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Maxillo Facial (FACE)

Maxillo Facial (FACE)  service of east Kent is a sub-division of upper surgery branch (inc. head & neck, breast surgery & dermatology). Our service provision is based on a hub and spoke model of care. Inpatient care and outpatient clinics are based at Maxillo Facial Unit at William Harvey Hospital as the main hub and hospital clinics based in Canterbury, Dover and Margate are the spokes.

Our Maxillo Facial Unit consists of a dedicated team of specialists with a focus on the management of conditions related to the head and neck region. We strive to providing high quality, patient-centred care, with an interest in research to optimize our comprehensive, multidisciplinary patient care. We regularly work alongside with specialists from other specialties including ENT, Ophthalmology, Oncology, and Dermatology and carry out joint clinics as seen below.

Our department has access to day-case & inpatient theatres and outpatient recovery facilities. We have inpatient beds on Rotary (dedicated head and neck ward) and Padua (paediatric) wards in addition to Level 3 care beds on main ITU. We also have a dedicated radiology department with specialist equipment such as a Cone Beam CT scanner to provide 3D radiographic images of the head and neck region.


Joint Specialist Clinics

  • Head and Neck Cancer MDM Clinic

  • Skin Cancer MDM

  • OMFS - Dermatology MOHS Reconstruction Clinic

  • OMFS - Orbito Facial Plastics Clinic 

  • OMFS - Orthodontics Orthognathic Clinic

  • OMFS - Restorative Quality of Life Clinic

  • OMFS - Maxillo Facial Lab Prosthetic Clinic

  • Orthodontics - Restorative Joint Clinic

Contact us

Reception: 01233 616045