The role of our primary care dental teams is to:

  • Commission quality, accessible and timely NHS dental services for  residents in the South West, across primary, secondary and community care dental pathways
  • Implemented through national contracting mechanisms, enablers and frameworks, developed to support local commissioning of NHS dental services

Information for professionals

Local office dental contacts

South West (for Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly)
Tel: 01138 253039

South Central (for Bath and North East Somerset, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire)
Tel: 0113 825 1520

Wessex (for Dorset)
Tel: 0113 824 9119

Support for Dentists

There are many organisations that dentists can contact for help, support and advice.

Local Dental Networks

Local Dental Networks (LDN) are key to providing local clinical leadership. They support the implementation of national strategy and policy at local level and are a vehicle for working with key stakeholders on the development and delivery of local priorities.

The LDN is represented through a national LDN Assembly in order to influence future policy change and improvements. A single operating framework guides LDNs’ establishment, development and functioning. This promotes consistency of approach across the country but also allows flexibility for health communities to develop their own LDN structures in line with local need and circumstances.

We currently have information about the following LDNs: