Community Dental Service

The Northern Trust Dental Service is a small specialised service providing a wide range of specialist dental services in health centres and hospitals.

The service provides dental care for children and adults with complex dental needs, medical needs and or complex disabilities. This is a referral only service for patients whose dental care cannot be provided in general dental practice.

Community based dental services
We provide a range of dental services including dental care with inhalation sedation (gas and air), oral assessment service for residents of nursing and residential homes and domiciliary service (home visits).

As well as treatment services we provide targeted oral health improvement programmes for young children and adults with special needs.

Hospital based dental services
We also provide more specialised dental services in Antrim and Causeway hospitals in outpatients departments and in day procedure and day surgery units. This is a referral only service and is available for people with multiple complex medical conditions / special needs.

Dental treatment is also provided under general anaesthetic for young children requiring multiple dental extractions and for patients with special needs. Patients referred for this service are all assessed for suitability.

Recent service developments
A new specialist dental clinic opened in in Antrim Hospital 2015. This facility has been designed to ensure accessibility for patients with mobility problems.


A new five surgery dental clinic has opened in Ballymena Health and Care Centre during 2016. This is a purpose built clinic with specialist x ray facilities and specialist equipment to treat patients in their own wheelchair.

Contact details
Solveig Morrison
Clinical Director
Maple House
Antrim Hospital
45 Bush Road
BT41 2RL
Tel:  028 9442 4000 ext 336241

Useful links
Healthy eating for healthy teeth
Visiting the dentist
Brushing their teeth
Your child's general anaesthetic for dental treatment
Time to brush

Page last updated:30 May 2017