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Dental and Orthodontics

placeholder8Paediatric Dentistry is the practice of teaching and research into the comprehensive and therapeutic oral health care for children from birth to adolescence, including care for children who demonstrate intellectual, medical, physical and psychological and/or emotional problems

The Department of Paediatric Dentistry (C1) at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is a secondary referral centre for children and adolescents. We see a whole range of children from those with special needs to those with medical and physical disabilities. We are also able to provide a full range of oral health care for anxious children, this may include treatment under local anaesthetic with concomitant use of behavioural management skills. Treatment under general anaesthesia can be provided if deemed necessary because of various medical or behavioural problems. We run a 24 hour on call service for children who have suffered trauma or have serious dent-alveolar infection.

The Paediatric Dentistry Department has two NHS Consultants and one NHS Specialist Registrar and one Honorary Specialist Registrar. Outpatients are seen in C1, whilst inpatients largely managed as day cases.

The Department works closely with the Oral/Maxillofacial Unit, Regional Cleft Lip and Palate Unit and the Orthodontic Department.

Your comments and experiences

  • As Family support Workers myself and a colleague supported a young lady we work with to attend an appointment with her mum. This young lady has an autistic diagnosis, Learning difficulties and can display severe challenging behaviour. She also has no verbal communication skills. We were extremely impressed by the offer from medical staff to come and examine her in the car park on the mini bus. This individual approach made the whole experience easier and more manageable for all involved in particular the young lady and her mum. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Miss Lee and her team. Even though we are a disability support team we have never come across such a flexible, individualised approach when attending medical appointments with families.

  • My daughter was treated really well in the a&e at the new alderhey. The dental dr was very nice, explained all the risks to us and was very reassuring during the procedure. I think his name was Amit. What struck me was his professional and friendly attitude towards other staff that is not always seen. The nurse that helped was lovely too. Would highly recommend.

  • My son Jack attended on Wed 7th Oct and the following Tues. 13th for a minor procedure and throughout Dr. Amit Dattani and staff was brilliant, he put Jack at ease from the off, as he was quite nervous prior. He talked us through everything and explained it all to Jack in a manner that was easy for him to understand. Thank you so much for making a little boy happy!

  • I attended the dental dept in the early 60 then up to 1979 I was under mr knowles and what I remember he was a lovely man and also mr littlewood I’m hoping to do voluntary work at alder hey in the future as I’d love to give something back to all the other depts I was under as well Thank you

  • I had to have an operation to repair the way my teeth looked, and i had serious anxiety about the operation, i was scared about everything because i have never had an operation before, thanks to the Dental Team at Alder Hey, they helped me through my darkest moment in my Teenage Life! I couldnt thank them enough for helping me, i give 10/10 for both support, medical help, and caring! Top Marks to everyone, especially my surgeon who lead the operation, Rod Llewelyn, youve done a fantastic job! I will never forget how much you have done for me, im glad you were my surgeon!

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