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Mr Spencer Hodges

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

BDS, FDS RCS, MB BS (Hons.), FRCS (OMFS), Interface Fellowship Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery

Practises at: The Blackheath Hospital, Chelsfield Park Hospital, The Sloane Hospital


Personal Profile

Mr Spencer Hodges is a highly regarded and experienced consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon, with a passion for treating conditions of the face, mouth, neck and jaws with precision to obtain the best aesthetic outcomes.  He prides himself on achieving the highest levels of care and communication with patients.He has extensive experience in all areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with a specialist interest in facial reconstruction after skin cancer removal, correcting jaw deformity, and treating head and neck lumps.

A leading surgeon in the field, Mr Hodges was a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon at King’s College Hospital in London for over 10 years, before becoming a full time private oral and maxillofacial surgeon in 2021. He holds degrees in both medicine and dentistry from Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals, becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 2009. He undertook his surgical training at internationally renowned medical teaching institutions including Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College Hospital in London, Queen Victoria Hospital East Grinstead and Stoke Mandeville Hospital and was privileged to learn alongside some of the UK’s pre-eminent maxillofacial surgeons.  In 2010, he underwent further training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the JCST’s prestigious Interface Fellowship in Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgery. 

Mr Hodges has a broad maxillofacial practice treating all face, mouth, neck and jaw disorders, including wisdom teeth removal, dentoalveolar procedures, temporomandibular joint conditions, facial injuries, facial pain, orthognathic & facial deformity surgery, facial cosmetic treatment, skin cancer, removal of facial lumps and bumps, head and neck lump removal and salivary gland surgery. An experienced teacher of surgeons at all stages of their career, Mr Hodges also provides regular training and talks to GPs and dentists and reviews academic papers for British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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.
Professional Memberships
British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of England


Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

Wisdom teeth
Dento-alveolar surgery
Head, neck and face skin cancer
Removal of head, neck and face lumps and cysts
Facial trauma and reconstruction
Jaw reconstruction
Facial deformity
Temporomandibular joint disease and dysfunction
Salivary gland surgery
Parotid and sub-mandibular gland surgery
Neck lump diagnosis
Oral medicine and pathology
Bone grafting
Jaw cyst removal



Oral & Maxiolfacial Surgery

What is oral and maxillofacial surgery? Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Mr Spencer Hodges, from The Blackheath Hospital talks about maxillofacial surgery and its key benefits.

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