Dr Patricia Gorecki Dr. med. dent., MJDF, M Oral Surg

Dr Patricia Gorecki

School of Dentistry
Clinical Lecturer and Specialist in Oral Surgery

Contact details

The School of Dentistry
5 Mill Pool Way
B5 7EG
United Kingdom

Patricia Gorecki is a Specialist Oral Surgeon and Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery.

Her timetable is split between clinical (treatment) sessions, clinical research and BDS undergraduate teaching.

Her current academic work focuses on clinical trials in post-operative pain management after third molar (wisdom tooth) surgery.


Specialist and Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery:

  • M Oral Surg (Membership in Oral Surgery), RCS England, 2016
  • MJDF (Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties), RCS England, 2014
  • Dr. med. dent., University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 2012
  • Dentistry, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 2011


Patricia qualified as a dentist at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany, where she also conducted the work for her doctoral thesis, which focussed on Oral Cancer and oral premalignant lesions. She obtained her Dr. med. dent degree in 2012 and worked as a Specialty Registrar at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department in Erlangen prior to joining the Oral Surgery Department in Birmingham in April 2013. She was first employed as an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery and completed her Specialty Training in June 2016. She has now been appointed a Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery and will embark on her Oral Surgery post-CCST training from April 2017 onwards.


Oral Surgery Teaching BDS Year 3,4 and 5


The topic of her doctorate was based in Oral Cancer Research (“Detection of MAGE-A expression predicts malignant transformation of oral leukoplakia“.)

Since joining the department in Birmingham her research focus has been post-operative pain evaluation / management following third molar surgery. To this date, she has been part of four clinical trials, being a Co-Investigator in the most recent one (NCT1145820, NCT01706588, NCT00942448, NCT02777970).


  • Hadis MA, Cooper PR, Milward MR, Gorecki PC, Tarte E, Chrum J, Palin WM. “Development and application of LED arrays for use in phototherapy research”. J Biophotonics. 2017 Feb 6. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201600273.
  • Gorecki P, Stockmann P, Distler J.H.W, Wuest W, Schmidt D, Neukam F.W, Nkenke E, Wehrhan F. Implication of bisphosphonate use in the treatment of SAPHO syndrome: case report and discussion of current literature. Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ideas 9 (2015) pp. 72-78.
  • Ries J, Vairaktaris E, Agaimy A, Bechtold M, Gorecki P, Neukam FW, Nkenke E. The relevance of EGFR over-expression for the prediction of the malignant transformation of oral leukoplakia. Oncol Rep. 2013 Sep; 30(3): 1149-56.
  • Ries J, Agaimy A, Vairaktaris E, Gorecki P, Neukam FW, Strassburg LH, Nkenke E. Detection of MAGE-A expression predicts malignant transformation of oral leukoplakia. Cancer Invest. 2012 Aug; 30(7):495-502.