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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.

Contact Details:

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, Manchester
. M15 6FH


Professor Paul Coulthard - Hon Consultant
Professor Julian Yates - Hon Consultant
Dr Alka Saksena - Consultant
Mr Erik Andressen - Associate Specialist

Additional Information:

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 Safety Awards.