Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialty that requires consultants to hold degrees in both medicine and dentistry.
The specialty treats diseases of the mouth, jaw, face and neck as well as management of facial trauma.
Our surgeons frequently work alongside other specialists including orthodontists, oncologists, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons and ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons, diagnostic services and community dental services.
Our children and young people’s service provides care for children with the following conditions:
- General oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Severe facial/dental abscess
- Facial fractures
- Facial soft tissue injuries
- Complex dental extractions
- Pre-orthodontic surgery
- Dentofacial deformity
- Oral muscosal diseases
- Salivary gland disease
The service has access to the latest modalities of imaging with a Cone Beam CT Scanner (CBCT) on The James Cook University Hospital site. This offers the possibility of detailed examination of the developing dental and facial skeleton in children.
We have a maxillofacial and orthodontic laboratory on site at James Cook. This equipped with state of the art IT software with 3D image manipulation, 3D intra-oral and extra-oral scanners and 3D printers.
The laboratory works extremely closely with all the clinicians in providing care for our young patients.
Where to find us
Our department is located along the main corridor at James Cook between the south entrance and Costa Coffee. All our consultants provide children and young people’s surgical care.