Head of Department YBrs. Dr. Sivakama Sunthari a/p M. Kanagaratnam
Phone 03-26151266   
Fax 03-26155724
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Vision
 
To provide a good and conducive working environment which is sensitive to the needs of the patients by producing a high quality of service with the aid of the latest technologies in management of all patients.
 
Mission
 
To be established as a referral centre of choice for all oral and maxillofacial surgeries.
 
Objective
 
To provide holistic and comprehensive care which includes the diagnosis,treatment and rehabilitation to all patients with oro-facial and dental problems with the objective of successfully restoring the function,aesthetics and also elevating the quality of life through the orally fit concept.
The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department is proud to be part of Hospital Kuala Lumpur,the largest hospital in this region which also serves as a tertiary health care provider.Our scope of service is to provide holistic and comprehensive care which includes diagnosis,treatment and rehabilitation to all patients with oro-facial and dental problems with the objective of successfully restoring function,aesthetics and also elevating the quality of life through the orally fit concept.We serve the Klang Valley and its littoral communities. 
 
MAIN BLOCK SCACC

This department has 2 clinics.The old clinic is located in the main block of the hospital while the new clinic situated in level 2 in Specialist Complex Ambulatory Care Centre close to other specialist clinics and other facilities such as the cafeteria,Pharmacy,Radiology Department,taxi stand,bus stop and teller machines (ATM).Both clinics are accessible to the disabled.

REGISTRATION COUNTER (MAIN BLOCK) REGISTRATION COUNTER (SCACC)

There is a full complement of consultant/oral surgeons,dental officers,dental technicians,dental surgery assistants,dental nurses and attendants.We also have a receptionist coordinating the counter services.Day to day business management is undertaken by our Head of Department whereas our specialists and senior dental officer takes care of general clinical management.

Our treatment area of both clinics includes dental cubicles,specialist rooms,and single rooms.
Both clinic also has its own central sterilization room and supply room and also a radiography room.Our clinic setting is a unique combination of newly refurbished rooms that functions together seamlessly,promoting smooth flow of operations.

CSSD (MAIN BLOCK) CSSD (SCACC)

To provide better onsite service,a dental laboratory is situated in the new clinic.We provide large and comfortable waiting areas furnished with televisions,PA systems,magazines racks and drinking water dispensers at both clinics.

Being part of this hospital which serves as a national referral centre,we provide comprehensive oral and maxillofacial services which include trauma management and surgical services,oral medicine and surgical cancer treatment among others.

To improve the quality of service provided,we participate in many quality programmes that are conducted by the hospital and also other institutions.Continuing education is emphasized to enhance clinical skills and knowledge.Evaluation of services provided is not only based on rigid requirements or numerical quotas,but it is evaluated on an ongoing basis and is determined by a Department Quality Committee using standard evaluation criteria developed by the hospital,ministry or department itself.

In view of the current trends in oral diseases and the increasing general population,the department aims to enhance its capability and quality of care by optimising the use of appropriate technology hand-in-hand with state-of-art- dentistry

 

Clinic Schedules

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery SCACC

Day Time Activities
Monday 8.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm-5.00 pm
Referrals from Emergency Department (Walk-in) and Out Patient Department & IJN
CME for specialists and officers
Tuesday 8.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm- 5.00 pm
Operation in Operating Theatre SCACC / Gen.OT
Referrals from Emergency Department(Walk-in)
Wednesday 8.00am-9.00am
9.00am-1.00pm
8.00am-5.00 pm
CME at Main Auditorium for specialists and officers
Operation in Operating Theatre in Gen. OT
Referrals from Emergency Department (Walk-in)
Thursday 8.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm-5.00 pm
Referrals from Emergency Department (Walk-in) and Out Patient Department & IJN
Operation in Operating Theatre SCACC/Appointments
Friday 8.00am-12.15pm
2.45pm-5.00 pm
Referrals from Emergency Department (Walk-in)and Out Patient Department & IJN
CME in SCACC / Satellite Clinic for all staffs

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery –Satellite Clinic / Main building

Day Time Activities
Monday - Thursday 8.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm-5.00 pm
Ward Referrals and Ward Appointments
Ward Referrals and Ward Appointments
Wednesday 8.00am-9.00am
8.00am-5.00 pm
CME for specialists and officers at Main Auditorium
Ward Referrals and Ward Appointments
Friday 8.00am-12.15pm
3.00pm-5.00 pm
CME in SCACC / Satellite Clinic for all staffs

*Lunch break : Monday till Thursday - from 1.00pm - 2.00pm ; Friday - from 12.15pm - 2.45pm
** All urgent referrals from Emergency Department will be entertained in Oral Surgery Clinic SCACC for Walk-in patients and ward patients at Satellite Clinic during office hours and by oncall officers
after office hours.

Forensic Odontology – Satellite Clinic/ Main Building

Day Time Activities
Monday - Thursday 8.00am-5.00 pm Open for referrals
Wednesday 8.00am-9.00am
8.00am-5.00 pm
CME for specialists and officers at Main Auditorium
Friday 3.00pm-5.00 pm CME in SCACC / Satellite Clinic for all staffs

*Oncall specialist and officers are available throughout the year and after office hours

 

Special Needs in Dentistry – Satellite Clinic/ Main Building 

Day Time Activities
Monday : 1st,2nd,3rd,5th week
4th week
8.00am-5.00 pm
8.00am- 5.00pm
Appointments and referrals
Preparation for Operating Theatre
cases
Tuesday :
2nd week
4th week
8.00am-5.00 pm Appointments and referrals
Operating Theatre in Daycare OT
Operating Theatre in Main OT
Wednesday 8.00am-9.00am
9.00am-5.00 pm
Hospitals CME
Appointment and referrals
Thursday 8.00am-1.00pm
2.00pm-5.00 pm
Geriatric multidisciplinary meeting
Appointments and referrals
Friday 8.00am-12.15pm
3.00pm-5.00 pm
Behaviour Day Appointments and referrals
Meetings and CME

Oral Medicine & Pathology – Satellite Clinic/ Main building

Day Time Activities
Tuesday 8.00am – 1.00 pm Appointments and referrals
Wednesday 8.00am - 9.00 am
9.00am - 1.00pm
CME at Main Auditorium
Appointments and referrals
Monday & Thursday 8.00am – 5.00pm Open for urgent outpatient / ward referrals
Friday 8.00am - 12.15pm
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Open for urgent outpatient / ward referrals
CME in SCACC / Satellite Clinic for all staffs

*Lunch break : Monday till Thursday - from 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Friday - from 12.15pm - 2.45pm

DENTAL UNIT (MAIN BLOCK) DENTAL UNIT (SCACC)

 

X-RAY ROOM (MAIN BLOCK) X-RAY ROOM (SCACC)

 

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Our department provides a wide range of services,encompassing most facets of the oral & maxillofacial specialty.They include:

1) Consultation and examination
2) Surgical treatment
3) Conservative treatment
4) Prosthetic treatment
5) Periodontal (Gums) treatment
6) Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology Clinic
7) Forensic Odontology
8) Special Needs In Dentistry
9) Combined clinics
10) Continuing professional education (CPE)

 

CONSULTATION IN PROGRESS

CONSULTATION & EXAMINATION


All patients are seen by the Dental Officers who will elicit their medical and dental histories and conduct an orofacial examination.Specialized oral surgery treatment and care shall be done under the supervision and guidance of the Clinical Specialist or Consultant.Referrals direct to the Consultant are attended to personally or may be delegated to a responsible officer.Radiological examinations and relevant laboratory investigations are requested if indicated.

IMPACTED WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL
 

SURGICAL TREATMENT


The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department provides treatment for maxillofacial injuries resulting from all forms of trauma especially motor-vehicular accidents and for patients with oral and facial neoplasm/malignancy.

All minor oral surgery procedures e.g. surgical removal of impacted third molar,apicectomy and biopsy is performed under local anaesthesia in the clinic.All cases requiring more complicated procedures e.g tumour resection and open reduction and internal fixation of facial fractures is performed under general anesthesia in the operation theatre.

However since 2013 onwards when Specialist Centre and Ambulatory Care Centre started to function as part of HKL, our department was given the privilege to operate our minor oral surgery cases like surgical removal impacted wisdom teeth in

Daycare Operating Theatre on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 2 operating days in General Operating Theatre in main block which falls on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are left for elective cases like trauma,orthognathic and oral cancer surgeries.

CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT

CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT


Basic conservative dental treatment is rendered depending on individual needs especially to patients with medical problems complicating oral rehabilitation.Patients requiring more extensive treatment will be referred to satellite dental clinics within Kuala Lumpur.

GAMBAR PROSTHETIC LABORATORY BARU  
EAR AND NOSE PROSTHESES  

PROSTHETIC TREATMENT

Besides the provision of dentures and splints,the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department is
responsible for the fabrication and provision of maxillofacial prostheses referred from various disciplines such as Eye,ENT,O&G and Plastic.These prostheses include obturators,eye and ear prostheses and vaginal dilators.

PERIODONTAL (GUMS) TREATMENT

This is limited to routine scaling and polishing and simple periodontal treatment.Advanced and complicated cases are referred to periodontists based in selected peripheral government dental clinics.

ORAL MEDICINE & ORAL PATHOLOGY CLINIC

This is organized with visiting Oral Pathologists from the Institute of Medical Research (IMR)
once a week for all Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology cases.Cases discussed range from oral ulcers & facial pain to oral manifestations of systemic diseases.

FORENSIC EXAMINATION  

FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY

Forensic Odontology is the proper handling, examination and evaluation of dental evidence which will then presented in the interest of justice. The evidence that maybe derived from teeth is the age & identification of the person to whom the teeth belong.

SPECIAL NEEDS IN DENTISTRY
 

Also known as Special Care Dentistry is a specialty of dentistry concerned with the oral health of people who have intellectual disability or are affected by other medical,physical or psychiatric issues.

ORTHODONTICS COMBINED CLINIC  

 

COMBINED CLINICS
Oral surgery cases that require combined management with other disciplines such as ENT,Radiotherapy and Oncology are discussed at the Oncology Combined Clinic before commencement of treatment.
Cases of severe dental malocclusion requiring surgical intervention (orthognathic surgery) are discussed with visiting orthodontists from Cahaya Suria,Bangsar and Keramat dental clinics.


Forensic Odontology is the proper handling,examination and evaluation of dental evidence which will then presented in the interest of justice.The evidence that maybe derived from teeth is the age & identification of the person to whom the teeth belong.

COMBINED CLINICS  

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CPE)


The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department participates in the Hospital Kuala Lumpur Wednesday clinical meetings.Every Monday evening from 2.00pm till 4.00pm,there will be pre-op discussion held in level 6 Seminar Room,SCACC, attended by oral surgeons and dental officers of oral & maxillofacial surgery unit.

ORAL CANCER AND PRECANCER IN MALAYSIA – RISK FACTORS,PROGNOSTIC MARKERS,GENE EXPRESSION AND IMPACT ON QUALITY OF LIFE

Joint research with UM,UKM,USM,CARIF and several MOH Hospitals

ABSTRACT


Oral Cancer is a form of malignancy that is very easily detected through an oral examination.Various studies have shown the association of certain risk habits such as smoking and alcohol consumption with oral cancer.This study attempts to investigate risk factors,prognostic markers,gene expression and its impact on patient’s quality of life.The identification of the aforementioned factors will help us to improve or create new ways of detecting the disease at an earlier stage and perhaps will enable us to introduce a more effective treatment for this disease.

 

 

 

TRAINING

  1. This department is the main training centre for pre-gazettement Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons in Malaysia,i.e before being gazette as a Clinical Specialist after completing the relevant postgraduate programme.
  2. We are involved in the clinical rotation of Master in Clinical Dentistry,M.Clin.Dent (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) students, a local training programme for future Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons conducted by the University of Malaya.
  3. Providing exposure in hospital dentistry to new dental graduates (First Year Dental Officer,FYDO), in in-patient management and basic oral surgical procedures.
  4. As a training place for post-graduate students from other surgical specialities.
  5. Training of support staff:
    1. dental,oral and maxillofacial technicians
    2. Dental Surgery Assistants during their clinical attachment period. 

 

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