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Northland DHB Oral & Maxillofacial Service

Public Service, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


The service provides comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgery (surgery of the mouth, face and jaws), with the exception of dental implants. 

Referral Expectations

Referrals are accepted from GPs, general dentists and medical and dental specialists (inpatient and outpatient referrals).


Clinics are held on Fridays afternoon, one day per month.

Please ring the hospital to get a schedule of upcoming clinic times.

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

  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery

    Arthrocentesis: a needle and syringe are used to drain fluid from a joint in order to relieve swelling and pain or to collect a sample of fluid for laboratory analysis.… More

  • Salivary Gland Surgery

    Submandibular gland surgery or excision: an incision is made just below the jaw bone and the submandibular gland removed. More

  • Excision of Jaw Cysts/Tumours

    Excision of jaw cysts and tumours where surgical removal is the best option.… More

  • Treatment of Infections

    Infections treated by the Oral & Maxillofacial Service include infections of the teeth and gums that have spread to adjacent bone or soft tissue, as well as infections of the salivary glands and sinuses.… More

  • Repair of Facial/Orbital Fractures

    A fracture is a complete or partial break in a bone.… More

  • Orthognathic Surgery

    Orthognathic surgery is surgery to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure and growth.  It is also used in the treatment of congenital conditions like cleft palate.… More

Contact Details

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (09) 430 4100

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Whangārei Hospital
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Whangārei Hospital
Private Bag 9742
Whangārei 0148

This page was last updated at 8:43AM on December 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Oral & Maxillofacial Service.