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Professor Robert Woodwards

Professional Description:

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon


BDS, FDS. RCS., MB. BCh., FRCS, MD, CAA Aviation Medical Examiner

The Highfield Hospital
Manchester Road
OL11 4LZ
Area of work:

North West England & Nationwide


Professor Robert Woodwards is a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon based in Lancashire. He has over 23 years experience in the (then) North Manchester Healthcare NHS Trust. Starting with the specific responsibility of establishing a surgical oncology service for patients with oro-facial and salivary malignancy. From a relatively small base in 1994, this area of clinical activity has developed substantially and had allowed him to gain extensive experience in the management of patients suffering from head and neck malignant disease.

Secondary to this, Professor Woodwards has developed a specialised service for the management of surgical dermatological problems and has considerable experience in the treatment of skin cancers, particularly around the head and neck.

The maxillofacial service provides treatment for the full range of oral and maxillofacial conditions, including the surgical removal of buried, retained and impacted teeth, surgical management of periapical disease, the placement of dental implants for the retention of dental and oro-facial prostheses and the treatment of trauma and malignant disease. Professor Woodwards is regularly engaged in the treatment of the full range of these injuries, from fractured teeth to complex multiple fractures of the skull and facial bones, together with the concomitant injuries to the facial soft tissues.

He has undertaken training as a medico-legal expert with Bond Solon in conjunction with the Faculty of Law of the University of Wales. He has also undertaken the required training and qualified as a CAA Aviation Medical Examiner.

For further information please download the Professors' CV and terms and conditions.


Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Birmingham - 1974-1978, College of Medicine, University of Wales -1983-1987


Member of Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Examiner, Royal College of Surgeons of England MRCS, Examiner, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh MFDS and MRCS, Examiner, Intercollegiate Faculty Board FRCS in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Examiner International Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Examiner in Medicine and Dentistry, University of Manchester BDS, Honorary Clinical Teacher, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Manchester, Visiting professor and Examiner, University of Malaya.

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