Dentistry and maxillofacial surgery

Maxillofacial surgery works closely with restorative dentistry and orthodontic departments to provide joint clinics and to deliver specialist dentistry and maxillofacial surgery care.

Find out more about the service including how to refer

 

Service overview

The service provides outpatient and day case procedures on site at Croydon University Hospital.  All inpatient and emergency treatment is delivered at St George’s Hospital.

 

We treat

Maxillofacial

The service advises people who have been referred for problems affecting the teeth, gums, mouth, jaws, face and neck. The service offer day surgery for:

  • Minor oral surgery under local or general anaesthetic
  • Surgical removal of teeth
  • Biopsies of small lesions in the mouth
  • Surgical dermatology for face and neck cancers (excluding melanomas)

 

Outpatient’s clinics for:

  • Head and neck cancers
  • Facial traumas, both skin lesions and bone fractures
  • Facial deformity
  • Reconstructive surgery of the mouth and jaw

 

Restorative Dentistry

Comprehensive consultation and treatment planning and advice service is available to all appropriately referred adult patients.

Priority is given to patients with congenital or acquired dentofacial defects, requiring the rehabilitation of critical abutment teeth necessary for future dental health (for example following oro-facial cancer or dentofacial trauma) or those needing multidisciplinary care (for example involving the orthodontic unit or maxillofacial surgery department).

The team can offer the following specialist expertise:

  • Adult endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Fixed prosthodontics
  • Removable prosthodontics

 

Patients should have a dentist willing to provide routine treatment and maintenance care during and after specialist treatment. 

Most patients are returned to the referring practitioner with advice on their management. Some cases are treated for the specialist part of their care within the hospital service.

 

Orthodontics

The service is consultant-led and provides a comprehensive advisory service on all aspects of orthodontics offering advanced restorative dentistry, orthognathic surgery or dentoalveolar surgery.

The departments provide an advisory service for people who have been referred with problems which affect the teeth, gums, mouth, jaws, face and neck.

Treatment is available to correct complex problems that need specialist expertise or equipment and is provided on an outpatient or day care basis. The team is linked to the Regional Cleft Service at Guy’s Hospital and carries out the orthodontic component of treatment for local people who have cleft lip and palate. 

Priorities for treatment services are given to joint care with other specialists, patients with significant congenital or acquired oral abnormalities and those with a significant medical history or a disability. Once the specialist component has been delivered, the patient is returned to the primary care provider (usually their own dentist) for continued maintenance. 

Some cases are treated for the specialist part of their care within the hospital service.

 

How to refer

Refer via E-Referrals or use the contact details below

Tel 020 8401 3978

Email ch-tr.headandneck@nhs.net

 

Contact details

Dentistry and Maxillofacial department

Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road

Croydon

CR7 7YE

Tel  020 8401 3978

Email ch-tr.headandneck@nhs.net

 

Consultants

Maxillofacial: Mr Kavin Andi, Mr Mehmet Manisali, Mrs Julia Radecki (Associate Specialist)

Orthodontics: Mr Matt Chia, Miss Sara Stephens

Restorative: Mr Suhail Bhatti (Locum), Miss Ewa Borkowska (Associate Specialist)

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