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Oral surgery

What we do

We assess and treat mouth and jaw problems and provide a wide range of treatment options.

Care we provide includes:

  • assessing and managing complicated wisdom tooth problems
  • treating patients with osteoporosis or certain forms of cancer who use bisphosphonate medication to strengthen their bones
  • treating facial vascular lesions, which are usually seen as reddish/purple patches
  • cryosurgery, which freezes abnormal tissue
  • laser surgery
  • tooth root (apical) surgery
  • treating patients whose medical condition may affect or be affected by dental treatment
  • managing acute and chronic dental infections
  • managing jaw cysts
  • children’s dental (paedodontic) and orthodontic oral surgery
  • managing orofacial pain
  • trigeminal nerve injuries.

Preparing for your appointment

Because the conditions we assess and treat are complex, consultations can sometimes overrun. This may mean that you are not seen at your exact appointment time. We apologise for this and ask for your understanding.

Assessment appointment

We will assess your problem at your first appointment. You will have any investigations you need, such as x-rays and blood tests, but you will not have any treatment. Please bring the following with you:

  • your appointment letter
  • a list of any medicines you are taking
  • a list of any questions you want to ask

Treatment appointment

You do not need to fast if you are having treatment under local anaesthetic or intravenous sedation. Please have a light meal before your appointment.

If you choose to have your treatment under intravenous sedation, watch our 2-minute film about how to prepare for this and what to expect. Also read the ‘IV Sedation’ leaflet (below) for more details:


Fourth floor, Dental Institute, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

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Patient information leaflets

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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 also accept 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 and emergency referrals – single point of access

The dental teams in South East London (King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT)) are working closely together to manage referrals to oral surgery through a single point of access, including emergency and routine patients. There is now one form to refer patients to King’s or GSTT.

Please use this SmartSurvey link to refer any oral surgery patient.

Referrers can choose between King’s, GSTT, Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup or the shortest wait. If a referrer chooses the shortest wait, the patient will be allocated to the nearest available appointment at either King’s or GSTT.

For further information, please see the SmartSurvey guide.

Referral forms

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Dental Referral Form – South East London Oral Surgery

Key Clinical Staff

Name Role
Mr Dapo Akintola Consultant in Oral Surgery
Miss Cathy Bryant Consultant
Miss Clare Gleeson Consultant
Miss Nadine Khawaja Honorary Consultant/ Senior Specialist Clinical Teacher
Mr Prag Lal Associate Specialist
Mr Adam Lorincz Senior Clinical Teacher
Mr Ola Obisesan Consultant/Clinical Lead
Miss Jashme Patel Consultant
Mr Muneer Patel Consultant Oral Surgeon
Prof Tara Renton Professor Oral Surgery
Mrs Aneesha Shah Consultant
Dr Harjit Tagar Consultant
Dr Gezala Umar Associate Specialist