Community Dental Service in Salisbury re-opens

Posted: February 15, 2013

Community Dental Services in Salisbury are up and running again following a major refurbishment.

The dental service was closed back in October last year to allow the refurbishment to take place which included improving access for patients with mobility impairments.

Previously it was difficult for some patients visiting the dental service to negotiate the stairs meaning they were unable to be treated at Avon Approach and instead had to be treated at Amesbury Health Centre. 

Part of the refurbishment has involved installing a patient lift to improve access and one of the surgeries has also benefited from having a hoist fitted which will be used for transferring patients when needed.

This now means that many more patients will be able to have dental treatment in their local clinic.

Sarah Thomas, Clinical Director for Community Dental Services said:

"I am delighted to welcome patients back to our newly refurbished department in the Central Health Clinic,Salisbury.

The refurbishment has seen improvements made to our reception, waiting rooms and clinic rooms creating a better environment for our patients; a new colour scheme has also helped update the rooms and make them brighter.

We have also greatly improved services and access for patients with mobility impairments.  Our newly installed lift, together with wider surgery doors and a ceiling hoist, means that we are able to treat more wheelchair users in Salisbury, making it more convenient and reducing the need for them travel to Amesbury.

We are continuing to offer both Special Care Dental services for people with additional needs as well as urgent care, and short notice appointments for people with dental problems. The weekend and Bank Holiday Out of hours service also makes its return toSalisburyfrom Amesbury."

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