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Restorative Dentistry is about restoring someones teeth and mouth after disease or other problems.

This page gives information about the work of this department.

What we do

We provide an advisory service to patients referred by General Dental Practitioners and, as a teaching hospital, we accept a limited number of patients for undergraduate and postgraduate hospital staff and specialist training. Specialists or consultants (staff) also treat patients who fall within certain priority groups.

Restorative waiting times for student treatment are variable and often show seasonal fluctuations relating to undergraduate timetables, student intake and examinations. There are a limited number of staff hygienists, who only see priority cases.

If treatment or patient needs are complex or requires shared speciality care it may be carried out by a consultant on the department.

Other treatments may be carried out by junior staff members or students in training meeting their teaching needs.

Restorative staff will provide a diagnostic and treatment planning service for a wide range of congenital disorders and acquired diseases affecting the mouth, face and jaws. All patients should continue to attend their own GDP for routine and emergency dental treatment whilst awaiting consultation; this includes preventive care and advice.

Acceptance for consultation does not mean that the patient will be accepted for treatment. A treatment plan appropriate for local dentists in primary care will be provided whenever possible. Patients who are having difficulty accessing or finding NHS primary dental care should contact their local PCT, rather than the Dental Hospital.

Restorative treatment such as fillings, crowns etc are NOT provided under sedation.

Only certain priority groups such as post-cancer rehabilitation, severe congenital hypodontia and following severe maxillofacial trauma, may be considered for implants by the NHS at the Dental Hospital.

Treatment by Staff

With the exception of priority groups we will usually accept a small number of patients suitable for specialist training and/or research. Patient expectations regarding treatment at LUDH should not be unrealistically raised as it is more likely that patients will be discharged back to the local dentist with an appropriate treatment plan.

Referral and Waiting Times

NHS referrals will be seen by a consultant on the department and you may have X-rays taken before a diagnosis and treatment plan be completed.

Your dentist may refer you to the Restorative Department for consultation, which may, but not always result in treatment at the Dental Hospital.

Restorative waiting times for student treatment are variable and often show seasonal fluctuations relating to undergraduate timetables, student intake and examinations. There are a limited number of staff hygienists, who only see priority cases.

If treatment or patient needs are complex or requires shared speciality care it may be carried out by a consultant on the department. Other treatments may be carried out by junior staff members or students in training meeting their teaching needs.

Contact Us

You can email appointments at the Liverpool University Dental Hospital here

Telephone us on 0151 706 5253

Or visit us at:

1st and 2nd floor
Liverpool University Dental Hospital
Pembroke Place,
Liverpool, Merseyside
L3 5PS

The Team

Consultant Staff
  • Mr S Barber, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry (Cleft Lip & Palate)
  • Dr E L Boyle, Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry
  • Mr C J Butterworth, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry (Oral Rehabilitation)
  • Dr F Jarad, Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry
  • Dr A Milosevic, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Clinical Lead
  • Miss B Sood, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry
  • Dr A J Preston, Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry
  • Dr P W Smith, Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry
  • Professor C C Youngson, Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry
Senior Nursing Staff
  • Mrs H McEvoy, Dental Nurse Manager
  • Mrs A Heron, Senior Dental Nurse
  • Mrs A Heslin, Senior Dental Nurse
  • Mrs G Myers, Senior Dental Nurse

More Info

When a patient is accepted for an item or course of treatment, the treatment will be provided by the appropriate grade of staff under consultant supervision. Once treatment is complete, the patient will be discharged. Patients undergoing treatment for specific items are at all times still under the care of the local referring GDP/dentist.

Consideration of any further treatment will require referral from the patient’s general dental practitioner.