Oral surgery

What we do

We offer a wide range of treatments, including tooth extractions, wisdom tooth surgery, biopsies, root surgery, pre-orthodontic surgery and the management of abnormal changes in mouth tissues.

We specialise in:

  • assessing and managing patients with complicated wisdom tooth problems
  • treating patients with osteoporosis or certain forms of cancer who use bisphosphonate medication to strengthen their bones
  • facial vascular lesions, which are usually seen as redish/purple patches
  • cryosurgery, which freezes abnormal tissue
  • laser surgery
  • apical surgery, where the end of the tooth root operated on, usually when a root filling fails
  • patients whose medical conditions may affect or be affected by dental treatment.

Preparing for your appointment

Assessment appointment

  • You will have any investigations you need, such as x-rays and blood tests.
  • Please bring a list of your current medications.

Treatment appointment

  • If you are having treatment under local anaesthetic or intravenous sedation, please have a light meal before your appointment - you do not need to fast.
  • If you are having intravenous sedation, please follow the instructions we give you carefully. You must bring an escort with you when you have your surgery. Afterwards, your escort should take you straight home, ideally by car. For more information, please read our IV Sedation leaflet, available to download at the bottom of this page.


Fourth floor, Dental Institute, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 3054

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

We offer a wide range of consultant-led services including cryo, laser and apical surgery delivered under local anaesthesia, intravenous sedation and general anaesthesia.

We welcome the referral of patients for surgical extractions, third molar surgery, biopsy, apical surgery, pre-orthodontic oral surgery, facial pain and the management of pathological lesions. We are also happy to receive referrals for patients with complex medical histories.

We specialise in treating medically compromised patients and the assessment and management of those with:

  • complex third molars
  • history of bisphosphonate treatment
  • facial vascular lesions.

Booking a patient at King's

Routine Referrals

For routine referrals, fill in the referral form below and email it to kch-tr.dentalmaillist@nhs.net

If you have any queries about referrals, contact the Dental Waiting List team on 020 3299 4988.

Emergency Referrals

For urgent referrals, fill in the referral form below and email it to kch-tr.dentalmaillist@nhs.net

Other Queries

For more assistance or information, contact our service development manager.
Email: Kch-tr.OSdevelopmentmanager@nhs.net

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Mr Dapo Akintola Consultant
Miss Cathy Bryant Consultant
Mr Clare Gleeson Locum Consultant
Miss Reem Rita Hanna Associate Specialist
Ms Nadine Khawaja Senior Specialist Clinical teacher
Ms Nadine Khawaja Honorary Consultant
Mr Prag Lal Associate Specialist
Dr Kate le Marechal Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Locum)
Mrs Sharon Maddix Senior Dental Locals
Mr Olamide Obisesan Consultant in Oral Surgery/Clinical Lead
Miss Johanna Smith Macmillan CNS Head and Neck
Mrs Jacques Stapleton Senior Dental Nurse
Dr Harjit Tagar Locum Consultant
Dr Gezala Umar Associate Specialist Surgeon