Special care dentistry 

Special Care Dentistry is concerned with providing and enabling the delivery of oral care for people with significant impairment or disability. This may be physical, sensory, medical, emotional or social.

We do not provide lifetime dental care but offer shared care with the community dental service.

Immediate / emergency dental treatment should be accessed from the either the community dental service or general dental service.

Acceptance criteria for Special Care Dentistry

Adolescents and Adults (16 years old and over) from the following groups:

  • Patients with severe disability / impairment who cannot be treated solely in the community dental service
  • Special care patients who require general anaesthesia to facilitate dental treatment (out-patient general anaesthetic list)
  • Screening / emergency service for haematology patients under the care of University College London Hospital
  • Patients with anxiety in relation to dentistry who may require behavioural management, hypnosis and/or sedation.

We are currently unable to provide treatment for:

  • Hospitals with whom we do not have a service level agreement (including The Royal Free Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, Whittington Hospital)
  • Patients who can be seen solely within the community dental service
  • Non ambulatory patients requiring a hoist for transfer.
  • Patients who require stretchers for transport to the hospital


Dr Navdeep Kumar Special care dentistry
Miss Fatimah Alsayer Special care dentistry

 Contact details

Special care dentistry
Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
47-49 Huntley Street, London, WC1E 6DG

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3456 1113

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3456 2300
Fax: 020 3456 2383
Email: uclh.referrals.edhappts@nhs.net

Service manager - Fiona Harvey
Email: fiona.harvey3@nhs.net

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