Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Services
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery deals with the diagnosis and
treatment of diseases, abnormalities and injuries affecting the
mouth, face and jaws.
A wide range of oral surgical operations are carried out on both
an out-patient and in-patients basis at the University Dental
Hospital or Manchester Royal Infirmary. Procedures include the
removal of teeth and roots, surgical removal of wisdom teeth,
dental implant operations and soft tissue surgery. These are often
undertaken with local anaesthetic or conscious sedation.
More major operations, including those for salivary gland
disease, trauma, jaw joint operations, facial deformity or cancer,
advanced implant treatment, nerve repairs or bone grafting are
carried out on an inpatient basis under general anaesthetic at the
Manchester Royal Infirmary.
Child patients may have treatment at either the University
Dental Hospital of Manchester or Saint Mary's Hospital.
Admission is via direct referral from either you General Medical
Practitioner (GP) or General Dental Practitioner (Dentist).
University Dental Hospital
Manchester Royal Infirmary
9am-5pm - Monday to Friday - clinics by appointment only.
By phone: Monday to Friday 9-5pm.
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 6666.
Fax: +44 (0)161 275 6776
By post: Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University
Dental Hospital of Manchester
Higher Cambridge Street,
. M15 6FH
Professor Paul Coulthard - Hon Consultant
Professor Julian Yates - Hon Consultant
Dr Alka Saksena - Consultant
Mr Erik Andressen - Associate Specialist
Several of the team are involved in key areas of research,
teaching and healthcare governance:
Professor Coulthard is Dean of the Dental School and has an
international reputation in pain/anxiety control and has also been
involved in publishing several Cochrane Systematic Reviews.
Professor Julian Yates has an established track record in
research including the management of trigeminal nerve injuries and
using modern manufacturing technologies in skeletal/facial
reconstruction. He has also been involved in publishing several
Cochrane Systematic Reviews.
Dr Saksena has an interest in patient safety and governance. She
has recently led on a Surgical Site Checklist to improve patient
safety and has been listed as a finalist in the national Patient