Professor Piet Haers is a leading consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon based in London and Guildford. He is expert in all areas of oral surgery including cleft palate and orthognathic surgery. Additionally, he specialises in dental implants and the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Professor Haers obtained degrees in both dentistry and medicine from the University of Leuven, Belgium before beginning specialist training in Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland. He also served as assistant professor in the department of cranio-maxillofacial and oral surgery at Zurich’s University Hospital from 1991 to 1999. He has been based in the UK since 1999 working as a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. Professor Haers was also consultant surgeon and clinical director of the South Thames Cleft Service based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. He currently sees patients in private practice at The Harley Street Clinic, Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital and The Portland Hospital.
Professor Haers is a renowned expert in his field and has held a number of senior positions throughout his esteemed career. He is a past board member and past president of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Professor Haers has an extensive portfolio of academic publications and book chapter contributions and additionally served for over ten years as editor in chief for the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is regularly invited to present at national and international meetings of fellow colleagues to share his expertise. He has been a faculty member of the Royal College of Surgeons’ FGDP specialist dental implant diploma course since 2005 and was an honorary visiting professor at the University of Surrey’s Postgraduate Medical School.