Who am I?
I am a consultant surgeon in the specialty of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. I am doubly qualified in both Medicine and Dentistry and hold higher fellowships with The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
My NHS practice is based at Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust, Addenbrooke's Hospital where I have been a consultant since 2006. I have special interests in Head & Neck Oncology and adult and paediatric facial trauma (injuries).
I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, The British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and The British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists.
What is OMFS?
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is the surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the face, mouth, jaws, and neck.
It is unique in requiring dual qualification in medicine and dentistry and manages conditions that require expertise drawn from both backgrounds; these include impacted teeth (including wisdom teeth) and jaw cysts, salivary gland problems, head & neck oncology (cancers), facial injuries and oral lesions to name but a few.
As such, it is often regarded as the bridge between medicine and dentistry.
The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown has impacted my private practice significantly. I remain active within the NHS at Addenbrooke's and have restarted my private clinics at the Cambridge Spire Lea Hospital with appropriate safety measures in place.
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