Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital has its own Dental Service to ensure a good level of oral hygiene for any patients undergoing valve procedures.
Formerly based onsite at LHCH, our Dental Service is now based at the Speke Neighbourhood Health Centre.
Mr P Hardy, Consultant Dental Surgeon
Gillian Fisher, Hygienist (Dip. Dental Hygiene, March 1995, Liverpool - Reg no: 4824)
Janet McGee, Senior Dental Nurse
The Dental Unit is a part-time clinic running Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The Hygienist attends on Wednesdays.
Reception - 0151 295 8836
Our New Home
Speke Neighbourhood Health Centre,75 South Parade, Liverpool, Merseyside, L24 2SF
Dental Service FAQs
Why do I need to see the dentist if I am having heart valve surgery?
It is important your teeth and gums are healthy and there is no evidence of infection, to minimize the serious risk of complications.
Will you carry out all the treatment required?
We will treat the source of infection if you have one and make sure you are dentally fit for you heart valve surgery to go ahead , then you will need to find or return to your own dentist for any routine work to be completed.
In the past I’ve been given antibiotics to prevent infective endocarditis before certain dental treatment, has this changed?
There has been a current change in practice from NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), because medical and dental procedures are no longer thought to be the main cause of endocarditis, so you will not be offered antibiotics (for further information please go to www.nice.org.uk)