I am a Consultant Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Oral Surgeon at The Luton & Dunstable University Hospital since 2012 and a core member of the Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Team. I perform facial reconstructive surgery for cancer patients and I am an expert in minimally invasive treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease.
I specialise in head and neck cancer, facial reconstruction and rehabilitation with microsurgery and free tissue transfer, skin cancer, sialendoscopy and minimal intraoral surgery for obstructive salivary gland disease (stones and strictures), salivary gland surgery, paediatric oral surgery and tongue ties.
I perform regular sialendoscopies, utilising all forms of minimal treatment for the obstructive disease of the salivary glands including laser intraluminal fragmentation of stones, basked retrieval of stones, balloon sialoplasties and the intraoral ductal stretching technique for the deeply seated stones in the hilum of the submandibular gland.
I have performed a high volume of free tissue transfer for reconstruction of the facial defects with a variety of flaps. Nowadays reconstruction is patient specific and I often include virtual surgical planning in the surgical treatment of my patients.
For appointments contact Debbie Carr on 01582 718061
General oral surgery, salivary gland diseases, facial trauma & mouth cancer.
Head and neck surgery
Arun completed his undergraduate dental qualification with several prizes in 1984. He obtained the Fellowship in Dental Surgery from both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh & England in 1989. To pursue a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Arun qualified as a doctor in 1996 from the University of Sheffield with distinction in his final MBChB examination. After a period of two years and a basic general surgical training he was successful in the Fellowship Examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1998.
Arun completed his higher specialist training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and was admitted to the GMC Specialist List in October 2003. He was appointed as a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Milton Keynes General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in May 2004. Arun has an NHS practice incorporating all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery. His specialist interests are in the surgical treatment of facial /jaw disproportion, salivary gland disease and skin lesions.
Since August 2004, Arun has been running his own successful private practice, covering all aspects of Oral and Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
Arun regularly attends and presents at meetings both at home and abroad not only in Oral and Facial Surgery but also in Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery, Dermatological Surgery and Dental Implantology. He has been involved in innovative work with Orthodontic Implants and Distraction Orthogenesis. In the last 5 years Arun has attended courses and visited cosmetic clinics in Europe, North and South America.
Salivary gland disease and surgery
Skin surgery, excisions and reconstruction of facial lesions
All facial cosmetic surgical procedures including jaw surgery
Teaching and training
Special Clinical Interests:
Salivary gland disease
General oral surgery, facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery