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The staff of BAOMS are not medically qualified and cannot give advice on medical problems or referrals.
For Oral and Maxillofacial advice, please consult your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, GP or Nurse Specialist in the first instance.
The staff of the BAOMS Offices are not medically trained and cannot give advice about medical conditions.
In addition, the information on this site should not be used for self-diagnosis but rather to inform you, as a patient/member of the public, of the surgical procedures/operations that oral and maxillofacial surgeons can perform. You should always contact your GP or Specialist Nurse for medical advice in the first instance for a possible consultant referral.
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