Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Face-to-face consultations available

Most of our experts are now available for face-to-face consultations at their usual clinics, as well as still offering video consultations. They will be following Covid-19 guidelines for face-to-face consultations. Please get in touch if…
Categories : Clinics, Intensive care, Neuroradiology, News, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics, Updates
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Medical negligence in wisdom tooth or dental implant surgery

Mr Zaid Sadiq, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, discusses the complications and challenges associated with wisdom tooth and dental implant surgery. Problems with the third molars, or wisdom teeth, are extremely common. Often, there is…
Categories : Articles, Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Orthognathic or Temporomandibular Surgery

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is used to treat skeletal deformities of the face that cause misalignment of the jaws and/or teeth as well as treating sleep apnoea patients . These conditions, which cannot be treated with conventional orthodontic procedures, include protrusion…
Categories : Articles, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thought Leadership
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The features of a good medicolegal report - thought leadership series

This thought leadership series focuses on what to look for in a good medico legal report. We explore the importance of finding the right expert, the value a well written medico legal report can add…
Categories : Articles, Cardiology, Intensive care, Medicolegal reports, Neuroradiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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The Prevention and Management of Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment

Unfortunately, oral complications are a common side-effect of cancer treatment. Virtually all patients receiving radiation therapy for head and neck cancers will encounter such issues, while the prevalence in patients undergoing chemotherapy for lesions at…
Categories : Articles, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thought Leadership
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Detailed Evidence Gathering for the Solicitor and the Expert in Medicolegal Reports

In the majority of medicolegal cases, the outcome is dependent on the opinions expressed in experts’ reports. Therefore, these must be based on high quality evidence, particularly in cases where the questions surrounding breach of…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care, Medicolegal reports, Neuroradiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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The Medicolegal Implications of Failure to Diagnose and Delayed Diagnosis of Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancers (HNC) are relatively uncommon, accounting for less than 5% of all cancers, and are generally associated with longstanding tobacco and alcohol use. However, the epidemiology of HNC is changing, which is…
Categories : Articles, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thought Leadership
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Expressing and owning an opinion

In medicolegal cases, it is rare for the legal teams involved to have sufficient specialist knowledge to make a judgement on the medical issues raised by a case. Therefore, they rely on medical experts to…
Categories : Articles, Cardiology, Intensive care, Neuroradiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Assessing Patients with Dental, Cranial or Facial Conditions

In line with most fields of medicine, litigation involving oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) is increasing, as is the amount paid out in compensation (1), although OMFS claims result, on average, in the lowest amount…
Categories : Articles, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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The Use of Video Conferencing in a Healthcare Setting

Video conferencing (VC) allows two or more locations to connect to each other by using real-time two-way video and audio transmission. The use of this type of technology has grown rapidly over the past 15…
Categories : Articles, Dentistry, News, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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