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Date: 09 February 2023
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons frequently work alongside other specialists including orthodontists, oncologists, neurosurgeons, dermatologists and ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons.
The specialty is unique, requiring a dual qualification in medicine and dentistry.
The unit has short waiting times which are continuing to reduce. In addition to the more traditional consultant outpatient clinics we also run specialist lead one-stop clinics where patients receive their initial consultation and treatment at the same visit.
The following types of treatment are undertaken:
The outpatient service at St.Mary's Hospital includes assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
Information about oral health and other conditions which affect the jaw, face and neck are available on the NHS Choices website.