Consultant Oral Surgeon
Located in Manchester
Dr Helen Petersen
BDS (Hons), MFDS RCS, Prof Cert TLHPE (FHEA),
MAcad MedEd, MOral Surg RCS, PhD
Consultant in Oral Surgery
Dr Helen Petersen is an experienced consultant oral surgeon, managing a broad range of surgical conditions. She has a particular special interest in the removal/exposure of impacted canines and other teeth, for the provision of orthodontic treatment. Dr Helen Petersen is also experienced in the diagnosis and management of oral medicine complaints. She has also spent several years training under a specialist facial pain service at the Eastman Dental Institute, and accepts referrals for facial pain conditions.
Dr Helen Petersen treats both adults and children of all ages. She currently leads the paediatric oral surgery service for Manchester Foundation Trust, where she is a practicing consultant. This role sees her working closely with paediatric dentists, orthodontists, restorative dentists and general practitioners, in the joint management of her patients. Additionally, Dr Helen Petersen is a key member of the Manchester Hypodontia team, managing patients with complex dental needs. In recognition of her excellent team working skills and clinical care, she has been awarded two clinical excellence awards.
Dr Helen Petersen has a strong academic record, and is the current Editor-in-Chief of the international journal; Oral Surgery. She has a PhD and has published extensively and presented her research internationally. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, and Programme Director for the Masters programmes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Nationally, she sits on the Council of the British Association of Oral Surgeons, and is an invited examiner for the Overseas Registration Examination.