Paediatric dentistry  

The department undertakes specialist dental treatment for those under 17 years of age, and deals with the aetiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral disorders; and mouth conditions and teeth of children.  The clinical service encompasses the acute and long term management of:
  • dento-alveolar trauma problems, eg. injuries to the primary or permanent dentition, (A limited number of patients with severe trauma can be seen on the day following the GDPs completion of the attached trauma referral form
  • complex developmental anomalies such as hypodontia, amelogenesis and dentinogenesis imperfecta as well as hypoplasia
  • behaviour management (including use of inhalation sedation, intravenous sedation and general anaesthesia)
  • special care patients
  • those with multidisciplinary treatment needs involving other teams e.g. hypodontia, orthodontic/paediatric and paediatric restorative; oral medicine
  • surgical interventions e.g. impacted canines, supernumeraries, frenectomies, infraoccluded teeth
  • those with complex medical conditions who require dental input prior to their medical intervention e.g. organ transplants, immunosuppressed,
  • caries and behaviour management
  • those who are unable to accept treatment due to age or anxiety, and require either sedation or general anaesthesia for conservation and extractions.
Our patients include:
  • Children with dental trauma, anomalies of the teeth where the number, size, shape or quality is affected
  • Children with special needs and medically compromised
    oral pathology
  • Extremely anxious patients who may need sedation or general anaesthetic, for treatment of caries or orthodontic conditions requiring surgery.

Conditions treated

Integrated  paediatric dental care for secondary and tertiary referrals. Our services covers:

  • Trauma clinic for dental injuries 
  • Patients with special needs and medical conditions 
  • Patients with dental anomalies 
  • Minor oral surgery for pathology or orthodontic treatment 
  • Day stay anaesthesia, intravenous sedation, inhalation sedation combined speciality care for complex dental conditions.

We have the longest established hypodontia clinic in the UK, providing integrated care for patients with developmentally missing teeth. We also have combined clinics with our orthodontic and restorative departments.

Service statistics

7,400 patients are seen annually, of whom approximately 1,200 are new patients and 800 are day cases.

Patient support services

Our outpatients department has a play specialist, paediatric trained dental nurses and dentists. The School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy also offers support.

Patient aftercare

Shared care with general dental practitioner or community dental officer.

Mrs Prabhleen Anand Paediatric dentistry
Mrs Isabelle Holroyd Paediatric dentistry
Miss Adele Johnson Paediatric dentistry
Ms Amanda O'Donnell Paediatric dentistry
Dr Paul Ashley Paediatric dentistry
Dr Susan Parekh Dental services, Paediatric dentistry
Ms Urshla Devalia Paediatric dentistry

 Contact details

Paediatric dentistry
Eastman Dental Hospital
256 Gray's Inn road
London, WCE1 6DB

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3456 1023 / 020 3456 1097

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3456 1023
Fax: 020 3456 2383/2329
Email: edhappts@uclh.nhs.uk

Service manager - Sharon Ball
Email: Sharon.Ball@uclh.nhs.uk

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