October 2016
Ashford

Excellent staff member, put my son at total ease. They made the experience a lot less stressful than it could have been.

October 2016
Appleby Centre

Dentist made my 6 year old very comfortable by explaining everything that was going on. Made him feel at ease by chatting and making things fun.

October 2016
Broadstairs

Excellent care. talked to my granddaughter - put her at ease. Staff were very kind and did a wonderful job.

September 2016
Dover

The dentist is the best I have ever had - kindness, consideration and no pain.

September 2016
Sandwich

The receptionist and dental staff were friendly, polite and welcoming.

September 2016
Ashford

Very friendly, patient and caring staff - just what my son needed.

September 2016
Ramsgate

Very friendly atmosphere from beginning to end, makes one feel more relaxed during treatment. Every part of procedure explained.

September 2016
Broadstairs

Really lovely to my son and they made him feel safe.

September 2016
Appleby Centre

The staff were very kind and loving towards my daughter, so it was a comfortable experience for her.

September 2016
Shrewsbury Centre

They were really friendly and made the children feel calm and happy.

September 2016
Faversham

Excellent dentist and assistant. Customer care excellent - so grateful to be accepted for treatment here.

August 2016
Margate

Wonderful staff - very caring and dedicated.

August 2016
Broadstairs

The dentist who saw my granddaughter was extremely patient and explained things very well.

August 2016
Dover

The receptionist made me relax as was very nervous. She was brilliant.

August 2016
Ashford

Well received. Friendly staff. Son's emotional needs instantly met.

August 2016
Sandwich

Very kind and helpful greeting when I turned up at reception. Dentist was lovely made me feel at ease.

August 2016
Appleby Centre

The dentist very calm and softly spoken with my 5 year old daughter and knew how to keep her calm during the visit.

August 2016
Ramsgate

The dentist was a wonderful man who made my broken tooth look fantastic, as if nothing had happened. The nurse was lovely and the receptionist was kind and reassuring.

July 2016
Shrewsbury Centre

My son was relaxed with doctor and nurse - he wasn't scared, he was enjoying himself and I felt that he feels safe. I was very happy with today's experience. Wish you a very nice day, thank you.

July 2016
Dover

Service is just wonderful. Staff are helpful and reassuring.

July 2016
Ramsgate

I am an extremely nervous patient and the girls on reception were wonderful. Nurse in surgery was especially wonderful and dentist was so gentle.

July 2016
Sandwich

Brilliant service. Clear and everything explained. Gave total confident in the dentist and nurse. Admin staff excellent. Thank you.

July 2016
Aylesham

Very high level of care and compassion. Very efficient and I felt very safe.

June 2016
Broadstairs

Amazing service, very professional, extremely patient and friendly - the very best approach I have ever experienced.

June 2016
Canterbury

The staff have super powers of patience and reassurance. They are truly wonderful. Thank you for taking such good care of my daughters.

June 2016
Shrewsbury Centre

I am very pleased the way my daughter was treated. The staff here are very polite and helpful, highly recommend.

June 2016
Sandwich

Best experience I've had at a dentist - thank you. Reception team very helpful.

June 2016
Appleby Centre

From the reception to the consulting room we were treated with utmost care and respect.

June 2016
Ramsgate

All the staff are so friendly and helpful, especially showing patience with my toddler. It is always impeccably clean and tidy.

June 2016
Dover

So caring and understanding with my daughter. Lovely people.

May 2016
New Romney

1st class service.

May 2016
Ashford

Extremely friendly staff who put you at ease. Highly recommend this service.

May 2016
Margate

Amazing staff. Extremely caring.

May 2016
Appleby Centre

The staff were friendly, gave simple explanations and treated my daughter with affection.

May 2016
Shrewsbury Centre

The dentist was kind, gentle and clear when speaking to my grandmother.

May 2016
Dover

Accessible and supportive - many thanks.

May 2016
Canterbury

Very supportive, patient and understanding for people with impairments.

May 2016
Sheppey

My treatment was excellent and staff were really professional. I could not ask for a better service.

April 2016
Sandwich

Excellent practice. Best dentist practice I have ever registered at.

April 2016
Ramsgate

My son is 2 and the nurse and dentist were extremely good with him. Great experience for him under the circumstances. Very thorough.

April 2016
Appleby Centre

This is the best dentist I have ever been to.

April 2016
Herne Bay

Your staff are wonderful. I am new to the region and their professionalism and friendliness represents Kent NHS in a very positive light.

April 2016
Ashford

Very helpful and always smiley and happy.

April 2016
Margate

Fantastic welcome. Efficient and supportive service.

April 2016
Dover

Very supportive for my son's treatment and his needs.

April 2016
New Romney

Always greeted with a smile and offered the best comfort and advice.

April 2016
Shrewsbury Centre

Very good service from all, from reception though to the actual dental work.

April 2016
Broadstairs

5* - the service given to my 5 year old son is outstanding. The dentist lady is very friendly and very patient. My son is very comfortable coming as he is made to feel very safe.

March 2016
Broadstairs

I feel very well looked after and received the best treatment. Everyone was very professional.

March 2016
New Street Clinic in Sandwich

The practice is first class. The service is efficient and very considerate. The dentist explains in detail the treatment being given. I cannot praise this practice high enough.

March 2016

The treatment went very smoothly. It was brilliant. Thank You. (Dover)

March 2016

Always greeted with a smile and offered the best comfort and advice. (New Romney)

January 2016

I feel this is a very important service for our local community. (Herne Bay)

January 2016

Staff always polite and considerate. Dentist makes me feel at ease, as I suffer with anxiety and tells me exactly what treatment etc I need and put sme at ease. (Churchill Clinic, Ramsgate)

January 2016

Very patient with my anxious son. Explains well what's going on. Keeps him informed. (Broadstairs)

January 2016

Dentist was fantastic with my 5 year old daughter, explaining everything in detail - very personal service. Best I have experienced ever. (Shrewsbury Centre)

January 2016

Dentist and assistant brilliant with my daughter, who has not had good experiences with going to the dentist before. Both staff kind and reassuring. (Faversham)

January 2016

Fantastic service and helpful. My child was not stressed at all and looks forward to next appointment. (Appleby Centre)

January 2016

Good, considerate, caring, patient care. Took their time and listened to my son's concerns. (Canterbury)