Dental Services

Oral Healthcare Unit

The Oral Healthcare Unit is based at the Freeman Hospital and provides specialist oral healthcare and advice for child and adult patients with congenital heart disease - this includes patients who require, or have had a heart transplant.

It is important that patients with heart conditions maintain good dental health to reduce the risk of infections which can affect their health and well being. For example, infective endocarditis.

Screening programme

The unit provides a screening programme to assess patients' dental health and provide appropriate preventive advice. The dental co-ordinator can also assist in finding a regular dentist for those patients who do not already have one.  

Some patients may require General Anaesthetic (GA) for their dental treatment. Those with complex heart problems may require such treatment to be completed at the Freeman Hospital. 

You can get more information about congenital heart disease and heart transplants at the following websites:

Our team

Our team is made up of:

  • Dr Michelle Moffat, Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry - part-time providing two Monday morning and Wednesday morning sessions.
  • Dr Graham Walton, Associate Specialist in Restorative Dentistry - part-time providing one session on Thursdays
  • Geraldine Haddow, Dental Co-ordinator - full time - Monday to Friday. Tel: 0191 244 8230

More information

For more information, you can contact one of our senior dental nurses on:

  • Tel: 0191 233 1085
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