What we do
We diagnose and treat mouth and jaw conditions that do not need surgery. These include:
- abnormalities of the lining of your mouth
- white or red or pigmented patches
- lumps and bumps
- pain in your face, jaw or mouth
- mouth dryness and salivary gland disorders.
We see patients with suspected oral cancer within two weeks of referral.
We also carry out research into subjects like:
- oral cancer in young people and the care they receive
- oral cancer screening tests
- using laser technology to remove precancerous sores (oral leukoplakia).
We do not treat mouth injuries or common dental disorders such as tooth and gum disease. These are treated by other services at King's Dental Institute.
Preparing for your appointment
Please bring to your appointment:
- a referral letter from your GP or dentist
- a completed medical history form
- the name and address of your GP or dentist (GP if referred by your dentist, dentist if referred by your GP).
Ground floor, Dental Institute, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
- Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 2872
Conditions we treat
- oral ulcers/ulceration
- lumps and swellings of the oral cavity (including lymphadenopathy)
- white and red patches (including lichen planus and oral submucous fibrosis) suggestive of potentially malignant disease or malignancy
- stomatitis (including candidosis) and chelitis (or cheliosis)
- pigmentary conditions of the oral mucosa
- facial pain and burning mouth symptoms
- dry mouth or other symptoms related to salivary gland disease.
Additionally we offer urgent two-week appointments for:
- oral ulcer/lump that has lasted more than two weeks and is unexplained/ persistent and unresolved following the removal of an obvious local cause(s) considered suspicious of a malignancy
- a persistent oral ulcer associated with unexplained tooth mobility not associated with periodontal disease
- an acute episode of severe and somewhat generalised oral ulceration in lips, mouth or oro-pharynx
- any patient with a blistering disease that leads to oral ulceration.
Booking a patient at King's
GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.
Other ways to refer
Complete the referral form below. GPs should refer via e-RS. We do not accept referrals to the facial pain clinic via e-RS. Patients with facial pain should be advised to see their dentist, who can refer them to the service if no dental cause for the pain is identified.
Dentists and other referrers should email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post it to:
The Dental Institute
Central Referrals Office
King's College Hospital
London SE5 9RS
- For suspected cancer use the 2 week wait referral pathway.
- For other urgent referrals, complete the referral form below and email it to email@example.com, or discuss with the consultant you are referring to.
For other enquiries, phone the Department Clinical Secretary on 020 3299 2872.
Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:
Key Clinical Staff
|Dr Shahid Chaudhry||Consultant|
|Dr Emma Hayes||Consultant|
|Mr Timothy Poate||Consultant|