SLHT experts continue to support Gillies’ legacy to treat facial deformities
Expert Maxilo-Facial staff at Queen Mary’s joined with colleagues from across the country again this year to give support to new doctors looking to take on the work of changing lives.
The Orthodontic (teeth straightening) and Orthognathic (jaw aligning) experts presented their 3rd revision course, and a new training course at Queen Mary’s to support doctors in the field preparing for their consultant exams.
The revision course, devised by South London Healthcare Orthodontic Consultant Mark Sayers is in its third year and provides a first class opportunity for candidates to meet with consultants from far and wide who offer them help and guidance before exam time. 20 consultants from across the UK came to support the 15 candidates who attended this year, which is nearly all in the country, and 100% rated the course as excellent.
Also presented was the Orthognathic Course supported by Sidcup Consultant Orthodontists David Young and Margaret Collins with Technicians Rowland Gardner and Mark Cannon. They demonstrated the meticulous workings of the specialists involved in treating dento-facial deformities. Mark says “It takes intense planning between the specialists and technicians through each stage of treatment to get it right, but it’s worth it. The outcome changes the patient’s life.”
The Queen Mary’s dept receives a high number of referrals, many of which are complex cases. These give the specialists their range of knowledge and experience for providing a first class service. Candidates from Liverpool and North Wales were very happy with the two days they spent at the Trust saying how they enjoyed such thought provoking presentations.
Mark says “We are proud of our work at Queen Mary’s, continuing the legacy of Harold Gillies, pioneer plastic surgeon, who treated deformities to help patients live normal lives. We are using our team’s dedication and experience to help patients, and new doctors, get the best results.