Special Care Dentistry is concerned with providing and enabling the delivery of oral care for people with significant impairment or disability. This may be physical, sensory, medical, emotional or social. Special Care Dentistry is the field of dentistry, which specializes in the management of dental care for adults with severe disability, medical, or mental health conditions. Special Care Dentistry Association is a consultant led service providing specialist dental services on referral for adults 16 or over who have a severe disability, medical or mental health condition which results in severe difficulty communicating, giving consent and/or co-operating with treatment, significant risk of a medical emergency, bleeding or healing problems, an inability to bear their own weight for transfer to the dental chair without special equipment or are unable to leave the home, severe and enduring mental health problems with unusual altered thought, extreme moods or behavior which will restrict provision of care. The dentist will assess the patient at the first appointment. This may include taking x-rays. The doctor will discuss the results with you and decide what treatment you need. You may need to come to another appointment for treatment. Special Care Dentistry Treatment may include General Dentistry (extractions, fillings, scaling and prophylaxis, denture repairs/ adjustments), Preventive Dentistry (oral hygiene program, fluoride therapy), Restorative Dentistry (periodontal/ gum treatment, root canal therapy, fixed and removable prostheses such as crowns, bridges and dentures) or Minor surgical procedures.