New oral and maxillofacial centre of excellence arrives in the HSMA

NEWS - 28TH MAY 2021

The Centre for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is opening within the relaunched Harley Street Specialist Hospital

A new oral and maxillofacial centre of excellence, in which eight leading consultant maxillofacial surgeons will work together in a state-of-the-art unit, is set to open in the Harley Street Medical Area. Occupying the entire first floor of the new Harley Street Specialist Hospital (HSSH), the Centre for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will contain consulting rooms, an operating theatre, and a suite of diagnostic tools including cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). The team will also have access to on-site 3D printing, used in the planning of complex facial reconstruction and the correction of facial deformity.

The centre will treat an extensive range of conditions of the jaw, mouth, face and teeth, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) conditions. Services will include the surgical removal of wisdom teeth, jaw cyst or tumours; screening for mouth cancer; orthognathic surgery (jaw reconstruction); and dental implants. The team is headed up by the pioneering oral and maxillofacial surgeon Mr Luke Cascarini, previously a head and neck reconstructive surgeon at Guy’s Hospital, who is one of only a few UK consultants able to offer TMJ replacement and arthroscopic TMJ surgery.

Mr Cascarini says: “We have brought together some of the leading global experts in maxillofacial and oral surgery who are dedicated to providing the highest standards of patient care and access to the latest treatments. We aim to provide world-class professional care, combined with the most advanced technology in the calming surroundings of Harley Street Specialist Hospital. With our focus on the patient experience, one of the main benefits is that a person’s entire treatment journey can take place in one location, from the initial consultation through to diagnostics and treatment. Our team includes an oral medicine consultant and reconstructive dentist so we can treat the whole spectrum of conditions.”