Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Our team of highly skilled surgeons understand the complex skeletal tissue of the face and neck.
We aim to provide patients with the best possible care and support so they can libe better, fuller and longer lives.
The department of oral and maxillofacial surgery is situated near the south entrance at James Cook. It is a new and spacious department providing home to maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and their supporting services; including dental technicians.
About oral and maxillofacial surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery (‘maxillo’ refers to the jaws) is a branch of surgery with roots in medicine and dentistry and which deals with diseases of the mouth, jaws and face and important structures in the area such as the salivary glands and the temporomandibular joints (i.e. the jaw joints). Oral and maxillofacial surgery (sometimes also called ‘maxfac’ or ‘maxfax’ for short) is a highly intricate area, which is important both functionally and cosmetically. For more information visit the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons website.
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons have a dental surgical (FDS) as well as medical surgical (FRCS) qualifications (so called ‘doubly qualified’) together with the appropriate postgraduate professional surgical qualifications (Fellowship of one of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons).
Our oncology team is part of the Northern Cancer Network linking South Tees, Darlington, Sunderland and Newcastle
Patients needing hospital treatment now have a choice about which hospital to go to.
If you would like to visit a specialist at James Cook oral & maxillofacial surgery department, please speak to your GP, your hospital doctor or your general dental practitioner.
Clinics are available at both sites.