Unit Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Part of the department of Maxillofacial Medicine and Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


The unit of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery undertakes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of – and research into –conditions of the mouth, salivary glands, jaws and face.

We are a leading research centre and pre-eminent in the management of facial pain, oral cancer, facial deformity (including calvarial defects) and craniofacial reconstruction.

The unit is committed to collaborative research with Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal London Hospital, and other divisions within UCL and UCLH.

World Class Education

The unit is based on two sites: the main UCL Eastman Dental Institute site alongside Eastman Dental Hospital (research laboratory headed by Professor Brian Henderson) and the UCLH Head and Neck Department at 250 Euston Road (clinical lead Mr Nick Kalavrezos.)

Research Interests

Clinical research in the unit is closely linked to the activities of the Institute's research departments.


The department offers the following postgraduate courses:

MClinDent in Oral Surgery
MClinDent (Advanced Training) in Oral Surgery
MSc in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
PhD studies allied to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Staff and Contact

Unit Head: Dr Rachel Leeson
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
256 Gray's Inn Road
London WC1X 8LD
Email. r.leeson@ucl.ac.uk

Unit of OMS academic staff

Study at UCL Eastman Dental Institute