Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine & Pathology
Divisions – OMFS
This division is responsible for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Human Disease.
The Oral Pathology division is concerned with the diagnosis of diseases of the oral cavity, head and neck region, including oral and nasopharyngeal mucosal diseases, salivary and gland disease, jaws, teeth, lymph nodes and soft tissue tumours.
The Oral and Maxillofacial / Oral Surgery Unit is concerned with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of oral, salivary, maxillary and bony diseases of the oral cavity and neck. An outpatient facility is available for the investigation and diagnosis of these diseases including biopsy. Joint clinics are help with Oral Medicine (mucosal disease), Orthodontics (facial deformity), and Restorative (Maxillofacial Oncology / Implants / Sinus lifts) as well as assessment for the Zygomatic Implant retained prosthesis. Sedation surgical facilities are available for the surgical management of those conditions possible under seadtion – wisdom teeth, – impacted canines, – jaw cysts, – soft tissue surgery, -TMJ procedures, – implantology and bone grafting procedures. There is an active research platform. There is a training programme in Oral Surgery and in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Close Hospital / Consultant links are maintained with the National Maxillofacial Unit St James’s Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae Hospital as well as the Paediatric Hospitals.
The Oral Medicine unit is concerned with diseases of the lining of the mouth, particularly pre-malignant conditions, diseases of the salivary glands and with those conditions of the mouth, which are the local manifestations of disease elsewhere in the body.
The Radiology Department provides a full spectrum of imaging services in digital diagnostic oral and dental radiography for patients of the Dublin Dental School and Hospital as well as for patients referred for radiological examinations from practitioners outside the hospital on an average of more than 25,000 examinations per year.
The A&E clinic operates from 8:30am for the morning clinic and 1:30pm for the afternoon clinic, Monday to Friday. Patients are accepted for treatment in the A&E clinic for the management of acute pain, severe infection, haemorrhage, oro-facial trauma, any concerning oral lesions (possible oral cancer) or neck lesions, There is a partial after-hours service most evenings and week-ends.