Dentaid mobile dental unit

In March 2016 Dentaid purchased a mobile dental unit that enables us to offer outreach dental care for vulnerable people. The unit goes to homeless shelters, day centres, schools and community buildings to provide dental check-ups and emergency pain relieving treatments for people who find it difficult to access NHS dental care.

The mobile dental unit is operated by volunteers and dental practices that want to offer outreach dentistry for homeles and vulnerable people in their local communities. In 2018 the mobile unit has been used for clinics in Wolverhampton, Leeds, Hatfield, Poole, Salisbury, Winchester, Southampton, York and Dewsbury The mobile dental unit also visits schools as part of oral health education initiatives. We hope that by offering children and their parents the chance to familiarise themselves with a dental clinic we can help to allay any fears and establish relationships between dental professionals and local families.  The unit has been used for teeth screening and flouride varnish programmes at schools in Leeds. Volunteers have also used the mobile dental unit at health days and support groups for children with Down’s syndrome and autism and a project for people facing homelessness and addiction in Blackpool. Inquire