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Oral and Maxillofacial

Oral and Maxillofacial

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) is a surgical speciality dealing with diseases and conditions of the face, mouth, neck and jaws, as well as structures related to those areas e.g. the salivary glands etc. Management of this region requires extensive knowledge of oral medicine and surgery, general medicine and maxillofacial pathology.

Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons are unique as they are dually qualified with both medical and dental degrees plus
post-graduate qualifications in surgery. Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons are uniquely trained to treat conditions such as head and neck cancer, facial disproportion or deformity, facial trauma, salivary gland disease, jaw joint disorders, facial skin cancers, facial aesthetics and all conditions affecting the mouth, teeth and jaws.

The L&D has eight Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, one Consultant Oral Surgeon and two Consultant Orthodontists working within a network covering Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and part of Buckinghamshire as well as Junior and Senior Doctors and Dentists in training. The L&D is the centre for OMFS covering in-patients and emergencies for Bedford Hospital, Milton Keynes Hospital, The Lister in Stevenage and the QEII Hospital in Welwyn. All eight surgeons have sub-speciality interests and expertise, as well as managing general oral & maxillofacial conditions. All OMFS surgeons and oral surgeons treat dentoalevolar conditions and perform surgical extractions, as well as treating oral medicine conditions.

Please also see Orthodontics.

Consultants

  • Ali Payam SattarzadehSecond nameSattarzadehBiographyis a Consultant Orthodontist who specialises in diagnosing and treating complex orthodontic patients, particularly in the management of dento-facial deformity and congenitally missing teeth.
  • Andrew CamilleriSecond nameCamilleriBiographyhas a special interest in the treatment of head & neck cancer and reconstruction and salivary gland disease as well as cancer of the facial skin
  • Arun Majumdar Second nameMajumdar Biographyhas a special interest in the treatment of facial deformity, temporomandibular joint disorders and implant surgery
  • Chi-Hwa ChanSecond nameChanBiographyhas a special interest in the surgical treatment of head & neck cancer and reconstruction and salivary gland disease
  • Derek Von ArxSecond nameVon ArxBiographyhas a special interest in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of facial disproportion and deformity
  • Konstantinos KaravidasSecond nameKaravidasBiographyMD,DDS,PhD,FEB(OMFS) Consultant Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon specialising in Head and Neck cancer and Facial reconstruction. Sub-specialty interest in Endoscopic treatment of Obstructive Salivary Gland diseases. Outpatient clinics at Luton and the New QE2 Hospital.
  • Mike SimpsonSecond nameSimpsonBiographyhas a special interest in the treatment of facial deformity, temporomandibular joint disorders and implant surgery
  • Nazan AdaliSecond nameAdaliBiographyis a Consultant Orthodontist who specialises in diagnosing and treating complex orthodontic patients, particularly in the management of dento-facial deformity and congenitally missing teeth.
  • Robert BunyanSecond nameBunyanBiographySpecialist interest; Dento-Alveolar Surgery, Paediatric Oral Surgery, Endodontic Surgery, Implants especially in relation to Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation, Trauma, Facial Cancer Surgery, Osteoradionecrosis and Teaching and Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.