Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.
The range of conditions managed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons is vast and includes broken jaws, head and neck cancers, salivary gland diseases, facial deformity, facial pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, impacted teeth, cysts and tumours of the jaws as well other problems such as mouth ulcers and infections.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons frequently work alongside other specialists including orthodontists, oncologists, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons and ENT surgeons.
The department is based in the Maxillofacial Unit (MFU), level 0, Horton Wing at St Luke’s Hospital. All outpatient activity takes place here. The majority of inpatient work is based on ward 18 at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
In addition to the more traditional consultant outpatient clinics, we also run specialist-led one-stop clinics where patients receive their initial consultation and treatment at the same visit.
We have a very high standard of clinical care in the unit and we are active in education and research. All of the consultants have published widely in scientific journals and textbooks.
Provision of a high quality maxillofacial surgery service for patients referred to the department with the relevant oral and maxillofacial conditions. Provision of post-graduate training, and continuing professional education in oral and maxillofacial surgery for junior staff within the department and local primary care practitioners where relevant.
Referrals to the Maxillofacial team are from:
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The department provides a high standard of postgraduate teaching and training, mainly due to the junior medical staff within the department but also to GPs (general practitioners) where relevant.
There is a formal weekly training session for the senior house officers within the department and our consultants take part in bi-monthly regional training teaching for specialist registrars.