Mr Andrew Sidebottom

Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery



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Professional profile

Andrew has been a consultant in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Nottingham University Hospitals since 2001. He qualified BDS with Honours (Bristol 1986), FDSRCS (Eng) 1992, MBChB with Honours (Birmingham, 1993), FRCS (Eng) 1995, FRCS (OMFS) with gold medal 2000.

His specialist interest is in the management of TMJ disorders (one of 8 UK surgeons carrying out TMJ replacement) and facial deformity. He also manages an Oral Surgery practice - Trent Bridge Oral Surgery - for implant and minor oral surgery.

He is currently secretary of the British Association of TMJ Surgeons, President of the European Society for TMJ Surgery. He is section editor and expert adviser for TMJ for the British Journal or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and has over 50 published articles and 3 book chapters. Andrew is also the TMJ Special Interest Group Lead for BAOMS.

Andrew is considered to be the UK's leading expert as NICE adviser, British Journal adviser and section editor and immediate past president of the European Association of TMJ Surgery.

He was the Clinical Lead for Theatres at the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre from 2011-2014 and was formerly MAC chair for the Treatment Centre.

Andrew treats private patients at the Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre.

Personal profile

Andrew has 3 children, and is a keen sportsman and enjoys hockey, cricket and tennis. He is a qualified hockey umpire.

He also is a trainer of Paediatric Life Support.

Current NHS or research position

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nottingham University Hospitals

Year of first medical qualification


Special clinical interests

TMJ management particularly TMJ replacement and TMJ arthroscopy.
Facial deformity.
Facial cosmetic surgery
Dental implants

Research interests

TMJ replacement
TMJ arthroscopy
Masticatory muscle myofascial pain management with botulinum
Siallorhoea management with botulinum

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies