The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Our Services

Oral and facial rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients

Rehabilitation of oral function and dento-facial appearance after cancer surgery and radiotherapy. We work with an oncology Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) in collaboration with a wide range of clinicians including oncologists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Our restorative dentistry team may assess your dental health prior to any treatment to reduce the risk of dental complications. If you have teeth removed as part of your cancer treatment you may be referred back to the restorative department to help with your dental rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation of patients with developmental dental defects

Reconstruction of oral function, dento-facial appearance and replacement of missing teeth of patients born with very few teeth (Hypodontia), patients with oral developmental defects (e.g. cleft lip & palate) and patients born with disorders affecting the development of teeth causing unusually small, discoloured, pitted or grooved teeth (e.g. Amelogenesis imperfecta). Treatment may require a combined approach with orthodontic braces and restorative treatments.  If appropriate we will assess your needs in a joint clinic with restorative, orthodontic and paediatric dental consultants.

Rehabilitation of trauma patients

Reconstruction of the oral and dental tissues following damage due to significant injury. Treatment may require a combined approach alongside oral and maxillofacial surgery and orthodontic teams. 

Specialist Endodontic treatment

Specialist advice and treatment planning of Endodontic (root canal) problems. In certain cases specialist treatment is offered if considered out of the scope of general practitioners such as apical surgery (tooth root surgery) and complex endodontic treatment of strategic teeth.

Specialist Periodontics treatment

Specialist advice and treatment planning of periodontal (gum) diseases. Specialist treatment is offered to selected cases based on the severity of the gum disease and cases that may require gum surgery.

Specialist Prosthodontics treatment

Specialist advice and treatment planning of broken down teeth, replacement of missing teeth and teeth damaged by tooth grinding and acid erosion. Specialist treatment is offered to the priority patient groups. On rare occasions patients may be accepted, who are outside the normal patient priority groups. This is dependent upon the educational needs of the postgraduate clinical training programmes, and cannot be guaranteed.

Teaching dental professionals

The restorative dentistry department plays a key role in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate dental professionals in partnership of School of Dentistry (University of Leeds). It also provides postgraduate clinical training including dental foundation, dental core training and specialist training in partnership with Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber.

Clinical research

The restorative dentistry department contribute to internationally renounced research in collaboration with The Translational and Clinical Research Unit and the School of Dentistry (University of Leeds).