• Cosmetic Treatment
  • Keeping Healthy Teeth
  • Chidren's Dentals Visits
  • Denplan

Baby1At the Dartford Road Dental Centre we accept all child patients into private care only. There is no NHS treatment at our practice. Children are welcome from birth to 18 years of age. At the age of 18 they are seen as adult patients

We regard children as very special and do everything to make their visits enjoyable. Toys are provided in the reception and surgery and baby change facilities are also available.

Dr Amalia Liguori is a registered Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry: GDC number 61978.

We normally recommend regular six monthly check ups for most children, but we may ask you to bring your child every four months if they have any particular problems such as a traumatised tooth or a number of decayed teeth.

As your child grows older, we carry out an Oral Cancer screening at every check up. When the permanent teeth start to erupt, at the age of six, we check for the correct shape, number and form of the teeth. At this stage, the permanent back teeth can be fissure sealed to protect the teeth from decay. If the teeth are crowded or crooked, we may refer your child to an Orthodontist for braces if necessary.

For contact sports we highly recommend your child wears a Mouth Guard which we can provide for them, made to measure. Broken or traumatised teeth from sports injuries can usually be repaired but may require further treatment in the future. In the event of a tooth being forced out of its socket, we can attempt to re-implant it.

In teenagers, we are also trying to prevent erosion which is the loss of enamel caused by acid attack from food and drinks.

At this stage we screen for impacted wisdom teeth, if they require extraction we can arrange this through your local hospital.

Our philosophy is to give pregnant mothers oral health advice for themselves and for the baby before it is even born. In this way, both mother and child can achieve good oral health for life. We are happy to register babies for their first visit as early as six months old when their first teeth appear. It is important to bring babies early to the Dentist so we can give advice on weaning, and tooth brushing. Dental health education in relation to oral health care and products, dietery advice and nutrition is very important at an early age for the prevention of dental decay.

Surgery Opening Hours

Monday 8.00am – 4.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday 8.00am – 4.00pm
Friday 8.00am – 2.00pm
These times may vary

Cancellations
Please help by giving us 24 hours notice to cancel or change an appointment. Patients wishing to change or cancel Monday morning appointments must do so by 1.30 pm on the proceeding Friday. Call 01322 223927 Otherwise a charge will be incurred.
Emergencies
On weekdays, please telephone the practice on 01322 223927 before 9.00am so that we can arrange to see you on the same day. Patients who have an emergency outside normal hours should ring the surgery for information regarding emergency treatment.

Access

The centre is easily accessible for the less able and for wheelchairs. We have a ground floor surgery and disabled toilet facilities.