Oral and Maxillofacial

 

Oral and Maxillofacial

Our Oral and Maxillofacial department offers comprehensive treatment of face, mouth, neck and jaw conditions.

The Oral and Maxillofacial department is made up of several related specialties. These are:

Together they form a cohesive, multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality care to patients with a wide spectrum of medical conditions. You can find out more about the conditions treated on their dedicated pages.

At UHMBT our dedicated Maxillofacial laboratory provides an important service to our clinical staff. With the added support and expertise of the laboratory staff, our department can constantly strive to improve our service for patients.

The Unit has dedicated nursing staff who ensure they provide an environment in which the safeguarding, interests and well-being of the patients are paramount. 

In addition to the department's clinical staff, the administrative team significantly contribute to the delivery of the service. 

Oral and Maxillofacial Department

Maxillofacial Laboratory Manager and Consultant MPT (Maxillo-Facial Prosthetist & Technologist) Paul Mallett at work in Lancaster.

 

 Reviewed October 2016

 

Contact Details

Oral and Maxillofacial Reception - 01524 583413

Oral and Maxillofacial Glossary

Cutaneous Malignancy - A cancerous growth on your skin

Dentinogenesis Imperfecta - Genetic disorder that causes clear or discoloured teeth

Dentoalveolar - Teeth structure and supporting sockets within the mouth

Endodontics - Study and treatment of the mouth's tissues (pulp)

GDP - This stands for General Dental Practioner, the dentist who you see regularly

Hypodontia - Missing teeth due to their failure to develop

Malocclusion - Misalignment of upper and lower when mouth is closed

Maxillofacial - Conditions that affect the jaw and face

Odontological - Scientific study of prevention and cure of diseases of teeth and tissues

Orthodontics - Dentistry treatment concerned with jaw and teeth alignment

Orthognathic Surgery - Surgery to correct conditions of the jaw and face

Periodontology - Study and treatment of the gums

Prosthodontics - Restoration of teeth through fixed or removable implants, such as dentures or crowns

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) - Pain and restricted movement of the jaw

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