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North East London Outreach Dental Services

We are the Outreach Dental Team. An NHS service that works across North East London over seven boroughs as part of the community dental services.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information about our service

Our clinics are now open only for those who have been contacted for an appointment. We are prioritising patients in need of urgent care and those who are most vulnerable on advice from the Chief Dental Officer and the NHS. We will be contacting  patients who have open courses of treatment. If you have an urgent problem in the meantime or any concerns please leave a message and we will get one of our team to contact you. Please do not come to come to clinic without being given an appointment. Thank you for your understanding.

This includes north east London, special care and paediatric dental services.

Keep up-to-date with the latest information, read our page on Coronavirus.

Contact us

020 8496 7350

Where we work

We help improve oral health in:

  • Hackney and The City
  • Newham
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Redbridge
  • Waltham Forest
  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Havering.

Each borough has a slightly different NHS contract so focuses on slightly different things.

We aim to provide our communities with information to allow them to take ownership of their oral health.

We also hold local events throughout the year to coincide with national campaigns such as World No Tobacco day.

Who we are

We are the Outreach Dental Team. An NHS service that works across North East London over seven boroughs as part of the community dental services.

We are a team of about 30 staff including dentists, dental therapists, extended duties dental nurses ,drivers and administration staff.

Our focus is prevention  and  education in relation to oral health for the whole community. The team works locally to improve oral health and promote the link between oral health and general health as research shows that poor oral health is linked to other serious health conditions such as pneumonia, heart disease and diabetes.

We base our interventions on ‘Delivering Better Oral Health’ an evidence based toolkit which describes clinically proven ways to keep your mouth healthy.

What we do

We work across our boroughs to provide a variety of outreach services:

  • Fluoride varnish and daily supervised tooth brushing programs in both mainstream and SEN schools
  • Oral health promotion within the community such as at children’s centers and care homes
  • Working with vulnerable children and adults such as the homeless or drug and alcohol support groups
  • Partnership working with other health professionals such as nurses and health visitors.

Your comments

December 2019

I just wanted to thank you for coming to our Beaver meeting on Monday, the kids really engaged with your presentation and they were still talking about it when their parents arrived, fingers crossed this might lead to some teeth cleaning.Their little parcels were an unexpected bonus, thank you so much.

December 2019

The team were very helpful and professional.

December 2019

I really liked the way your team delivered the Oral Health Champions' training.

December 2019

Made the children comfortable.

December 2019

Very child friendly.

December 2019

I really thought the team were lovely to the children and reassuring. The talk of what would happen at the beginning was very child friendly and put nearly all children at ease.