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Maxillofacial Service

Our maxillofacial service has an expert team of surgeons, dentists, nurses and dental trainees that treat a large number of children each year. On average, we see around 850 children in outpatients and perform 200 operations per year. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.

Our team works closely with colleagues in Paediatric Dentistry, Craniofacial Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Ear, Nose and Throat and Radiology. We hold regular multidisciplinary clinics alongside these teams to provide the best possible care for our most complex children.

We provide 24-hour cover for all maxillofacial emergencies via the Emergency Department.

The team

The consultants that you could meet when you visit the Maxillofacial department are:

  • Mr Rhodri Williams - Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Mr Andrew Monaghan - Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Mr Kevin McMillan - Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon

Location and facilities

The Maxillofacial department shares outpatient facilities with the Paediatric Dentistry team, located in the Main Outpatients department at the Children's Hospital. If you are asked to attend an outpatient clinic, your appointment will usually be on a Thursday.

If you need an operation, you will often come to us through the Surgical Day Care Unit and you can go home the same day after your operation has taken place. However, some procedures require you to stay in hospital overnight, and you could be asked to come to the Play and Admissions Centre before your operation.

Contact details

We will get in touch with you to remind you of your outpatient appointment and give you the opportunity to rearrange if you can no longer attend. However, if you need to get in touch with us about your appointment or procedure then please use the following contact details:

  • Susan Ruddy (Maxillofacial Medical Secretary): 0121 333 8078
  • Julie Bellfield (Dental Medical Secretary): 0121 333 8142.

Information for professionals

If you are making a referral to our service, please include copies of X-rays, scans etc.