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Scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Suregry

Welcome to Poole Hospital Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Services. We are a surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the face, jaws, neck and mouth.

The scope of our service is extensive and includes the management of various cancers of head and neck and reconstruction, facial skin cancers, facial disproportion or deformity surgery (eg. Orthognathic surgery, ear reconstruction), obstructive sleep apnoea surgery, cranio-facial trauma, salivary gland diseases, jaw joint disorders (eg TMJ replacement), facial aesthetics secondary to trauma, facial re-animation surgery, oral medicine (eg severe oral ulcers, infections, facial pain & diseases affecting the mouth) and oral surgery (eg removal of impacted wisdom teeth, canines and difficult teeth, surgical exposure of canines, cystic lesions of the jaws).

Thespecialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is unique in being the only surgical specialty, requiring dual qualification in medicine and dentistry as well as post-graduate qualifications in surgery. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons work in multi-disciplinary teams alongside other specialists including: Dermatology,  Orthodontic, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Radiology, Restorative , Respiratory,   Neurology, and  Histopathology Consultants.         


What type of treatment is provided?

The following types of treatment are undertaken:

  • Treatment of head and neck cancers
  • Reconstruction of head & neck
  • Orthognathic Surgery – surgically moving the jaws
  • Craniofacial Trauma – treating fractures and lacerations
  • Treatment of neck lumps and salivary gland swellings
  • Treatment of jaw joint disorders
  • Dentoalveolar surgery – difficult tooth extractions
  • Oral Medicine – ulcers and infections of the mouth
  • Diagnosis and treatment of facial pain
  • Orbital/ Zygomatic and Dental Implants in conjunction with Restorative Dentistry – for patients who fulfill Commissioning Guidelines and the Hospital Protocol 
  • Combined clinics with Orthodontic Consultants to manage complex facial growth disproportions and deformity.         

Is there any cost for OMFS treatment?

There is no cost for NHS treatment.

How can I be seen in the OMFS department?

Your medical GP or dentist must refer you to the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department where you will be seen under the care of one of the four consultants.





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There are a number of information leaflets available, which can be downloaded from the BAOMS website


Prof V Ilankovan 
Consultant in Oral &  Maxillofacial Surgery

Mr A Kusanale

Consultant in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Miss C T Lwin

Consultant in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Mr P L Ramchandani

Consultant in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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