Your child's appointment with dental services

This section explains what you can expect when your child comes for their first dental appointment.

All of our new patients are assessed at one of our consultant/specialist led clinics. These are usually held every day, Monday-Friday.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

Please call us on 020 7188 7188 extension 50202.

Please tell us as soon as possible so we can offer your appointment to another patient.

Before your appointment

Please complete the children's medical history form (PDF 250Kb).

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, we may not be able to see you.

We make every effort to see you on time. For your first visit, please allow up to three hours for your appointment. 

At your appointment


Our new patient clinics allow you to have a consultation with a specialist or consultant in children's dentistry.

If your child needs further investigations, these will be discussed with you. For example, your child may need:

  • x-rays
  • clinical photographs
  • blood tests.

Some of these may be carried out on the same day as your appointment, but you may need an appointment in another department for other tests.

We may also ask you to have some tests before coming to the clinic for a review appointment.

After your appointment

Most patients receive a diagnosis on the day of their appointment and treatment options will  be discussed with you. If your child needs treatment in the department, future appointments will be arranged for this.



Other dental services




For new appointments and follow-up appointments, please call 020 7188 8006.

For general enquiries, please call the Dental Centre general manager 020 7188 7188, extension 54359.

How to find us

Department of Children’s Dentistry
Ground floor, South Wing
St Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 9EH

Map of Ground Floor, South Wing (PDF 138Kb)