Eastman Dental Institute


Oral Surgery



Oral surgery is a dynamic specialty, continually evolving to encompass the advances of research in order to enhance the everyday clinical experience of patients. The specialty includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of conditions of the mouth, jaws, face and salivary glands. Facial pain, oral cancer, trauma and facial deformity will also be studied. Each day presents new challenges to the clinician’s academic knowledge and clinical skills.

The Oral Surgery programmes are well established and have been running for many decades.  Theoretical and clinical elements of the Oral Surgery programmes combine to create an enjoyable balance of academic study and patient care which provides a strong foundation for a future career in this field.

Graduates from the unit have gone on to hold senior positions in Oral Surgery both within the UK and around the world.

During the course there are opportunities to undertake a research project which requires independent supervised study. On completing the course graduates are then encouraged to publish their research findings both nationally and internationally. Hands-on, supervised clinical work in oral surgery is also a very popular component of the course.


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery MSc
A full-time, one-year - or part-time, two-year - Master’s programme designed to provide an understanding of applied clinical sciences and the concepts of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with practical experience in dentoalveolar surgery.

Oral Surgery MClinDent
A full-time, two year Master's programme offering an understanding of applied clinical sciences and the concepts of oral surgery, with practical experience in dentoalveolar surgery.

Oral Surgery MClinDent (advanced training)
This full-time, three-year Master's programme is assigned for students from Europe and overseas to enable them to meet training requirements in their home countries.


Academic Staff

Honourary contracts / Visiting lecturers / NHS staff

  • Mr Peter Ayliffe
  • Mrs Bilquis Banu
  • Mr Josiah Eyeson
  • Mr Edmond Bailey
  • Ms Mehri Eghtessad
  • Mr Nick Kalevrasos
  • Mr Colin Liew
  • Mr Tim Lloyd
  • Mr Zaid Sadiq
  • Mr Steven Watt-Smith

The unit is based predominantly at the main UCL Eastman Dental Institute site alongside UCLH Eastman Dental Hospital. Clinical skills laboratories, lecture facilities, tutorial rooms, computer rooms, library and outpatient clinics. Collaborative research is linked to the Institutes research departments.

University College London Hospital, (UCLH), MacMillan Cancer Centre, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Royal London Hospital of Integrated Medicine are other sites which might be attended within walking distance of the Eastman. Meetings at the Royal College of Surgeons and Royal Society of Medicine are also attended.


Dr Rachel Leeson

Programme Director

Nichola Faddoul

Programme Administrator


These units welcome visits from prospective students. Appointments to visit should be made at least two months in advance. Your visit will enable you to meet staff and discuss applications. For an appointment contact the Departmental Administrator, Mrs Nichola Faddoul.