Dr. Thomas Meenathatil, BDS, FFRDRCSI (Ireland), FICOI (USA)
Meet Our Specialist
DR. THOMAS MEENATHATIL,
Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Implantologist
Dr. Thomas is a highly accomplished dental professional with a rich academic and professional background. He completed his Bachelors in Dental Surgery from Mangalore University, Karnataka, India in 1986, graduating from the esteemed AB Shetty Institute of Dental Sciences, now recognized as the 2nd best dental college in India.
Continuing his pursuit of excellence, Dr. Thomas ventured to the Republic of Ireland, where he successfully passed his primary fellowship exam at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. His postgraduate journey led him to become a registrar in Maxillofacial Surgery at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, affiliated with Trinity University, Dublin. Working under the guidance of Mr. Frank Brady, the Dean of the Royal College for the Faculty of Dentistry and Chief Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at St. James’s College, Dr. Thomas gained extensive experience in maxillofacial trauma, orthognathic surgery, cleft palates, salivary gland pathology, and oral neoplasms. In 1990, he achieved the prestigious FFDRCSI (Maxillofacial) from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.
Building on this foundation, Dr. Thomas secured a specialist registrar position at Addenbrooks NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK, a 1,500-bedded hospital and a tertiary referral center for organ transplants in Europe. Under the mentorship of Mr. David Adlam and WT Lamp, he honed his skills as a specialist maxillofacial registrar. Subsequently, he focused his expertise on dental and craniofacial implants, working in the Sultanate of Oman from 1998 to 2000.
In the year 2000, Dr. Thomas established his own private practice, the Scientific Dental Implant Clinic, in the State of Kerala, India. Specializing in dental implant treatments, the clinic has been serving patients for over two decades. Dr. Thomas expanded his practice globally by inaugurating an exclusive dental implant facility in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2010. Detailed credentials for the Dubai clinic can be found on the website Dr. Thomas Dental Implant Clinic.com.
Dr. Thomas takes pride in offering international patients the choice between the scenic destinations of Kerala and Dubai for their treatments. Combining world-class dental care with the allure of internationally renowned tourist locations, patients can experience a comprehensive and unforgettable dental implant journey along with a rejuvenating holiday.
DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION PREVIOUSLY HELD AND IN GOOD STANDING:
- BRITISH DENTAL COUNCIL
- DENTAL COUNCIL, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
- SULTANATE OF OMAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH
DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION CURRENTLY ACTIVE AND IN GOOD STANDING:
- DUBAI HEALTH AUTHORITY
- INDIAN DENTAL COUNCIL
- FICOI (U.S.A.) – Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
- MEMBER – Indian Academy of Osseo Integration
- Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist, U.S.A.
- Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.
- Member of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
WORK EXPERIENCE AND POSITION HELD:
- Former Mentor of Nobel Biocare Implant Fellowship Programme
- Former Maxillofacial Registrar at these centers of excellence: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL – U.K. and TRINITY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL – Ireland
- Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon – Head of the Department Maxillofacial Surgery Chaithanya ENT Hospital, Cochin (a hospital exclusively dedicated to head and neck surgery)
- Formerly Senior Consultant Orthognathic Surgeon, Multidisciplinary Programme Dept. of Orthodontics, A.B Shetty Dental College, Mangalore Senior Specialist in treating facial deformities
- Chairman of Sun Foundation, a charitable trust for people with facial deformities
- Formerly Consultant Dental Surgeon, Hindustan Newsprint Ltd., Velloor and Indian Airlines – Kochi
Formerly Maxillofacial Registrar at Centers of Excellence:
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL – U.K.
ADDENBROOKE’S NHS TRUST is a tertiary referral center hospital for all specialties. This hospital is known as largest centre for liver transplant treatment in the whole Europe.
The maxillofacial department was the tertiary referral center for the whole of East Anglia. The department was manned with three consultants and one registrar(Dr.Thomas) and four senior house officers and five clinical assistants.
The department handles maxillo-facial trauma, salivary gland surgeries, oro-facial tumor, surgeries for facial deformities,craniofacial and dental implant treatment.
The unit was allotted 23 inpatient beds. As a registrar, Dr. Thomas was supervising nursing and SHO AND HO responsibilities for the inpatients including preparing the patients for surgery, post-operative management, the delivering of prescribed medications until discharging the patient.
Dr.Thomas was a fully-paid registrar registered with Dental Council of U.K. He was the specialist registrar under the East Anglia Higher Surgical Training. He was a part of the trauma team and was one in three second on call. He has carried out multiple complex operations under general anaesthesia with inter-disciplinary support. He is well versed with medico-legal aspects and aseptic surgical procedures. Twice in a week, he carried out procedures under IV sedation on his own.
During that time,Mr. David Adlam and WT Lam were the consultants. Mr. Ian Robinson was the consultant orthodontist with whom Dr. Thomas closely associated for planning and performing all his orthognathic (jaw deformity) surgeries.
He also spent lot of time in the unit’s craniofacial laboratory and with craniofacial technician (Mr. Peter) and actively participated in the surgical and prosthetic management of craniofacial implant supported prosthesis.
- TRINITY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL – DUBLIN, IRELAND
St. James’s Hospital NHS Trust, Dublin Ireland is Trinity University Hospital. This hospital is known as national tertiary referral center for all specialties. This national maxillofacial department was manned with three consultants, one senior registrar, one registrar (Dr. Thomas) and four senior house officers. Maxillofacial trauma, salivary gland surgeries, orofacialtumor surgeries facial deformities, craniofacial and dental implant treatment were carried out routinely.
Dr.Thomas was a fully paid registrar registered with Dental Council of Republic of Ireland. At that time he was the registrar to Mr. Frank Brady B who was the Dean of the Royal College of Surgeons for the Faculty of Dentistry. Mr. Brady while his training was registrar to Sir Norman Row who is considered as the Father of Modern Maxillofacial Surgery. The other consultant was Mr. Hugh Barry who had enormous interest in dental implants. This hospital was the center for fellowship examinations for RCSI. Dr. Thomas was a part of the trauma team and was one in three second on call. He has carried out multiple complex operation under general anesthesia with interdisciplinary support. He had his own theater list which U.N. supervised twice in a week.
After this extensive working experience he decided to set up his private practice back in Kerala, India. Because of his enormous interest in dental and craniofacial implant treatment he narrowed down his practice predominantly focusing in dental implant treatment.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE ROYAL HOSPITAL (Associate specialist)
CHELTENHAM GENERAL HOSPITAL (Associate specialist)
- Dental Implants
- CranioFacial Implants
- Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Deformities)
- Replacement of Lost Teeth
Awarded the FFDRCS (Fellowship in Maxillofacial Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland)
Group photo of the fellows of that batch in the Royal college conferring hall
Specialists’ Hospital in India
Formerly Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon – Head of the Dept. of Maxillofacial Surgery
Specialist Hospital- a hospital dedicated only to plastic reconstruction surgery.
Chaitanya E.N.T. Hospital in India CHAITANYA E.N.T. HOSPITAL COCHIN (Consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon)
CHAIRMAN – SUN FOUNDATION
Sun Foundation is a charitable trust focusing exclusively on people with facial deformities.
Affiliations To Non-medical Organizations:
- Life member Cochin International Airport Golf Club
- Life member Cochin Golf Club (Bolgatty Palace)
- Life member Kerala Management Association
- Life member Regional Sports Centre Cochin
- Life member Doctors Club, Indian Medical Association
- Life member Cochin Yacht Club
- Life member Shooting Academy Kerala
- Life member Wednesday Club (Public Speaking)