Information for professionals in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

The South West primary care dental team is based in different offices but work as a team across the whole of Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. While members of the team all have particular roles, they provide cross-cover if any of them are away.

Their generic mailbox is monitored daily:

Andrew Harris
Contract Manager
Telephone: 01138 248 808
Office: Exeter

Lynn Combes
Dental Commissioning Manager
Telephone: 01138 248 970
Office: St Austell

Sarah McFarlane
Primary Care Support Lead (Dental)
Telephone: 01138 248 799
Office: Saltash

Wendy Vincent
Dental Contracts Support Manager
Telephone: 01138 248 977
Office: St Austell


The Dental Bulletin is sent out on the first Friday of every month via email to dental practices. It includes latest news, alerts and guidance from the Area Team, with attachments where necessary.


A range of downloadable forms are available for practices, covering areas such as: Oral Surgery Referral Forms, Contract Allocation Form and Application for Personal Payment under the Statement of Financial Entitlements.


Dental commissioning policies are available from the NHS England website.

Interpretation and translation

Please note: This refers only to Devon Cornwall & Isles of Scilly (DCIOS) practices

Interpretation and translation services are available for practices. These are paid for by NHS England, but require an ID code to access.

Face-to-face interpretation:

  • Cornwall: Jobline
    Staffing Tel: 0800 085 6484
    ID code: 100746
  • Devon: Multilingua
    Tel: 01392 276660 Mobile (24hrs): 07951 948038
    ID code: 100746

Telephone interpretation:

  • Language Line
    Tel: 0800 169 2879
    ID code: As supplied to each practice – contact the Dental Team in case of difficulty

BSL interpretation:

  • Cornwall: Hearing Loss Cornwall (formerly Cornwall Deaf Association)
    Tel: 01872 225 868
    ID code: 100746
  • Devon: Deafinite
    Tel:  01392 494922
    SMS:  07768 076852
    ID code: 100746

Written translation is provided by Jobline Staffing, Multilingua or Language Line. Please check with Linda Morgan ( or 01138 248 786) before proceeding.

Useful links for primary care dental providers

Helpful websites and resources for practices. This is the place to go to for the most up to date information on NHS dentistry.