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Maxillofacial surgery


  • Head and neck outpatients, level 2, Kings Treatment Centre, Royal Derby Hospital
    (best entrance - King's Treatment Centre entrance 6)
  • Head and Neck Inpatients, Ward 307, Level 3, Royal Derby Hospital(best entrances - main entrance & 9)
  • Daycase Surgery, Level 3, King's Treatment Centre, Royal Derby Hospital                                                                                                         (best entrance - King's Treatment Centre entrance 6)


The Maxillofacial Unit offers a comprehensive service relating to conditions of the face, mouth and jaws, including a routine assessment and treatment service for common oral surgical conditions.

Our consultants treat a range of conditions, including facial injuries, head and neck cancers, salivary gland diseased, facial deformities, facial pain, temporomandibular (jaw) disorders, impacted teeth, cysts and tumours of the jaws, as well as mouth ulcers and infections. 

The five consultant surgeons are supported by a dedicated team of doctors, some of whom are qualified dentists undertaking further training, maxillofacial trained nursing staff and specialist dental nurses and maxillofacial laboratory staff.  In addition there are close links with the orthodontic specialists.  All staff members are dedicated to providing patients with first class care.

This comprehensive service includes:

  • Facial soft tissue surgery including cosmetic facial surgery, eg moles, sebaceous cysts, basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas.

  • Dento-alveolar surgery and oral soft tissue surgery is undertaken in our purpose-build outpatients department or the day case unit.

  • Major head and neck malignancy surgery with primary reconstruction by microvascular tissue transfer.

  • Salivary glad surgery for both benign and malignant disease.

  • Facial deformity surgery which is undertaken on a multidisciplinary team basis.

  • Management of temporomandibular (jaw) joint disorders including prosthetic joint replacement.

  • All forms of facial trauma, soft tissue and bony injury.

  • Oral osseointegrated implantology (bone anchorage of oral prosthesis)

  • Surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea. 

  • Paediatric maxillofacial surgery.

  • Management of facial pain.

We do not, however, carry out any routine dentistry such as filling, crowns, bridges or dentures.

The NHS Direct Helpline can help you to find information if: 

You  need to register with an NHS dentist or you are an unregistered patient who needs emergency dental treatment .

NHS Direct website

 Telephone: 0845 4647

(If you are registered with an NHS dentist, you should contact them first.)


British Association or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - Information Leaflets