Mr Martin Woods

Mr Martin Woods


Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Special Interests:

  • Assessment and diagnosis of diseases of the mouth and face
  • Surgically assisted oral rehabilitation
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Bone grafting to the jaws
  • Treatment of jaw cysts
  • Surgical removal of wisdom teeth
  • Pre-orthodontic surgery and removal of complex and impacted teeth
  • Surgical management of benign pathology of the jaws
  • Paediatric maxillofacial surgery
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Mr Woods is a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon based at Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Trust and the Evelina Children’s Hospital. This incorporates the regional Evelina London Cleft Service, formally the South Thames Cleft Service. He is one of a small number of Consultant Surgeons dually qualified in Medicine and Dentistry. His main areas of interest are the surgical management of congenital and acquired facial deformity (orthognathic surgery) and surgically assisted oral rehabilitation.

Mr Woods provides a wide range of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery services including assessment and diagnosis of diseases of the mouth and face, surgical management of benign pathology of the jaws, pre-orthodontic surgery and removal of complex and impacted teeth. This includes the surgical removal of wisdom teeth and treatment of jaw cysts. He also offers advice and surgical support with bone grafting to the jaws to facilitate placement of dental implants.

Mr Woods qualified as a Dentist from St Bart’s and the Royal London Hospital in 2002. On graduation he undertook training posts in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, General Dental Practice, and Special Care Dentistry. He subsequently trained as a Doctor at UCL and the Royal Free Medical School, qualifying in 2009. Following junior surgical training posts in Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, ENT and Intensive Care he was accepted for higher surgical training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the South Thames Region.  This period of training included posts in two Level 1 Trauma centres and two Regional Head and Neck Cancer centres. On completion of his higher training Mr Woods undertook a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and another fellowship in Maxillofacial Surgery at St George’s Hospital, London. Both Fellowships provided valuable additional experience in the management of complex facial deformity.

During his training he published in peer reviewed journals and contributed to chapters in text books, and is currently an Assigned Educational Supervisor.

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1st Shanghai International Pelvic Trauma Summit, Shanghai, China, Dec 2016

Acetabular Trauma in the Elderly- The Role of Early Hip Arthropalsty

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Kuwait International Orthopaedic Updates Meeting (KIOUM), October 2016

Periprosthetic fractures around the knee

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Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Congress (OTA), Gaylord, Washington, USA, Oct 2016

A Randomised Controlled Trial – Neuromuscular Stimulation in the Rehabilitation of Pelvic Trauma Patients

Culpan P, Rich J, Bates P

Ankle arthrodesis following failed arthroplasty

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Sept 2007, 89-B, 1178-83

Culpan P, Le Strat V, Judet T

European Congress for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ECTES), Vienna, Austria, May 2016

Early experiences of a new anatomic anterior plating system for acetabular fractures in a Level-1 UK trauma centre

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1st Shanghai International Pelvic Trauma Summit, Shanghai, China, Dec 2016

Acetabular Trauma in the Elderly- The Role of Early Hip Arthropalsty

Dhir R, Gee M, Arshad H, Culpan P, Bates P

American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, 1st March 2016

Spino-Pelvic Dissociation: Have we finally got it right?

El Daly I, Culpan P, Raganathum A, Montgomery A, Bates P

Combined British and Italian Hip Society Meeting, Milan, Nov 2015

Acetabular Fracture Fixation in Older Patients

Arshad H, Bates P, Culpan P

Podium presentation, American Acadamy Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 2014

Infix in Management of Unstable Pelvic Fractures

Stammers J, Massa E, Culpan P, Bates P

International Advanced Orthopaedic Congress, Dubai, March 2014

Minimally Invasive Pelvic Ring Fixation

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65th Egyptian Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress, Cairo, Dec 2013

Latest Concepts in Total Hip Arthroplasty: CT planning and minimal access surgery

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