Professional background

Hana Cho is a consultant in special care dentistry at Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals, UCLH. She qualified from University of Bristol in 2012. She obtained Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2013), Diploma in Special Care Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2019), and Master’s in Clinical Research (2019). She completed NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship at UCL/UCLH, prior to obtaining Diploma of Membership in Special Care Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2020).

She has worked in a range of dental specialties and settings prior to being appointed as a consultant in special care dentistry at UCLH. Her current role involves dental management of adults who are medically compromised, adults with learning disability, and those who require additional behavioural management.

She is actively involved in education and research, and has contributed to national clinical dental guidelines on the oral management of oncology patients as a co-author and acknowledged as a reviewer for dementia friendly dentistry.

Research interests

Dental management of patients who are medically compromised.


Peer-reviewed Articles 

  • Leira Y, Cho H, Marletta D, Orlandi M, Diz P, Kumar N, D’Aiuto F. Complications and treatment errors in periodontal therapy in medically compromised patients. Periodontology 2000 2022;00:1–23. (Hana Cho and Yago Leira contributed equally to the manuscript) 
  • Cho H, Kumar N. Dental management of a patient with head and neck cancer: a case report. British Dental Journal 2019; 227: 25-29. 
  • Cho H, Kumar N. Cold agglutinin disease and its implications for dental treatment. Special Care Dentist 2019; 39(4):435-440. 
  • Doughty J, Cho H, Kumar N. The gastric pacemaker and its implications for dental treatment. JDOH 2017; 18(4): 132-137. 

Clinical Guidelines 

  • RCS Eng / BSDH. The Oral Management of Oncology Patients Requiring Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy and/or Bone Marrow Transplantation. RCS Eng / BSDH, 2018.  
    • Contribution: Co-author 

  • Faculty of General Dental Practitioner (FGDP). Dementia Friendly Dentistry: Good Practice Guideline. FGDP, 2017. 
    • Contribution: Reviewer; acknowledgement for contribution in review process 

Other Publications 

  • Kumar N, Cho H. The Importance of Dental Care. UK Thalassaemia Society Magazine 2020: 133: 34-39. 
  • Kumar N, Cho H, Tilbury K, Clohessy S. Development of an oral care protocol for inpatients – a Quality Improvement Project. Connect 2018: 3: 25-27.