Mr Luke Cascarini is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial, Head and Neck Surgeon who consults privately at a number of London hospitals and nearer his home in Beckenham.
He treats any condition that affects the mouth, neck, jaw and face - from impacted wisdom teeth to facial trauma, from salivary gland stones to head and neck cancer, from dental implants to complex reconstruction.
He is one of the most highly experienced surgeons in temporomandibular joints (TMJ) replacement surgery in the UK, carrying out the majority of these operations performed in the South of England.
Luke has led the field in the use of platelet rich fibrinogen and stem cell therapy in conjunction with minimally invasive arthroscopy TMJ surgery. He is also a pioneer in the use of extended joint reconstructive surgery. He is a member of the European Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons.
In salivary gland surgery Luke has published and lectured on minimally invasive salivary gland surgery, including tumour removal and stone removal. In trauma surgery Luke provides the latest techniques including computer aided designed reconstructive implants for orbital fractures.
In head and neck oncology Luke is trained in robotic surgery, micro surgical reconstruction (free flap reconstruction), laser surgery and electrochemotherapy.
Luke also provides expertise in oral medicine and pre malignant lesions precipitating early diagnosis.
Luke provides dental implants both for naturally lost teeth and also part of the reconstructive process for his oncology patients including bone grafting and sinus lifts in complex cases.
Luke has published over 50 research papers, written 3 textbooks and numerous other chapters as well as lecturing Nationally and Internationally. He was Associate Editor of the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Section Editor (Trauma) of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for over 5 years and continues to provide reviews for these Journals.