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I am an accredited specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine. I have been in private practice at Spire Bushey, Spire Harpenden and Bishops Wood Hospitals since 1990. I left the NHS in September 2011 to work solely in private practice.
For 21 years I was an NHS Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon working at Mount Vernon, Watford, Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals. This busy consultant practice provided me with extensive experience in managing both adults and children presenting with a broad range of acute and elective conditions affecting the jaws, teeth, salivary glands, orbits, cheekbones and soft tissues of the mouth face and neck.
I regularly held joint clinics with Orthodontists, Plastic Surgeons and speech therapists to manage patients with both cleft and non cleft facial deformity; with a Dermatologist to manage intra-oral mucosal conditions and skin lesions of the head and neck; and with Oncologists to manage cancer of the head & neck, including parotid tumors. I was a core member of the Mount Vernon Cleft team and the Head & Neck Cancer MDT. In the last three years of my NHS consultant practice I was a lead surgeon for facial trauma at Northwick Park Hospital and had a weekly trauma clinic and theatre list. I regularly used the CO2 laser to treat lesions in and around the mouth and continue to do so.
Throughout my NHS Consultant career I was involved in the education and training of surgical trainees, primary care practitioners and professions allied to medicine. I was appointed by the London Deanery as training program director in North West London and subsequently for 7 years as Chair of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Higher Surgical training committee for London and the South East of England, responsible for organising training for approximately a third of the UK's OMFS trainees. I was Postgraduate Dental Tutor at Mount Vernon Hospital for 15 years organising and running courses for dental practitioners. I was an examiner for the final part of the Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons. I continue to give educational lectures.
I was responsible for proposing and establishing the North West London Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service network based at Northwick Park Hospital. One of the largest Oral & Maxillofacial Units in the UK.
Areas of interest
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and all Oral Surgery. I am an expert in the removal of impacted teeth, wisdom teeth, buried roots, cysts and other jaw lesions; Mouth and lip lesions; the diagnosis and treatment of Facial Pain; Temporomandibular joint pain, clicking, locking (TMJ); The removal of facial skin lesions including skin cancer / tumors ; Facial Plastic Surgery; Salivary gland disease, stones; Bone grafts for implants and sinus lifts; Oral medicine; sore mouth, mouth ulcers; I regularly treat both adults and children;
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Distinction in Pathology and Microbiology
Level 8 Clinical Excellence Award
Courses offered to GPs
Common Oral Lesions - Identifying and managing them.
These figures are self reported and over the past 25 years.
Readmission Rate 0%
Postoperative Infection Rate <0.5%
- BDS University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1973
- FDSRCS The Royal College of Surgeons of England 1977
- MB BCh Welsh National School of Medicine 1982
- FRCS The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1987
- Higher Surgical Training University Hospital of Wales 1983
- Higher Surgical Training St Thomas' Hospital London 1985
- Higher Surgical Training The Royal Surrey County Hospital 1987
- Higher Surgical Training St George's Hospital London 1989
- Higher Surgical Training St Richard's Hospital Chichester 1990
- Experience & Training in Head & Neck Cancer Surgery Cancer Institute Maharagama Sri Lanka 1988
- Experience & training in Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery Region Hospital Centre Nantes France 1989
Details of entry to specialist register
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 1996
- Oral Surgery, 2000
- Oral Medicine , 2000
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
British Medical Association
British Dental Association
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- BMI Bishops Wood Hospital Rickmansworth Road...
- 17:30 - 19:30
- 01923 835814
- Spire Bushey Hospital, WD23 1RD
- 18:00 - 20:30
- 020 8901 5555
- Spire Harpenden Hospital, AL5 4BP
- 09:30 - 12:30
- 01582 763191
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