Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Key overarching resources

The resources below are relevant across most or all of the areas and metrics listed on this page.

Sentinel top decile metrics

Metric/recommendationPerformance measure (top decile or national standard)
Percentage of oral and oral and maxillofacial procedures performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeonn/a (note 2019 avg 34.2%)
Ratio of first to follow-up outpatient appointments following surgeryn/a (note 2019 avg 0.4)
Ratio of first to follow-up outpatient appointments with no proceduresn/a (note 2019 avg 1.1)
Average length of stay for elective major head and neck cancer surgery with flap reconstruction11.4
Average length of stay for elective major head and neck cancer surgery without flap reconstruction3.0
BADS – Head and Neck – Day case rates95.4%
Outpatient procedure rate for removal of lesion procedures from skin of the head and neck region91.3%
Daycase rate for fractured mandible surgery52.9%
Daycase rate for surgery for fractured zygomatic complex of bones85%
Daycase rate for surgery for orbital trauma50%
Outpatient procedure rate for tooth surgery70%
Outpatient procedure rate for wisdom tooth surgery50%
Return for another dental procedure in 1 year following tooth surgery3.6%
Return for another dental procedure in 1 year following wisdom tooth surgery1.6%