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Oral and Maxillofacial Orthodontics

Welcome to the department

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a surgical specialty dealing with conditions of the face, jaws, neck and mouth. What this really means is that we deal with the diagnosis and management of problems from the upper part of the neck to the skull base, (but not the nasopharynx and larynx which come under Ears, Nose and Throat surgery).

More information on referrals and clinics. 


The outpatient service at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust includes assessment, investigation, diagnosis, and treatment.

Outreach clinics for diagnosis and follow-up and surgical procedures are held weekly at the West Berkshire Community Hospital, Thatcham.


Once outpatient diagnosis is complete, inpatients have their procedures at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford with follow up at Royal Berkshire Hospital. Daycase and local anaesthetic procedures do take place at RBFT.


The department offer treatment for the following:

  • Dentoalveolar surgery (tooth extractions)
  • Oral medicine (ulcers and infections of the mouth)
  • Orthognathic surgery (surgically moving the jaw)
  • Trauma – treating fractures and injuries
  • Treatment of oral and facial cancers
  • Treatment of neck lumps
  • Treatment of salivary gland diseases
  • Diagnosis and treatment of facial pain
  • Treatment of jaw joint disorders
  • Diagnosis and management of cleft lip and palate
  • Management of craniofacial conditions


The Orthodontic Department works closely with the maxillofacial (and plastic surgeons for cleft palates). Only treatment for complex cases takes place within the hospital.

How to find us

Park in the multi-storey car park in Craven Road. Join the Main Entrance Block at level 2. Turn right past reception, passing the shops (signed All Wards and Departments). At welcomers desk, turn left and continue along the main link corridor. The department is to the left of the coridoor.


Useful contacts

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics

South Block
Royal Berkshire NHS
Foundation Trust
London Road
Reading RG1 5AN

Tel: 0118 322 8978



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