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Sandbach Community Dental Service – Ashfields

Services covered: Community Dental Services, CWW Level 2 MOS, CWW Level 2 Sedation

What services are offered?

  • Anterior Apicectomies under sedation
  • IV Sedation
  • Multiple extractions under sedation
  • Simple surgical extractions under sedation
  • Anterior Apicectomies

Which services are not offered?

  • Complex Medical Histories
  • Complex Oral Medicine
  • Complex Surgical Extractions
  • Domiciliary
  • G. A. Referrals
  • HSC Cancer Referrals
  • Inhalation Sedation
  • Orthodontic Exposures
  • Radiography
  • Restorative procedures under sedation
  • Routine extractions under sedation
  • Second Opinions
  • TMJ
  • Endodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Molar Endodontics Under Sedation
  • Difficult extraction of erupted teeth
  • Removal of buried roots and fractured root fragments
  • Removal of simple impacted teeth, including wisdom teeth
  • Removal of ectopic and supernumerary teeth
  • Surgical exposure of buccally displaced teeth with an orthodontic treatment plan
  • Surgical endodontics on anterior teeth.
  • Face to Face Restorative Triage Services
  • Multiple extractions
  • Simple restorations – direct and indirect
  • Anterior endodontics
  • Simple extractions
  • Simple scaling and debridement​

What are the referral criteria for patients?

Level 2 procedures are performed or managed by a dentist with additional competencies above those defined by the Curriculum for Dental Foundation Training but below the level of a specialist as defined by the GDC.

Level 2 Oral Surgery is provided under LA with or without the adjunct of IV sedation.

The patients must be effectively fit and healthy (ASA 1 or 2) as the work is carried out in a community clinic outside hospital surroundings, with no other medical back-up than would be found in dental practice. We would accept patients with mild systemic illness that does not significantly impact on their day to day life.

What are the main reasons for rejecting patients?

Routine extractions (even if the patient is anxious and requests IV sedation)

Orthodontic extractions

Management of dento-alveolar trauma including alveolar fractures and avulsed teeth

Cases with a previous history of difficult extractions. Each extraction should be assessed on its individual merits.

Cases where anaesthesia could not be achieved. The Oral Surgeons do not use any more effective techniques or LA than a GDP would have access to in practice. If anaesthesia cannot be achieved and in the rare cases that the tooth cannot be extirpated or dressed to treat the pulpitis the patient may require referral to secondary care where there is the option of a general anaesthetic.

Who are the clinicians providing the service?

Who can use the service?

Patients living in the Cheshire,Wirral and Warrington area or patients attending a GDP of this area.

Patients must be aged 16 or over.

Please ensure a contact telephone number for the patient is provided.  Referrals with no GP details will be rejected.  If the x-rays are inadequate or missing, referrals will be rejected.

Contact Details

Ashfields Primary Care Centre Middlewich Road Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1EQ

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