Special care dentistry – hospital based

What we do

We care for patients who need hospital dental and/or oral healthcare treatment. This includes providing dental care for plus-size patients (bariatric dentistry). We offer a full range of sedation: inhalation, intravenous and general anaesthesia.

We assess and treat patients with one or more of the following:

  • Physical disability
  • Complex medical conditions
  • Learning disability
  • Severe dental phobia/anxiety
  • Severe mental health conditions

What to expect at your first appointment
We will assess you at your first appointment. This may include having x-rays. We will discuss the results with you and decide what treatment you need. You may need to come to another appointment for treatment.

Preparing for your appointment

Please bring the following to your first appointment:

  • Your appointment letter
  • A list of any medicines you are taking
  • Details of any doctors or healthcare professionals caring for you
  • A list of questions you want to ask

Location

Third floor, Dental Institute, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 4988
  • Cancel/change an outpatient appointment: +44 (0)20 3299 4988
  • Questions about your treatment: +44 (0)20 3299 4988

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

For full information about the conditions we treat, please refer to the 'Guidance notes for Special Care Dentistry Referrals' pdf below.

You should follow the guidelines carefully and then ensure that you complete all the required sections on the 'Special Care Dentistry Referral Form' below.

What is required before referring a patient

Radiographs/photos, if appropriate, sent using one of the channels listed under routine referrals.

Booking a patient at King's

Routine Referrals

Referrals must be made using the referral form below, accompanied by radiographs/photos where appropriate. Electronic referrals are preferred. Please email via an NHS Mail account.

Email: kch-tr.dentalmaillist@nhs.net
Fax: 020 3299 4989
Post: King’s College Hospital Dental Waiting List Office, Bessemer Road, London, SE5 9RS

Or
Email: kch-tr.cdsreferrals@nhs.net
Fax: 020 3299 3267
Post: Community Special Care Dental Referrals, Ground Floor, 161 Denmark Hill, London SE5 8EF

Emergency Referrals

We do not accept urgent or out of hours referrals.

For suspected cancer use the 2 week wait referral pathway.

Other Queries

Any queries about the referral process should be directed to the central team on 020 3299 4988 (9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday) prior to submission of the referral form.

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Dr Eimear Carr Senior Dentist
Dr Charlotte Curl Consultant in Special Care Dentistry
Dr Julie Edwards Consultant
Dr Rob Hale Consultant/Head of Department/Clinical Director
Miss Sukina Moosajee Consultant in Special Care Dentistry
Dr Sobia Rafique Consultant in Special Care Dentistry