Mr Martin Douglas Paley

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

MB ChB, BDS, FFDRCSI, FRCSEd, FRCSEd (OMFS)


Specialises in

I provide consultation and treatment for all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery including dentoalveolar surgery, salivary gland surgery, maxillofacial trauma, oral medicine and orofacial pathology including facial skin cancer.

I qualified in 1989 (BDS) and 1997 (MBChB) and undertook my specialist training in North Wales followed by a fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology in Liverpool. My area of special interest is head and neck cancer and reconstruction of the mouth and jaw using microvascular techniques.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Martin Douglas Paley at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Facial surgery
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Oral surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

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

Head and neck cancer and its reconstruction including facial skin cancer and salivary gland disease.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Research and publications

Speech and swallowing function following treatment for oropharyngeal cancer.

Current NHS posts

Consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon, St Johns Hospital, Livingston
Consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dental Institute, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

Personal profile

I am married with two daughters and a son and enjoy climbing, skiing and sailing when time allows.

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