Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery corrects a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.

The specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is unique due to the fact that it requires a dual qualification in medicine and dentistry and is a recognised international specialty which within Europe is defined under the medical directives.

The scope of the specialty is extensive and includes the diagnosis and management of facial injuries, head and neck cancers, salivary gland diseases, facial disproportion, facial pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, impacted teeth, cysts and tumours of the jaws as well as numerous problems affecting the oral mucosa such as mouth ulcers and infections.