What is oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS)?
OMFS is a unique surgical specialty combing the skills of surgery and dentistry. The specialty undertakes treatment in the anatomical area of the face, mouth and jaws which allows truly specialist expertise of the diseases and treatments in this area. To become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon Mr Hodges has undertaken 20 years of training. During this time he has gained degrees in dentistry and medicine. He has been awarded fellowships both in dental surgery and general surgery by the royal college of surgeons of England.
Mr Hodges undertook his medical and dental degrees at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. He then was awarded a place for general surgical training on the competitive London rotation at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital. He then completed his specialist oral and maxillofacial surgery training on the prestigious London, Surrey and Sussex training programme and was awarded the FRCS in 2009.
Mr Hodges then undertook further advanced training during his fellowship in reconstructive cosmetic surgery. This competitive fellowship is only given to the most outstanding surgeons at the end of the training and is awarded by the Joint committee on surgical training.
Appointment as consultant
Mr Hodges was awarded his CCST in 2011. He then was appointed as consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon at King’s College Hospital in 2013.
• 1993 BDS, University of London
• 1996 FDS RCS, Royal College of Surgeons of England
• 2000 MB BS (Hons.) University of London
• 2004 MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of England
• 2009 FRCS (OMFS), Royal College of Surgeons of England
• 2010 Interface Fellowship Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery
Mr Hodges has a passion for teaching and training the next generation of surgeons. He does this for both undergraduates and postgraduates. He regularly lectures, undertakes tutorials and teaches surgery in the NHS. He is an educational supervisor for the dental core trainees at King’s College Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, where he can make a real difference in educating and moulding the newly qualified trainee surgeons.
Mr Hodges has been an advanced trauma life support (ATLS) course instructor and currently teaches on the advanced airway skills course at King’s College Hospital.
Mr Hodges is a surgeon who has a strong interest in the care offered to patients with face, mouth and jaw problems. He has authored many peer-reviewed publications and has presented his work at international oral and maxillofacial surgery meetings.
Mr Hodges is a reviewer for the British journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
• British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
• Royal College of Surgeons of England