The Children's Dental Service provides a dedicated dental service for pre-school and school age children with particular needs.
The aim of the service is to improve the dental health of the children of Guernsey. This means that the service is targeted to those least able to access dental care and those with greater dental problems.
A full range of dental treatment (including orthodontic treatment) is available for those eligible to use the service.
In addition to this provision, the Children's Dental Service has wider responsibilities. These include dental health screening of children at their 3 Year Developmental Check and also at 5 and 10 years of age in school, together with a programme of oral health promotion.
The service also undertakes regular epidemiological surveys so that there is up to date information on the dental health of the children on the island.
Getting your child used to going to the dentist from a young age is very important and children should have their teeth checked at least every six months. Making the visits as a family can help if the child is nervous.
If you have concerns about your child's teeth, contact your family dentist who will be able to advise on any dental issues.
However, any parent, whether their child meets the eligibility criteria or not, is welcome to telephone the Children's Dental Service for advice (tel. 725241).