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.


The Gillies Unit, Level 2 B-Block, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Frognal Avenues, Sidcup, DA14 6LT

For GPs and referrers

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

Email: kch-tr.DWLO@nhs.net

Referral Telephone number: 020 3299 4988

Post: The Gillies Unit, Level 2 B-Block, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Frognal Avenues, Sidcup, 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.

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.

This includes injuries to and diseases of the pulp and periradicular region, that cannot be undertaken in practice, for example, 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