Children’s Therapy Services at Poole Hospital Child Development Centre know teeth cleaning can be a nightmare for children who dislikes the taste and texture of toothpastes and toothbrushes telling them the following:
Looking After Your Teeth Posters
Dorset Community Dental Service- Safety Drive Clinic
At some point, your child or young person may be referred to the specialist dentist clinic for further treatment or investigations.
The Browning Centre clinic and the Canford Heath clinic closed in December 2023 and the new clinic is based at:
Safety Drive, Poole, BH17 7FR (behind the petrol station).
During your visit/s you may be seen by any members of the team:
*Simon (Senior Dental Officer)
*Natalie (Dentist- currently on maternity leave)
*Clare (Dental Nurse)
If the person is not in education anymore they could seen by:
*Sarah AH (Dentist)
*Sarah S (Dentist)
The photos of the staff members on shift are displayed on the door of the surgery that they are working in that day.
They do try to accommodate as much as they can if a person prefers a certain dental nurse.
Below are some pictures of the inside and outside of the Safety Drive clinic so you can prepare your child what to expect to see on their first visit.
Children are not expected to sit in the dental chair if they don’t want to or it will make them anxious, the dental team will go at the person’s own pace.
Should your child require treatment at Dorchester Hospital, they will likely be given this document Your Guide to Day Surgery to help them prepare them for their stay.
Below are some photos taken of Dorchester Hospital and the Kingfisher Children’s ward.