Monday, 25 June 2012

Tooth Bus - Bringing NHS dentistry to your door!

The Tooth Bus is a brand new service, commissioned by SHIP (Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth), Berkshire and Oxfordshire NHS primary care trusts, to provide Oral Health Education and to give those who have not seen a dentist in the last 2 years the opportunity to have a FREE dental examination. The aim is to encourage more people to register with a dentist, and improve access to NHS dentistry.

Winchester-based Iosis Dental Clinic has been commissioned to provide this service using a Mobile Dental Unit, which will travel around to different locations in each county. Locations may include easily accessible sites such as shopping centres and supermarkets, as well as more targeted sites like community support groups and projects.

We are encouraging local businesses/community projects in each area to support this excellent service by providing a parking location in their car parks. A detailed Operation Plan is available on request, which gives more information regarding the size and specifics of the vehicle. We can be in any location for a period of one day up to six days, depending on the need of the local area/target group.

The service will be in Berkshire from 20th Aug 2012 for 12 weeks, and we therefore need any proposed sites by no later than Friday 29th June.

We would be grateful for any support you can give this service.

If you would like any more information on the Tooth Bus please do not hesitate to contact Racheal Alley, the Project Co-ordinator, on 07825 199648, or you can email

We also have a dedicated website where you can find out more about the service.