We provide a highly specialised restorative dentistry service for adults and children. The service is based at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup.

We treat conditions including:

  • missing teeth (hypodontia)
  • cleft lip, palate and head and face problems
  • jaw problems (temporomandibular joint dysfunction)
  • wasting of the bony socket that holds teeth (resorbed alveolar ridges), making it difficult to wear dentures
  • severe tooth wear or abnormal tooth formation such as amelogenesis/dentinogenesis imperfecta
  • severe gum disease/overgrowth.

Preparing for your appointment

  • Referrals to our service are made by your GP or dentist.
  • You have your first appointment in our outpatient clinic. We do not accept everyone for treatment. We may ask you to return to your dentist with a treatment plan.
  • You must be registered with a dentist who provides you with routine dental care.

Contact

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

Please send a referral letter, which includes patient and practice details, to the Restorative Dentistry 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

Referral criteria

Patients must have healthy teeth, good oral hygiene and be registered with a dentist who they see for routine care before they start treatment.

We currently accept referrals for:

  • hypodontia
  • cleft lip and palate and craniofacial abnormalities
  • oncology.

Advisory service

We can offer an advisory (and some treatment) service for the following specialties:

Fixed and removable prosthodontics
This deals mainly with the prosthetic replacement of hard and soft tissues using crowns, bridges, dentures and implants, including patients with severe tooth wear and amelogenesis/dentinogenesis imperfecta. Please note that the provision of implant therapy is subject to NHS implant guidance RCS.

Periodontology
This includes the treatment of patients with severe gum disease (BPE scores of 3 and 4), bone and soft tissue grafting around teeth, dental implants, and drug-induced gingival overgrowth.

Endodontics
This includes injuries to and diseases of the pulp and periradicular region, that cannot be undertaken in practice, eg complex root curvature, perforations, separated instruments, apicectomies.

If you require a consultant opinion and advice on treatment planning for restorative patients, please provide the following documentation with your referral letter:

  • full medical history
  • comprehensive periodontal charting (BPE score)
  • appropriate diagnostic radiographs.