Prison Dental Services (PDS) was set up with the aim of reducing the cost of dental care in prisons the United Kingdom and to improve the quality of the service.
Recent studies have shown that the demand for dental care in prisons often far outweighs the resources to supply these services with many prisons reporting long waiting lists for dental care. The continuous growth in the prison population coupled with a high turnover of prisoners has led to an increase in demand for dental services.
With Health and Justice’ commissioning teams often having limited resources, PDS may be the only solution for trusts or government contractors who find it hard to source dentists to work in prisons.
As we have experience in supplying services to different category prisions, PDS is uniquely positioned to provide a tailored solution that matches the differing needs of each and every prison.
Our goal is to improve the quality of dental care in British prisons by ensuring that high quality standards, based on the principles of clinical governance, are in place. We aim not only to offer very competitive rates but also to support prison healthcare managers in developing prison dental services.