Mobile dental unit

The dental charity in the UK and overseas

Dentaid’s four mobile dental units travel the country with volunteers offering free dental treatment for the most vulnerable people in our society.

We take our dental surgeries on wheels to shelters, hostels and day centres for people who are experiencing homelessness or are temporarily housed who often find it difficult to access dental care. 

Dentaid volunteers work with support workers and our charity partners to build a rapport with our patients.  Once they come aboard the mobile dental unit, they are offered dental screening, toothbrushing and dietary advice and a range of dental treatments.  

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From Bournemouth to York and Weymouth to Lowestoft, our mobile dental units travel the length and breadth of the country providing outreach dental care for people experiencing homelessness.

Clinics are regularly held across Dorset, Hampshire, East and West Sussex, Wiltshire, London, Kent, Suffolk and Yorkshire and new clinics are launching all the time.  Some patients are regular visitors to the service and we see their confidence and self esteem grow as they benefit from dental treatment.   Each clinic requires a volunteer dentist and dental nurse so we have lots of opportunities to volunteer your time to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Volunteer on the mobile dental units

In February 2022, Dentaid was donated a fourth mobile dental unit from mydentist.  This has enabled us to visit more locations across the UK.

In addition to providing dental care for people experiencing homelessness, our units visit quaysides to offer dental services for fishing communities, accommodation for military veterans, schools in areas of high social deprivation, community centres in areas where people are struggling to access care and University Hospital Southampton where we run fortnightly clinics for head and neck cancer patients. 

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