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 or had trauma injuries both to their baby or adult teeth
- who have problems with how their teeth are developing
- who have gum disease as part of a medical or syndromic condition
- who have any pathology of their mouth and face
- 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 a limited number of patients who fit with teaching needs.
First floor, Dental Institute, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
- Change or cancel follow-up appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 1740
- Change or cancel new appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 4988
- Change or cancel sedation or general anaesthetic appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 3783
- Existing patient queries, contact the Secretarial Team: +44 (0)20 3299 3375
- Service manager for Paediatric Dentistry : +44 (0)20 3299 0035
Patient information leaflets
|Caring for your child after intravenous sedation for dental treatment||166 KB|
|Caring for your child’s mouth after dental treatment under general anaesthetic||189 KB|
|Caring for your child’s mouth after tooth extractions or minor oral surgery||188 KB|
|Dental radiology (child patients)||285 KB|
|Dental trauma in children||195 KB|
|Fasting instructions for children having dental day surgery||137 KB|
|General anaesthesia for children’s dental treatment||237 KB|
|How to look after your child’s removable appliance||186 KB|
|How to look after your child’s teeth and gums||193 KB|
|Inhalation sedation for children’s dental treatment||202 KB|
|Molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) in children||266 KB|
|Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) or joint clinics for children’s dental treatment||206 KB|
|Preformed metal crowns (PMC)||275 KB|
|Root canal treatment (RCT) in children||210 KB|
|Splints for traumatised adult teeth in children||305 KB|
|Tooth whitening or bleaching for children||286 KB|
|Your child’s dental care by students||202 KB|
|Your child’s new dental patient appointment||200 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 or community service following triage.
Booking a patient at King’s
Please note that GP referrals are not accepted by this service (including those via e-RS).
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.
Any queries about the referral process should be directed to the central team on 020 3299 4988.
For emergency referrals between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, tel 020 3299 3052, (not bank holidays).
Out of hours, patients should go to the Emergency Department or call 111.
For suspected cancer use the urgent suspected cancer pathway.
For all other queries, contact the service manager for Paediatric Dentistry on 020 3299 0035.
|Dental – Guidance Notes for Paediatric Referrals||79 KB|
|Dental Referral Form – Paediatric Dentistry||87 KB|
Key Clinical Staff
|Mrs Meera Ahluwalia||Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry|
|Miss Tanika Gohil||Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry|
|Miss Katie Horisk||Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry|
|Miss Amede Okwesa||Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry|
|Ms Maalini Patel||Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry|
|Mr Ashutosh Sharma||Specialty Dentist|
|Mr Sanjeev Sood||Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry|
|Mr James Wilson||Specialty Dentist|