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Moar, Kanwalraj

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Consultant cleft surgeon

Dr Kanwalraj Moar - consultant cleft surgeon

Area of expertise: cleft lip and palate surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, facial deformity


Dr Kanwalraj Moar is qualified with degrees in medicine and dentistry. She had specialist registrar training in oral and maxillofacial Surgery in Liverpool, then going on to speciality training in cosmetic reconstructive surgery and cleft lip and palate surgery. Kanwalraj trained and worked at various UK cleft units (Leeds, Newcastle, London, Cambridge) with charity trips to India to boost her experience.

Her current practice includes the primary treatment of cleft lip and palate followed by bone grafting in early childhood, and secondary surgery such as osteotomy and rhinoplasty in the late teens. She has an interest in tertiary cleft surgery aimed at the adult patient who may require complex treatments including bone graft, orthognathic/ preprosthetic surgery and dental implants.

Further information

Education and training

  • Bachelor of Dentistry (University of Sheffield) 1996
  • MFDS RCS (Edin) 2001
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery ( University of Manchester) 2004
  • MRSC (Edin) 2006
  • FRCS (OMFS) 2010
  • OMFS Specialist Training  Rotation in Liverpool 2006-2011
  • National Fellowship in Cosmetic Reconstructive Surgery 2011
  • National Fellowship in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery 2011- 2013 CCT Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Oct 2013.

Specialist interests

  • cleft lip and palate surgery
  • oral and maxillofacial surgery including:
    • facial deformity (orthognathic surgery)
    • facial aesthetic surgery and treatments
    • skin cancer.

Research interests

Kanwalraj is interested in the standardisation of data collection within the cleft speciality. This leads to more robust research which can carried out at a national or international level. She is working closely with The Cleft Collective and National Facial Oral and Oculoplastic Research Centre ( Saving Faces) to achieve this.


Download a list of Dr Kanwalraj Moar's publications (PDF 34Kb ).


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0207 1881320

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