Dr Jag Dhanda

Associate Dentist

BSc(Hons), BDS (Bris), MFDSRCS (Eng), MBBS(Lon), MRCS(Eng), FRCS(OMFS), PhD

GDC no. 382934

Jag has completed twenty-four years of training and now works as a consultant maxillofacial/head and neck reconstructive surgeon in the south east.

He obtained a Medical Research Council funded intercalating degree (Bachelor of Science) and is both medically and dentally qualified. He has also completed his dental vocational training and has worked as a senior house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery in both Bristol and London. He then went on to complete his house officer posts after his medical degree and then basic surgical training in East London gaining experience in endocrinology, palliative medicine, respiratory medicine, accident and emergency, colorectal surgery and urology. He completed five years of higher surgical training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in the west midlands.

Jag holds dual membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MFDSRCS, MRCS and FRCS) and has also completed a PhD in oncogenomics, transcriptomics, tumour models and biomarkers at the internationally renowned head and neck academic unit in Liverpool. He is the only surgeon in the UK to have obtained the college (Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellowship), specialty (British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons/Facial Surgery Foundation-Saving Faces Research Fellowship) and faculty (Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellowship) research fellowships.

After completing his higher surgical training he went on to gain experience as an interface fellow (oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery and ear nose and throat surgery) in head and neck surgical oncology at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead where he developed his skills in microvascular surgery with perforator flap utilisation in head and neck reconstruction.

Jag has also recently obtained the National Cancer Research Institute Head and Neck Clinical Studies Group Clinical Trials Fellowship and is an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College London where he is leading research in the utilisation of iKnife technology in head and neck cancer.

He has delivered one of the largest national trainee collaborative projects in maxillofacial surgery and is a first author published in several books and journals including British Journal of Cancer, Head and Neck and the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

He started his dental implant training in 2002 with short courses and has subsequently had further exposure to advanced dental and facial implant reconstruction during his higher surgical training. He runs a large implant practice in the south west and has placed more the 2000 implants in his private practice.

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