Dr Kay Hood
Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry
BDS, FDSRCPS (Glasg), MScD, FDS Paed Dent, PhD
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
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.