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Dr Helen Petersen is an experienced consultant oral surgeon, managing a broad range of surgical conditions. These include removal of teeth, roots, impacted teeth and wisdom teeth, surgical endodontics (apicectomy) and management of cysts of the jaws. Dr Petersen has a particular special interest in the removal/exposure of impacted canines and other teeth, for the provision of orthodontic treatment.
Dr Petersen is also experienced in the diagnosis and management of oral soft tissue conditions, such as ulcers and lichen planus. She spent several years training under a specialist facial pain service, at the world-renowned Eastman Dental Institute and accepts referrals for facial pain conditions.
Dr Petersen treats both adults and children of all ages and is skilled in treating anxious patients, putting them at ease with her friendly and calming demeanour. She currently leads the paediatric oral surgery service for Manchester Foundation Trust, where she is a practicing consultant, receiving referrals from all around Greater Manchester. This role sees her working closely with paediatric dentists, orthodontists, restorative dentists and general practitioners, in the management of her patients.
Additionally, Dr Petersen is a key member of the Manchester Hypodontia Clinic, managing patients with complex dental needs. In recognition of her excellent team working skills and clinical care, she has been awarded two clinical excellence awards.
Dr Petersen has a strong academic record, and is the current Editor-in-Chief of the international journal; Oral Surgery. She has a PhD and has published extensively and presented her research internationally. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, and Programme Director for the Masters programmes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Nationally, she sits on the Council of the British Association of Oral Surgeons, and is an invited examiner for the Overseas Registration Examination.
As a committed educator, Dr Petersen holds a Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. In recognition of her teaching, she is also an accredited Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Member of the Academy of Medical Educators. She teaches postgraduate and undergraduate students, as well as specialist trainees.
Dr Petersen is a General Dental Council registered Specialist in Oral Surgery and Member of the Royal College of Surgeons. She completed her surgical training in South Wales, Bristol and London.
Areas of interest
• Adult and paediatric oral surgery
• Removal of teeth, roots and wisdom teeth
• Exposure/surgical removal of impacted canines and other teeth, for the provision of orthodontic treatment
• Apicectomies (surgical endodontics)
• Soft tissue biopsies
• Tongue tie release
• Diagnosis and management of oral soft tissue conditions such as ulcers and lichen planus
• Management of cysts of the jaws
• Diagnosis and management of facial pain conditions
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Anuraag Guleria Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Oral Surgeon, Manchester University Foundation Trust
Senior Lecturer in Oral surgery, University of Manchester
Innate immunology and and the oral cavity
Bacterial platelet interactions
Spending time with my family
Clinical Excellence Award, Manchester University Foundation Trust
INSPIRE award, Academy of Medical Sciences
Small Grants Scheme, Royal College of Surgeons of England
Start-up grant for Clinical Lecturers, Academy of Medical Sciences
The President’s Prize, Royal Society of Medicine
Research Training Fellowship, The Wellcome Trust
Infection and Immunology
Frontiers in immunology
Thrombosis and Haemostasis
British Dental Journal
Atherosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular Biology
- BDS (Hons) University of Bristol 2005
- MFDS Royal College of Surgeons 2007
- Prof Cert TLHPE (FHEA) Institute of education 2014
- MAcad MedEd Academy of Medical Educators 2019
- PhD University of Bristol 2011
- MOral Surg Royal College of Surgeons 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- Oral Surgery, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons
British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS)
Association of Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABAOMS)
Member of the Academy of Medical Educators
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
General Dental Council
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