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Southend promotes leaps forward in complicated tooth removal

12 June 2015

Health Care

Sharing its skill in complicated teeth extraction to help ensure faster recovery times for patients formed one of the highlights of Southend Hospital’s first ever nationally recognised oral lectures and presentations.

These techniques, using advanced scanning of deeply buried teeth, along with numerous others from key-note speakers in the field of oral surgery, were made to 100 of the best and brightest in that field.

Those speaking from the hospital included Mr Spencer Nute, consultant orthodontist, and Mr Kandy Ganesan, consultant oral surgeon, the latter whose idea it was to stage such an event. He said: "The driving force behind this event is the ever increasing number of referrals for complicated tooth extractions which our department receives.

"Using advanced scans to help find patients' deeply buried teeth allows us to quantify the risks and benefits of this surgery so patients are fully informed. The imaging also helps us plan for minimally invasive surgery which means a faster recovery. Our department is proud to have a very low complication rate for this type of surgery. The day's aim was to promote this practice countrywide."

Other oral surgery related subjects discussed included surgical perspectives on bone preservation procedures and bone regeneration, as well as current research and future possibilities.

The highly esteemed group of speakers also included Dr Judith Jones, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Oral Surgery from Barts and the Royal London, Mr Mital Patel, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry from Bart Health NHS Trust, Dr Julie Burke, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant from Leeds Dental Institute and Professor Tara Renton, Professor of Oral Surgery at King's College, London.

Mr Ganesan, concluded: "The success of this day of talks will really put Southend Hospital on the UK map when it comes to oral surgery and after positive feedback we are already planning next year's event."