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Special Care Dentistry is a service for people who need extra help.

This page gives information about:

  • The work of this department
  • The facilities that are available

What we do

The Special Care Dentistry Department is a purpose-built, fully accessible, modern facility.

The unit offers a Consultant-led service, providing specialist dental care on a referral basis, to those who have a physical, sensory, intellectual, mental, medical, emotional or social impairment or disability, or a combination of these factors. We work closely with our medical colleagues throughout the Merseyside region.

We have close links with the Haematology and Hepatology Departments at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. There is also a shared-care relationship with the Salaried Dental Service.

The unit provides a comprehensive service for Merseyside and Cheshire; Tertiary referrals are also received from other centres in the North West.

We are located on the lower ground floor of the Liverpool University Dental Hospital, with two additional surgeries on the ground floor of the main building.

Our entrance is on Daulby Street, Liverpool, L3 2PS. There are a limited number of car parking bays for blue badge holders on site and the Q-Park car park is situated opposite the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, where a shuttle-bus service is available for those who require it.

There is a drop-off area directly outside the unit.

  • Referrals for consultation
  • Treatment with/without local anaesthesia
  • Treatment with sedation including inhalation/intravenous/transmucosal)
  • General anaesthesia


  • Accessible toilet facilities
  • Hoists
  • Wheelchair platform
  • Moving and Handling aids
  • Lift to other floors
  • Digital X-ray facilities
  • Recovery area


The Team

Key Clinical Staff - (All staff are registered with the General Dental Council or General Medical Council)

Consultants in Special Care Dentistry
Dr. L.P. Longman
Mrs. A. Macpherson

Consultant Anaesthetists
Dr. J. Beattie,
Dr. S. Mitchell
Dr. G. George

Specialist in Special Care Dentistry
Mr. A. Kwasnicki
Mrs. V. Kewley

Staff Hygienist
Mr. G Martin Roger

Key Nursing Staff:
Dental Matron
Mrs. M. Titherington

Dental Nurse Manager
Mrs. A. Welsh

Senior Special Care Dental Nurse/*Learning Disability Champion/Equality & Human Rights
Mrs. C. Cheshire

Senior Special Care Dental Nurse/*Learning Disability Champion
Mrs. C. Vila Bea

Miss G. Spencer


*A LEARNING DISABILITY CHAMPION is a member of staff with a desire to improve health care for patients with a learning disability and a willingness to learn about the national and local learning disabilities agenda.

More Info

The dental hospital is a teaching hospital and we deliver educational programmes to undergraduate and postgraduate students. We work together to provide high quality treatment for our patients. Our team has a keen interest in Special Care Dentistry and our dental nurses are qualified in dental sedation nursing, some also hold the Certificate in Special Care Dental Nursing.

Contact us

You can email appointments at the Liverpool University Dental Hospital here

Telephone us on 0151 706 5253

Or visit us at:

Liverpool University Dental Hospital

Pembroke Place,

Liverpool, Merseyside

L3 5PS

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