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Dr Kay Hood

Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry


BDS, FDSRCPS (Glasg), MScD, FDS Paed Dent, PhD

Special Interests:

Multidisciplinary management of children with complex medical disorders, syndromes and special needs, cleft lip & palate, dental anomalies & hypodontia, GA & sedation, paediatric oral surgery, advanced treatment of tooth structural defects.


Graduated from Glasgow University Dental School 1990. Held various SHO posts including Max fax, then started Specilaist training in Cardiff in 1993. Following brief tour of duty in Wiltshire Community Dental services as a Senior Dental Officer, I took up a post as a Senior Registrar in Westmead Hospital, Sydney, in 1998. Almost 2 years later, returned to Glasgow as a lecturer and completed my PhD. Returned to the NHS fold and completed Consultant training in Belfast, in 2005. Held locum Consultant post in Chelsea & Westminster Hospital before finally settling as a Consultant in Manchester, in 2006.

My PhD is in 3D facial imaging of cleft infants - early analysis of primary surgery outcomes. I hold an Honorary Clinical Teacher post with Manchester University and have 11 publications to date.

I am Clinical Lead for Paediatric Dentistry in Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and the Dental Hospital.

I am currently the Specialty Advisor for Paediatric Dentistry, North West, Royal College of Surgeons, England.

I am leading the development of Paediatric Dentistry specialist training in Manchester and am acting Training Programme Director for the specialty in the North Western Deanery.