Throughout Mr Nadeem Saeed's career, he has endeavoured to acquire a broad knowledge of all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Against this background, Mr Saeed now has specific ongoing interests in the management and treatment of temporomandibular disorders, congenital craniofacial deformity, salivary gland disease, chronic facial pain syndromes and medical education and training.
Whilst a member of the Oxford Craniofacial Unit he has developed and rationalised the treatment of mandibular anomalies, including hemifacial microsomia, Treacher-Collins syndrome and ankylosis and has now gained experience in the treatment of such conditions with costochondral grafting and mandibular distraction. Since leaving the unit he has developed and lead the Craniofacial Microsomia/Mandibular anomalies service.
His craniofacial experience naturally led to the development of a transcranial trauma service within our hospital. He provided maxillofacial input into this service which is truly multidisciplinary involving neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons and with ophthalmologists and ENT surgeons as required. Having helped establish this service he has now ventured into Medical Education and Training and is currently the Education Lead for Neurosciences, Trauma and Specialist Surgery. The conflict between training and service provision is not new but increasing regulation and changing workforce patterns has made this a challenging area of work.
Mr Saeed’s interest in temporomandibular disorders is in part a reflection of the exposure to temporomandibular joint reconstruction in his higher surgical training but also relates to his enthusiasm for this area. His publications to date tend to reflect this interest and he his now keen to pursue new research projects in this area. He is an invited member of Strasbourg Osteosynthesis Research Group (SORG) TMJ Section and also an active member of the subset of surgeons within the UK performing temporomandibular joint replacement surgery and hope to extend this in the near future. I was one of the founder members of the British Association of TMJ Surgeons.
All clinicians involved in the management of temporomandibular disorders also need to have a good working knowledge of chronic facial pain syndromes and masticatory muscle pain. I carry out multidisciplinary clinics involved in such patient care ranging from the management of headache through to trigeminal neuralgia. My clinics involve coordinated treatment with chronic pain specialists as well as neurosurgeons.