Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Our specialty treats diseases of the mouth, jaws, face and neck as well as management of facial trauma.

About our service

This weppage contains useful links to common patient information leaflets that are used throughout the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department. 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialty that requires Consultants to hold degrees in both medicine and dentistry. The specialty treats diseases of the mouth, jaws, face and neck as well as management of facial trauma.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons frequently work alongside other specialists including orthodontists, oncologists, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons and ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons and community dental services.

Oral and maxillofacial assessment and treatment is provided within the Oral and Facial department in Pinderfields Hospital, Dewsbury and District Hospital and Pontefract Hospital by a team of Consultants, Staff Grades, Specialty Trainees and Dental Core Trainees.

We provide a 24/7 emergency service based at Pinderfields General Hospital. Senior staff also provide advice for (and in some cases will also attend) emergencies at Pontefract Hospital or Dewsbury and District Hospital.

We are able to accept patients on referral for assessment, advice and treatment. Patients are usually referred by their General Medical Practitioner, General Dental Practitioner or from specialists.

If you have further questions that are not covered in these documents, please contact the department on the numbers provided on this page. 

Orthodontics department

Conditions we treat at our oral and maxillofacial surgery service

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a comprehensive service relating to conditions of the face, mouth and jaws. These include:

Dento-alveolar surgery
This is surgery of the upper and lower jaws; impacted teeth, complex tooth extractions and removal of cysts in the upper and lower jaws.

Oral medicine
Ulcers, infections and diseases of the mouth.

Orthognathic surgery / facial deformity
Orthognathic surgery involves surgically moving the jaws and correction of facial skeletal deformities.  Treatment planning is carried out in conjunction with our orthodontic colleagues.

The treatment of facial trauma; facial lacerations, fractured jaws, orbital fractures, craniofacial trauma and correction of post traumatic deformity.

Skin Cancer
Surgical treatment of skin cancer in the head and neck region. The department is a member of the skin oncology multidisciplinary team. Most treatment is carried out under local anaesthesia but can also be offered under general anaesthesia if required. 

Oral cancer
There is a multidisciplinary approach to head and neck cancer treatment. Combined clinics are held with Maxillofacial Surgery, ENT Surgery, Radiology, Cancer Nurse Specialists, Speech and Language Therapy and dieticians  
The Head and Neck Cancer Service for Mid Yorkshire patients is provided in conjunction with the Head and Neck Cancer Service at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.

Salivary gland diseases
Salivary gland obstruction treatment, benign salivary gland surgery and minimally invasive techniques are provided.

Facial pain
A service for the diagnosis and treatment of facial pain is provided. This is often in combination with physiotherapy and clinical psychology.

Jaw joint disorders
Treatment, including surgery for disorders of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Most patients are seen and treated on an outpatient basis; however, surgery under general anaesthesia is sometimes required. Treatment can be provided under local anaesthesia with or without sedation (for minor surgery and diagnostic surgery), day case general anaesthesia and inpatient general anaesthesia.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery consultants

Mr. S Sah - MBBS, BDS, MFDS, MRCS, RCS (Ed), MSc, FRCS (OMFS) - Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Mr. J Reid - MBCHB, BDS, MFDS, MRCS, RCS (Ed), FRCS (OMFS) - Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Mr. K Corsar - MBBS, BDS, MFDS, MRCS, RCS (Ed), FRCS (OMFS) - Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Mr. M Ho – MD FRCS (OMFS) FEBOMFS DOHNS- Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial/ Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgeon

Mr. M. Anabtawi – MD, BDS, FRCS (OMFS), MRCSI, MFDS - Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial/ Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgeon


Staff Grades

Miss L. Middlefell – BChD, MFDS, M Oral Surg.

Mr. I. McHenry – BChD, MFDS, M Oral Surg.

Mr. I. Suida – BDS, MFDS, M Oral Surg, PG Cert in Medical Education

Miss R El-Nashar – BDS, MFDS

Mr. N. Horisk – BDS, MFDS RCS , PGDip Cons Sed, PGCert Clin Ed

Mr. R. Dodd – BDS, MJDF RCS, PGCert Health Research

Miss B. Cartwright – BDS, MFDS

Advice for referrals

Advice for Dentists


All referrals into the department for assessment, advice and treatment are requested through the Dental Referral Management System for Yorkshire and Humber region. 

Advice for Medical practitioners

Referrals are accepted according to the Directory of Service (eRS).