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Auckland DHB Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Regional Service

Public Service, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery



COVID19 Update:

The Maxillofacial service has resumed their normal acute and elective operating.



The Maxillofacial service is a regional service based at Middlemore Hospital and provides services to the wider Auckland region.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the surgical specialty which involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries and defects affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons treat impacted teeth, cancer patients requiring dental implants, jaw joint problems, salivary gland disease, dental infections, facial deformity and abnormal bite, oral cancer, other tumours and cysts of the jaws and facial trauma following accidents.



Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Impacted Tooth Extraction

    An incision (cut) is made in your gum and access to the impacted tooth cleared by pushing aside gum tissue and, if necessary, removing some bone.… More

  • Dental Implants

    Gum tissue at the site of the implant is opened up to expose the bone.… More

  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery

    Arthrocentesis (wash out of the jaw joint).
    Arthroplasty (Open Surgery): an incision is made in front of the ear, giving the surgeon access to reconstruct the joint by e.g.… More

  • Salivary Gland Surgery

    Superficial Parotidectomy: an incision is made in front of the ear and runs down beneath the ear lobe.… More

  • Dental Infections

    Dental infections are common and usually minor. They can however, spread to the cheek, throat and neck.… More

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a condition when people stop breathing while asleep. More

  • Facial Deformity and Abnormal Bite

    Orthognathic surgery involves correcting the position of the jaws to improve facial appearance and the bite.… More

  • Benign Tumours and Cysts

    Benign tumours and cysts of the mouth, jaws and related structures are usually treated by surgery. More

  • Oral Cancer

    Cancer of the mouth, jaws and related structures is managed through a multidisciplinary clinic and may involve surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. More

  • Facial Trauma

    Surgical management of fractures of the jaws, cheekbones, and eye-sockets is undertaken at Middlemore and Auckland City Hospitals. More


Please note that there are parking charges at Middlemore Hospital.

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This page was last updated at 2:31PM on June 29, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Regional Service.