Consultant Profile

Mr John L Russell

Mr John L Russell BDS FDS MChB FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Leeds Hospital
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
    • Facial surgery
    • Maxillofacial surgery
    • Oral Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Impacted teeth and roots
Jaw cysts 
Jaw joint problems
Jaw deformity
Dental implants


Research interests:

Orthognathic surgery
Craniofacial surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Lead Clinician for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Regional Dental Advisor /Regional Specialty Advisor in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery to The Royal College of Surgeons
British Medical Association/British Dental Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0113 218 5908/9
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Russell is the head of the department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. He is also clinical director for maxillofacial services within that Trust.

Mr Russell's clinical practice covers all aspects of the specialty. This includes the surgical removal of buried or impacted teeth and retained dental roots, the treatment of cysts of the jaw, the diagnosis and treatment of lesions around the mouth, on the lips and the skin of the face.  He has a particular interest in surgery for abnormally shaped jaws with abnormalities of occlusion that are beyond orthodontic treatment and in the placement of dental implants.

Personal profile:

Mr John Russell's time away from the hospital is, as much as possible, spent outdoors - either walking his dogs or riding his horse. These provide the perfect balance to the stresses and strains of the clinical environment.

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