Dental Health Unit

We treat children and young people who are under the long term care of a Consultant in the the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and are based in the Out-patient Department on the ground floor. We also have a team working in the Dental Hospital.

Patients may come to us as part of their initial screening, for example when they need an operation, to check there is no sign of infection in their mouth, although others visit on a regular basis when they attend their medical check-ups. We work closely with all of the teams in RMCH including the oncology, cardiac, metabolic and haematology departments. Sometimes our patients might only need a simple procedure but their medical history makes this a bit more complicated and that is when we are here to help. Everyone in the team has lots of experience of caring for young people.


Dental Health Unit
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

Contact Numbers

0161 701 9006 (Reception)
0161 701 9087 (Ali - Departmental Secretary)


RMCH Dental

Dr Kay Hood (Clinical Lead)
Dr Kate Coyle (Paediatric Dentist)
Prof Kevin O'Brien (Orthodontist)

Senior dental team:
Cheryl Rivkin
Allyson Shepherd
Catherine Watts

Senior nurse:
Angela Schofield