BDS(Hons), MDS(OMFS), FDSRCS, MBChB(Hons), MRCS, FRCS(OMFS)
Oral Maxillofacial Consultant
Mr Bhatt is a Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at both Southend University Hospital and Mid Essex Hospital NHS Trust. He treats patients with any oral and maxillofacial surgical problem, although his main areas of practice are jaw deformity correction (both birth and acquired); problems with salivary glands; facial skin lesions; lumps and bumps of the head and neck, including those inside the mouth; difficult teeth extractions, including impacted wisdom teeth; and procedures to improve oral rehabilitation using dentures and implants.
Holding the post of Honorary Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, Mr Bhatt believes and teaches clinical excellence - giving the best care possible with honesty, empathy and understanding to every patient.
Mr Bhatt qualified as a dentist from the internationally-renowned College of Dental Surgery in Manipal, India in 1992. Following this, he undertook postgraduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at King Georges Medical College in Lucknow, India where, while training as a Resident, he was awarded MDS (OMFS) from the University of Lucknow in 1997 for his clinical research on the release and reconstruction of TMJ ankylosis in children
He went on to teach Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as Assistant Professor at the College of Dental Surgery in Mangalore, India before moving to the UK to pursue further training.
After moving to the UK, Mr Bhatt completed his medical training at the University of Birmingham in 2004, undertaking basic surgical training in the West Midlands in Trauma, Orthopaedics, General surgery plus intensive and critical care. He was then appointed to the West Midlands Higher Surgical Training Programme, where he gained experience in the entire range of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery procedures. During this training, Mr Bhatt spent two years at Birmingham University Hospitals including Queen Elizabeth Hospital, home of the Royal College of Defence Medicine, where pioneering Cranio-Maxillofacial Trauma, Deformity and Reconstructive Surgery is undertaken.
Mr Bhatt was selected for the Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Orthognathic Surgery Fellowship, sponsored by AOCMF Foundation, which he undertook in the highly regarded Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Albert Ludwigs University in Freiberg, Germany.
Mr Bhatt presents at national and international meetings and is widely published in indexed journals. He is a very active Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support and European Trauma Course Instructor. He also organises and teaches on maxillofacial courses in the UK and abroad.
Mr Bhatt treats patients with any oral and maxillofacial surgical problem. His main areas of practice are jaw deformity correction (both birth and acquired deformities); problems with salivary glands; facial skin lesions; lumps and bumps of the head and neck, including those inside the mouth; difficult teeth extractions, including impacted wisdom teeth; and procedures to improve oral rehabilitation using dentures and implants.
o Dental implants and oral medicine
o Oral surgery – all forms of surgery inside the mouth, including removal of teeth and removal of lumps etc
o Jaw deformity – orthognathic surgery to correct birth or acquired deformity
o Facial plastic and cosmetic surgery and keyhole facial surgery for facial lumps and bumps
o Surgical dermatology – removal of lesions of the skin on the face and neck - and reconstruction
o Salivary gland disease
o Facial trauma surgery.