Mr Chi-Hwa Chan
Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
BDS, MB ChB, FDSRCS (Edin), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (OMFS)
I have been a consultant for 14 years, practicing in the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery. My routine practice is the management of diseases in the mouth, jaws and neck. I also have experience in dealing with facial injuries and the treatment of long term complications.
Surgery in the mouth and jaws include wisdom teeth removal, buried dental roots and cysts or swellings in the mouth and lips. I also treat patients with salivary gland problems and other complaints in the mouth.
My special area of interest is in the management of cancers of the mouth.
In addition to clinical practice, I am an associate medical director and lead clinician in cancer services at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. I am also the assigned educational supervisor for two higher surgical trainees in the specialty. My other leadership role is the clinical governance lead in the specialty.
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) / University of Birmingham / 1983
This is the basic dental qualification awarded by Universities in the UK to allow full registration with the General Dental Council to practice any branch of dentistry.
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) / University of Manchester / 1992
The basic university degree to allow the practice of medicine and surgery.
Fellow in Dental Surgery (FDSRCS) / Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 1998
A post-graduate diploma granted after the completion of examinations and a defined period of hospital training according to standards defined by the Dental Faculty of the Royal College.
Fellow in Surgery-in-General (FRCS) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 1995
A post-graduate diploma granted after the completion of examinations and a defined period of basic surgical training in hospital according to standards defined by Royal College.
Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 1999
This is an Intercollegiate diploma granted after five years of higher surgical training in oral and maxillofacial surgery and successfully passed an examination.
Associate Medical Director
Lead Clinician in Cancer Services at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
Clinical Governance Lead
Member of editorial advisory board, British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital.
My main interest outside work is to play badminton regularly to keep fit.