David John COURTNEY BDS, BM, FDSRCS, FRCS, FRCS(OMFS)
Specialty: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sub-Specialty: Specialist Interests in Cosmetic Facial Surgery, Facial Deformity, Dental Implantology and Head and Neck Cancer.
Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Honorary Clinical Lecturer Peninsula Medical School
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dept
The Nuffield Hospital
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Bachelor of Medicine
Fellowship in Dental Surgery
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Intercollegiate FRCS in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists
British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Background to the Specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:
The Surgical Specialty of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. Consultant Specialists working in this area are variously termed Oral Surgeons, Maxillofacial Surgeons or Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
The specialty is unique in requiring a dual qualification in Medicine and Dentistry. It is one of the nine Surgical Specialties recognised by the Senate of Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons frequently work alongside other specialists including Orthodontists, Oncologists, Neurosurgeons, Plastic Surgeons and ENT Surgeons.
A Facial Surgeon specialises in performing surgery including cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face, head, and neck region. Facial Cosmetic Surgery is best performed by surgeons who have been appropriately trained and have specialist working knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck region.