Oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery have both a degree in medicine and dentistry. 

After a specialist training of four year, you receive a degree of special competence in oral and maxillofacial surgery. 

Team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Members of staff

  • Politis, Constantinus (head of department)
  • Schoenaers, Joseph
  • Dormaar, Titiaan
  • Jacobs, Reinhilde
  • From the dentistry department: De Laat, Antoon  

All members of staff are involved in the treatment of patients, training of assistants and student education. Together, they ensure the good care and treatment of disorders in the discipline of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

The members of staff are employed full time and work exclusively for the University Hospitals Leuven and the KU Leuven. 


  • Crement, Catherine
  • Legrand, Paul
  • Paulissen, Lizelot
  • Spaey, Yannick
  • Van Goethem, Johan
  • Vuylsteke, Philippe

The consulents all bring their own expertise to the care of the patient. In addition, the interns also benefit from their expertise.  

Physicians in training 

The University Hospitals Leuven are academic hospitals. It is therefore possible that an intern (physician in training) or a specialist in training will examine you. By watching and listening in they will learn their future profession.    

Dr. Griet De Temmerman, Dr. Joyce Jonkergouw, Dr. Robin Willaert, Dr. Pieter-Jan Van Bever and Dr. Barbara Veys all hold two degrees, a degree in medicine and a degree in dentistry and are training to be specialists in the oral and maxillofacial surgery.