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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides elective and emergency services for the population of North Yorkshire. York is the base where all services are provided. Consultants and junior staff provide out-patient, day surgery care and initial acute management at Bridlington, Harrogate and Scarborough.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the surgical speciality concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. While a medical speciality, oral and maxillofacial surgery requires a dual qualification in medicine and dentistry.

The department manages patients with all oral and maxillofacial conditions with the exception of cleft lip and palate. This includes head and neck cancer, facial skin cancer, facial deformity, salivary gland diseases, facial trauma, dento-alveolar conditions (impacted teeth, cysts, oro-facial infections and tumours of the jaws), temporo-mandibular joint disorders and oral medical conditions.

Meet the team

Name Special interest Contact details
Mr Jim Taylor
(Medical Director)

Head and neck cancer, facial skin cancer, facial deformity and salivary gland surgery

Secretary:
01904 726567
Mr Paul Whitfield
(Consultant Surgeon)
Head and neck cancer, facial deformity (including facial aesthetics) and salivary gland surgery 01904 726567
Mr Aidan Adams (Consultant)

Orthognathic Surgery, Head and Neck Cutaneous Malignancy Surgery, Salivary Gland Surgery

Secretary:
01723 342082
Mr Nick Brown Head and neck malignancy - comprising oral, salivary and cutaneous. Reconstruction involving microvascular free flaps Secretary:
01904 725613
Mr Kanak Patel 01904 726567

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Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the surgical speciality concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.

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Due to the rate of COVID infection rising in the hospital and community, patients and visitors are required to wear a surgical mask or face covering from entering trust premises. Masks and hand hygiene facilities are available at the entrances