National Maxillofacial Unit

Department in Depth

The scope of the national maxillofacial unit is

  1. Trauma – facial lacerations, facial bones including craniofacial (with neurosurgery).
  2. Facial deformity  - orthognathic surgery for jaw discrepancy, dysfunction with associated aesthetic surgery, cleft lip and palate, craniofacial deformities, orbital corrections, post-traumatic facial deformities including nose 
    The Unit is part of the Dublin Cleft Centre and works as a multidisciplinary team involving all the relevant specialists.
  3. Oral cancer / Head and Neck Surgery and its reconstruction   MDT held weekly
  4. Salivary gland disease – infection, tumours stones.
  5. Facial pain
  6. Jaw joint pathology (Temporomandibular Joint) – jaw lock, - ankylosis etc
  7. Implantology (intraoral and extraoral)  These allow for the replacement of missing ears, eyes, the nose, jaws and teeth.
  8. Dentoalveolar Surgery / Orthodontic Surgery – wisdom teeth etc
  9. Research