Oral surgery 

The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery department focuses on the delivery of care to patients with dentoalveolar needs. Priority is given to patients requiring surgical extraction of teeth including wisdom teeth, and those needing management of complex problems such as cysts and other types of jaw pathology. The department also provides a service for patients with facial injuries (primarily seen in A & E) and trauma to teeth, working closely with the other departments of the Royal National ENT & EDH to deliver an integrated pathway of care for these patients. The Department houses the countries first ever Craniofacial clinic which is operated by a multidisciplinary team. Treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic, as well as intravenous sedation and general anaesthetic for those where this is deemed necessary. The department also accepts referrals for patients with myo-facial pain.

The department follows stringent guidelines in delivering a service for the referral cohort placing the patient needs at the top. Care is delivered through pathways that are audited and quality assessed. The department optimises delivery of patient care in line with education and training.

Conditions treated

We care for patients with:
  • Pathology of the face, mouth, jaws and neck (advice, diagnosis and management)
  • Complex and impacted teeth requiring removal
  • Compromised medical health, requiring extractions
  • Craniofacial and oral defects (bone grafts and reconstruction are undertaken by working with the restorative division)
  • Facial trauma: 24-hour emergency service for patients referred from UCLH’s A&E department
  • Lingual and inferior alveolar injuries
  • Pathology of the face, mouth, jaws and neck (advice, diagnosis and management)
  • Temporomandibular joint problems

Service statistics

23,120 patients are seen annually, of whom approximately 4,300 are new patients, and 3,068 are day cases.


Dr Josiah Eyeson Oral surgery
Mr Tim Lloyd Craniofacial growth and development, Oral surgery
Dr Sonita Koshal Oral surgery

 Contact details

Oral surgery
Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals

47-49 Huntley Street

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 0203 456 7890

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3456 2300
Fax: 020 3456 2383
Email: uclh.referrals.edhappts@nhs.net

Other information

Admission queries:

Follow up/ extraction appointment queries:

Service manager - Nadeem Bashir
Email: nadeem.bashir@nhs.net