Provision of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a medical specialty recognised by General Medical Council which combines diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.
This medical specialty is unique in requiring a qualification in both medicine and dentistry and is often seen as a bridge between the two, as OMFS specialists treat conditions that require expertise from both backgrounds. Consultants in OMFS are trained in all areas of practice within the specialty (including the management of Oral Surgery and oral medicine conditions) and many develop sub-specialist interests in more than one field. Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Microbiology are involved in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine patient pathways.
ID Medical have mobilised this unique field of medical specialty under leadership of Dr Andrew Douglas. This service is currently delivered in East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.