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Helen Petersen

Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Oral Surgery


BDS, (Hons), MFDS RCS (eng), TLHPE (FHEA) MOral Surg RCS (Eng), PhD

Special Interests:

Paediatric Oral Surgery, wisdom teeth, implants and bone grafting, IV sedation, facial pain.


Helen Petersen graduated from Bristol University and went on to undertake vocational training, community and Maxillofacial positions in South Wales. As one of the first NIHR Academic Clinical Fellows (ACFs) in the country, Helen was awarded a prestigious Research Training Fellowship from The Wellcome Trust to complete her PhD entitled 'Streptococcus' induced thrombus formation. After being awarded her PhD, Helen joined UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London as an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery. She completed her specialist training and gained entry to the specialist list in Oral Surgery. Following this, she went on to work in a Maxillofacial Department in a busy district general hospital, before joining CMFT in February 2016. Her day to day work involves seeing patients with complex medical needs for treatment under local and general anaesthetic and IV sedation. She also leads the paediatric surgical service for the Oral Surgery Department. Helen also works for the University of Manchester for one day a week teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate masters students in Oral Surgery.