Mr John L Russell

Consultant in oral and maxillofacial surgery


Specialises in

I am the head of the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. I am also clinical director for maxillofacial services within that Trust.

My 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. I have 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.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr John L Russell at Spire include:

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

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

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

British Medical Association

British Dental Association

Current NHS posts

Consultant in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Lead clinician for oral and maxillofacial surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Personal profile

My time away from the hospital is, as much as possible, spent outdoors - either walking my dogs or riding my horse. These provide the perfect balance to the stresses and strains of the clinical environment.