Mr Gary Craig Smith Cousin

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

MB ChB(Hons) BDS FDSRCS(Eng) FDSRCPS FRCS(Ed) FRCS(OMFS)

Personal profile

Mr Gary Cousin is an experienced and popular specialist and has strong links with local practitioners. He qualified as a dentist, subsequently as a doctor and had postgraduate training in Glasgow, London and the North West of England before becoming a consultant in 2001. His commitment to teaching and training has led to honorary posts in three universities.

He has published many scientific papers, lectured widely and has run the postgraduate training scheme for hospital dentists in East Lancashire for 11 years. In addition to treating patients with wisdom tooth problems, facial pain and disorders of the soft tissues of the mouth, Mr Cousin’s main interests are the management of facial trauma and deformity.

He has an excellent clinical demeanour and sympathetic approach; key soft skills especially when seeing anxious patients. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is at the crossroads of dentistry, medicine and surgery.

Mr Cousin welcomes referrals from dentists, GP’s, and specialists in related disciplines.

Professional Membership



  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire

  • Tutor, Faculty of Health, University of Salford

  • Clinical Tutor, University of Liverpool

  • British Medical Association

  • British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

  • Manchester Medical Society

  • Former President, Section of Odontology, Manchester Medical Society

  • Associate of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

  • International Bone Research Association

Clinical Interests



  • Wisdom teeth

  • Dental extractions

  • Mouth ulcers

  • Disorders of oral soft tissues

  • Sore mouth

  • Temporomandibular (jaw) joint problems

  • Facial pain

  • Salivary gland problems

  • Facial trauma

  • Facial deformity

  • Soft tissue swellings of face and neck

  • Oral premalignant conditions

  • Dental implantology and associate surgery

  • Benign lesions of face and neck

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