Peter Revington

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

I originally trained in dentistry, qualifying in 1976, before working for the Medical research council to achieve my masters degree. I then returned to the NHS and after completing my dental fellowship, I joined the army. After five years with the armed forces, I left to study medicine at Charing Cross/ Westminster. After completing my surgical fellowship, I returned to my original specialty to complete my higher surgical training at Kings College Hospital, before taking up my appointment as Consultant Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon at Frenchay Hospital in December 1994. With the closure of Frenchay & the centralisation of the Maxillofacial service, I moved to the Bristol Royal Infirmary/Bristol Children's Hospital, which remained my base until my retirement from the NHS at the end of April 2021. My special surgical interest is in Facial deformity surgery. I was one of three surgeons in the S.W. Cleft Lip and palate team, with a focus on secondary cleft surgery.

I served as a Member of the Court of Examiners of the Intercollegiate Specialty Board between 2009-21 and have written chapters on facial trauma.

In my capacity as a practising consultant, I acquired significant experience in the clinical management of facial trauma in both the civilian and the military settings. As a result, I have published on several aspects of the management of facial trauma and I taught on a range of both civilian and military courses in relation to the management of such cases (Military Operational Surgical Trauma Course). In addition, I have taught on facial trauma for the Surgical Training in the Austere Environment Course, a course run by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. As a result of my work with the Reserve Forces I was awarded the Territorial Decoration in 1997, The VSRM in 2006 (& Bar 2010) and the Afghan campaign medal in 2007.

The majority of my medico-legal experience relates to personal injury of routine facial trauma. I have also been involved in a number of criminal cases, notably a range of grievous bodily harm cases and three of murder.

I am a Fellow of the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons.

Dept.of Maxillofacial Surgery

Spire Hospital,
The Glen Redland Hill,
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