Oral and Maxillofacial surgery for adults and Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Oral and Maxillofacial surgery for adults

We are a referral service for dental practitioners and GPs at St Helier Hospital, for adult patients with underlying health issues or problematic extractions, dental phobics or anxieties. This includes extractions, apicectomies and soft tissue mouth biopsy.

We offer local anaesthetic in the department as well as day surgery for sedation and general anaesthesia. Patients requiring inpatient care, including overnight stays, will be transferred to St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

We care for the head and neck (externally), which includes surgery for skin lesions, such as skin cancer.

We work closely with the accident and emergency (A&E) department for trauma, including facial lacerations (torn ragged wound) and fractures of the bones of the face.

We also offer access to orthognathic (jaw) surgery.

Meet the team

  • Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial Department clinical team

  • Mr Andrew Stewart - Head of Department, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Mr Rahul Jayaram - Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon 
  • Ms Chloe Bass, Specialty Doctor, Oral and Maxillofacial Department
  • Mr Fabio De Santis, Specialty Doctor, Oral and Maxillofacial Department
  • Mr Harjinder Nagah, Specialty Doctor, Oral and Maxillofacial Department
  • Ms Harpreet Sirha, Specialty Doctor, Oral and Maxillofacial Department
  • Ms Vanessa Soares, Specialty Doctor, Oral and Maxillofacial Department

Contact details

Email: sthegh.oralandmaxillo@nhs.net

 

Paediatric Dentistry Department

The paediatric dental department for out-patients is co-located with the oral surgery, maxillofacial surgery and orthodontic departments in the Mackenzie Unit at St Helier Hospital. It provides tier III level care for children from local London boroughs and Surrey. The paediatric dental department works closely with the orthodontic department, for treating patients who require multi-disciplinary care, management of complex malocclusions, impacted teeth and hypodontia.  

The out-patient dental department at St Helier hospital comprises 5 dental chairs with access to digital radiography services for both adults and children. 

Paediatric Dentistry Department clinical team

Ms Monika Ivanova, Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry

 

Orthodontic department

The Orthodontic department for out-patients is co-located with the oral surgery, maxillofacial surgery and paediatric dental departments in the Mackenzie Unit at St Helier Hospital. It provides secondary care orthodontics for children and adults. The Orthodontic department works closely with the paediatric dental, oral surgery and maxillofacial teams for treating patients who require multi-disciplinary care, management of complex malocclusions and facial deformity.

The Orthodontic department at focuses on the diagnosis, treatment planning of secondary care orthodontics for the treatment of complex multi-disciplinary cases at level 3b. The department provides out-patient care for children, adolescents and adults.

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