BDS, FDSRCS (Eng)
MBChB, FRCS (Eng)
Standard Phone Number 0121 456 0880
Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham. Honorary Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Birmingham. Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, West Midlands Craniofacial Unit, Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Stephen Dover qualified in dentistry from the University of Birmingham in 1980. He then undertook further hospital training in Liverpool and London, passing his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeon (England) in 1984. After a year working overseas he returned to Birmingham and qualified in medicine in 1989. He completed a general surgery rotation and passed his FRCS in 1992.
Stephen then specialised in oral and maxillofacial surgery and following cleft and craniofacial fellowships was appointed as a consultant to both the Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s Hospitals in 1996. He continues to work in both of these centres where he specialises in the management of complex paediatric and adult facial deformity.
Stephen’s private practice involves all aspects of adult and paediatric oral surgery, including wisdom teeth, oral lesions, jaw (temporo-mandibular) joint conditions and facial pain. He has over 20 years experience in oral implantology (dental implants) and examines, lectures and publishes both nationally and internationally on the subject. He routinely performs the bone and soft tissue grafting procedures, together with implant placement, that are often required to produce the best possible functional and aesthetic outcomes in implant dentistry.
Stephen was one of the first two Fellows elected to the International Team for Oral Implantology (ITI) in the UK. He works closely with his dental colleagues to provide a treatment plan individually tailored to each patient’s needs.
Stephen's maxillofacial practice includes the management of facial deformity. Where appropriate, he works with specialists in orthodontics to treat jaw disproportion and deformity.