Conditions & treatments
Oral & Maxillofacial surgery is unique in requiring a dual qualification in medicine and dentistry, and is often seen as the bridge between medicine and dentistry, treating conditions that require expertise from both backgrounds.
A Maxillofacial Surgeon in the UK is qualified in both dentistry and medicine. They are required to have intensive training and must pass fellowship examinations of The Royal College of Surgeons in Dentistry, General Surgery and Maxillofacial surgery.
They specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of any disease affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. This includes surgical dentistry (impacted teeth, dental cysts, dental implants etc), injuries to the face, salivary gland problems, cancers of the head and neck, facial deformity, oral medicine, (ulcers, red/white patches, mouth cancer), facial pain and temporomandibular joint disorders.
Maxillofacial surgeons also specialise in the complex reconstruction in the head and neck. Maxillofacial surgeons also work closely with restorative dentists to plan and place dental implants.
With over 30 years of combined expertise the OMFSP are able to provide outstanding care in all aspects of head and neck surgery including oncological, reconstructive, salivary, mouth, jaw and dental surgery.