Coventry children with complex health needs benefit from new mobile dental unit

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust are proud to have launched a brand new mobile dental unit which will treat children at special education needs schools in Coventry

The mobile dental unit currently visits three special education needs schools (SEN) in Coventry, providing access to high quality dental and oral health care to children with a range of complex health needs, for example wheelchair users, children with feeding difficulties, cardiac problems, and sensory issues. It is hoped that in the future the mobile unit can be extended to include other SEN schools in Coventry. Due to their complex needs, the children often face many barriers to accessing dental care. Poor oral health can impact negatively on general health, so access to a mobile dental unit is of great benefit.

The dental team inside the new van with Chair Jagtar Singh (centre).jpg