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Lessons Learned in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from British Military Deployments in Afghanistan
  1. Wing Commander A Gibbons, Consultant1 and
  2. Mackenzie N, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2
  1. 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit, Peterborough Hospital, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE3 6DA Andrew.gibbons{at}
  2. 2Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3LY


This article describes the combined lessons learned from two deployments of a cadre of British Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons to Kandahar between July 2006 to April 2007, and September 2008 to April 2009.

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