We diagnose and treat mouth and jaw conditions that do not need surgery. We see patients with suspected oral cancer within two weeks of referral. Our service is based at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup.

Conditions we treat include:

  • abnormalities of the lining of your mouth
  • white or red or pigmented patches
  • lumps and bumps
  • ulcers
  • pain in your face, jaw or mouth
  • mouth dryness and salivary gland disorders.

We do not treat common dental disorders such as tooth and gum disease or mouth trauma/injuries.

We are also carry out research such as:

  • oral cancer in young people and the care they receive
  • oral cancer screening tests
  • using laser technology to remove precancerous sores (oral leukoplakia).

Preparing for your appointment

Please bring the following to your first appointment:

  • a completed medical history form
  • the name and address of your GP and dentist
  • a list of your medications.


Queen Mary’s Hospital, Junction 7, Outpatient’s Department, A Block
  • Change/cancel your first (new patient) outpatient appointment only, tel: 01689 865800
  • Change/cancel your follow-up outpatient appointment and questions about your treatment, tel: 020 8308  3193 / 3158 / 3002 / 3004

For GPs and referrers

You can refer using NHS e-Referral, or by sending a referral letter including patient and practice details to the Oral Medicine department using one of the following methods:

Email: kch-tr.dental-QMS-appts@nhs.net

Fax: 020 8308 3188

Post: Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, Frognal Avenue, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6LT