Mr Chris Penfold

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Yale Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Chris Penfold at Spire include:

Other treatments

Aesthetic facial surgery, cleft lip, palate and facial deformity. Oral surgery. Head and neck oncology. Skin cancer and salivary gland surgery.

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Professional profile

I graduated in dentistry from Guy's Hospital in 1978 and in Medicine from Charing Cross and Westminster Hospital in 1988. I completed my specialist training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at King's College Hospital and Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead in 1995.

I have practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery in North Wales for over 20 years and I am one of five surgeons working in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man Cleft Lip and Palate Network.

I am a member of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

I have held numerous Welsh and UK National Professional Committee posts and have been an examiner for the Inter Collegiate Specialty Examination in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. I have published research papers and book chapters in my field of specialism on head and neck cancer, salivary gland disease, and cleft lip and palate.

I am involved with the Northern Cleft Foundation Charity and carry out cleft surgery with the charity every year in India.

Medico-Legal Report Writing I have 19 years experience in carrying out medico-legal reports, including personal injury reports and medical negligence reports on behalf of the plaintiff and on behalf of the NHS Litigation Authority. I have attended the Bond Solon Medico-legal Expert Witness Course and am currently undertaking the Cardiff University Law School - Bond Solon Expert Witness Course.

Clinical Interests

Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Facial surgery
Head and neck surgery
Maxillofacial surgery

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cleft Surgeon, Alder Hey Childrens' Hospital, Liverpool, as part of the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man cleft lip and palate Network.

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Wrexham Maelor Hospital and Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan.

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Personal Profile

I live with my family on a smallholding in North Wales.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Ella Ferris
Private secretary telephone 01978 268050
Private secretary fax 01978 291397
Private secretary email

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