Paediatric dentistry

What we do

We provide dental care, including surgery, for children aged 15 years and under:

  • with any complex medical, physical and/or behavioural disability
  • who have trauma injuries both to their baby and their adult teeth
  • who have problems with how their teeth are growing
  • who have gum disease
  • who have mouth and face conditions
  • who need a large number of decayed teeth removed.

We treat children from London as part of our undergraduate trainee dental surgeon programme and see only a strictly limited number of patients to fit with teaching needs.


First floor, Dental Institute, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 3055
  • Change/cancel follow-up appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 3055
  • Change/cancel new appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 4988
  • Change/cancel sedation appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 3783

Patient information leaflets

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Caring for your child after intravenous sedation for dental treatment166 KB
Caring for your child’s mouth after dental treatment under general anaesthetic189 KB
Caring for your child’s mouth after tooth extractions or minor oral surgery188 KB
Dental radiology (child patients)338 KB
Dental trauma in children195 KB
Fasting instructions for children having dental day surgery137 KB
General anaesthesia for children’s dental treatment237 KB
How to look after your child’s removable appliance186 KB
How to look after your child’s teeth and gums193 KB
Inhalation sedation for children’s dental treatment202 KB
Molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) in children266 KB
Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) or joint clinics for children’s dental treatment206 KB
Preformed metal crowns (PMC)275 KB
Root canal treatment (RCT) in children210 KB
Splints for traumatised adult teeth in children305 KB
Tooth whitening or bleaching for children286 KB
Your child’s dental care by students202 KB
Your child’s new dental patient appointment200 KB

Conditions we treat

We accept pan-London referrals to our Paediatric Dentistry service. For full information about the conditions we treat, please refer to the ‘Guidance Notes for Paediatric Referrals’ below.

You should follow the guidelines carefully and ensure that you complete all the required sections on the ‘Paediatric Dentistry Referral Form’ below.

Please note that referrals to this service are received and processed by our Community special care dentistry team. Patients will be directed to the appropriate South London hospital following triage.

Booking a patient at King’s

Routine Referrals

Routine referrals for dental practices within London

Dental practices within London should refer a paediatric patient using the referral form below, accompanied by radiographs/photos where appropriate. Please email via an NHS Mail account.

Email: [email protected]

Routine referrals for dental practices outside of London

Dental practices outside of London should refer a paediatric patient using the South East London paediatric dentistry single point of access. Please use this SmartSurvey link.

Emergency Referrals

For emergency referrals between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, tel 020 3299 3052, (not bank holidays).

Out of hours, patients should go to the Emergency Department.

For suspected cancer use the urgent suspected cancer pathway.

Other Queries

For all other queries, contact the Paediatric Dental Clinic on 020 3299 2514.

Referral forms

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Dental – Guidance Notes for Paediatric Referrals79 KB
Dental Referral Form – Paediatric Dentistry87 KB

Key Clinical Staff

Mrs Meera Ahluwalia Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry
Miss Tanika Gohil Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry
Ms Marielle Kabban Consultant
Ms Julie Mitchell Consultant
Miss Maalini Patel Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry
Mr Ashutosh Sharma SAS Grade Dentist
Mr Sanjeev Sood Consultant