Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is part of the Head and Neck Business unit, which includes Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Orthodontics, ENT, Audiology and Ophthalmology. Our Maxillofacial Department provides high quality dental care for patients in Hampshire, with outpatient clinics at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. A wide range of dental care is provided, including dentoalveolar surgery (removal of wisdom teeth and retained roots), oral medicine (investigation of mouth ulcers, white patches, lumps and bumps), oral cancer, facial pain and facial skin surgery.

At Basingstoke hospital, there is also a well-staffed, onsite orthodontic laboratory with digital model scanning. The unit operates close links with The Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford and Southampton General Hospital for multidisciplinary cases and is a spoke unit for the regional cleft service in Salisbury.

Digital radiography is available at both sites to provide up to date x-rays to document each patient’s progress and inform their treatment.

Dental Electronic Referral System (DeRS):

Please note that Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will commence using the DeRS system to receive all Orthodontic referrals from 7 February 2020. All Dental referrals must be sent through this system in order to be processed.

Please note that the Central Referral Centre (CRC) will only be in place for a short time after the transition to DeRS. Practices are encouraged to provide as much information as possible on their DeRS referral to enable the teams to triage patients appropriately to see the right clinician in a time appropriate to their clinical urgency.