Maxillofacial and orthodontics


The maxillofacial and orthodontics department offers extensive services relating to conditions of the head, neck and mouth.

Our department treats a range of conditions including trauma to the face and jaws, head and neck infections, various cancers of the head and neck, salivary gland diseases, facial deformities, jaw joint conditions, facial pain, removal of heavily decayed or wisdom teeth, cysts and tumours of the jaws, and severe oral ulceration. We may also treat patients requiring routine treatment, but with significant medical problems that may complicate their care. We have developed a specialised jaw joint (TMJ) service at the trust and the results of treatment are excellent.

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry which is concerned with the growth and development of the face, and we diagnose, prevent and treat problems in these areas in order to improve dental health, function and aesthetics through the use of different types of braces.

Our surgeons may work alongside other specialists, such as oncologists, plastic surgeons and ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons and dermatologists.

Head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancer services (not including thyroid management) at the Royal Free London contribute to the UCLH head and neck cancer network. Cancer diagnostics are provided at Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital. Specific surgical services are based at UCLH and chemotherapy/radiotherapy services are located at both UCLH and North Middlesex University Hospital. Patients then return to Chase Farm Hospital for follow up.

You will have support from the head and neck cancer nurse specialist and our Macmillan cancer information and support services


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Find your ward

  • Barnet Hospital

    Wellhouse Lane
    EN5 3DJ

    Patient enquiries: 020 8216 4829 / 020 8216 4271 / 020 8216 4294

    Appointments: 020 7443 9757

  • Chase Farm Hospital

    The Ridgeway
    EN2 8JL

    Patient enquiries: 020 8375 1764 / 020 8375 2185 / 020 8375 2287 / 020 8375 1925 

    Central appointments: 020 7443 9757

  • Edgware Community Hospital

    Burnt Oak Broadway
    HA8 0AD

    Patient enquiries: please use Barnet Hospital or Chase Farm Hospital contact details


Referral details

GPs should refer in by using the online e-RS system.

Dentists should refer in via email to using the maxillofacial surgery referral form or orthodontics referral form with an electronic X-ray attached with the referral, where they would be clinically appropriate.

Incomplete referral forms and those that are illegible risk rejection. This includes not sending an X-ray, where they would be clinically appropriate.

GPs referring due to suspected Head and Neck cancer must refer in on 2ww pathway using the online e-RS system. Paper referrals will be rejected.

Dentists referring for suspected oral cancers should use the Pan-London suspected head and neck cancer referral form, and email completed referrals to

The Team

  • Consultant

  • Mr Deepak Komath

    Mr Deepak Komath

    Consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon and honorary senior lecturer, University College London

  • Mrs Paroo Mistry

    Locum consultant orthodontist  

    Fax: 020 8342 1201

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