Sunil K Bhatia trained as both a dentist and a doctor. He has completed training in all parts of the UK, in particular in the East Anglia rotation, and has undertaken postings in Nigeria, Canada and India.

Sunil has extensive experience in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery including surgical removal of wisdom teeth. He has a special interest in head and neck cancer, skin cancer and salivary gland disease and neck lumps. He also undertakes facial reconstruction including microvascular techniques.

Sunil has completed research on the molecular basis of oral cancer and has jointly composed various publications on oral and maxillofacial surgery.

JOURNALS REVIEWED: Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery – Feb 2014 (ongoing)

Latest Contribution


The lateral neck cystic mass – diagnostic dilemma. Can HPV status help?

Solitary cystic masses in the lateral neck can present a significant diagnostic dilemma as they can be metastases from tumours of the oro or nasopharynx. This retrospective paper detailed all patients presenting to a university hospital in Germany, from September...


Occlusal splint, injections or arthrocentesis in myofascial pain

Facial pain is a fairly common complaint and may present in a myriad of symptoms. These patients present to both dentists and general practitioners and could end up referred to a number of specialists. Temporomandibular disorders may originate from either...


Modified subciliary approach to the orbital floor

Fractures involving the lateral midface and orbital floor are routinely treated by maxillofacial surgeons. The surgical management requires access to the facial skeleton to reposition and free the soft tissues. There are three main approaches to the orbital floor: infraorbital;...