Dr. Sunil Richardson


Stanford-Certificate-awarded to Dr Sunil Richardson


Yale university visiting professor- Dr Sunil Richardson

Dr. Sunil Richardson is a maxillofacial surgeon who believes in not only giving patients the best possible medical care, but also in achieving a sensitive understanding of their aesthetic goals. Trained in prestigious medical institutions and with more than 10000 surgeries under his belt Dr. Richardson is recognized as one of the country’s top facial surgeons. He has been invited to perform surgeries, lecture and train at numerous international institutions and conferences across the globe, including Germany, USA, and Middle East.

Dr.Sunil Richardson is an eminent maxillofacial surgeon in India. He has been trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery and fields of plastic surgery which includes cleft lip and palate surgeries, facial surgeries, orthognathic surgeries, rhinoplasties, cosmetic surgeries, palatoplasties, dental implant surgeries to name a few. He is a fellow of the International association for cleft lip and palate. The entire spectrum of treatment required for patients born with cleft lip and palate is managed in Richardsons dental and craniofacial centre.It starts with treating cleft lip by Primary Cheiloplasty in infancy,cleft palate by palatoplasty and is followed as the child grows by procedures like rhinoplasty/septoplasty, alveolar bone grafting,speech surgery or secondary palate surgeries,secondary cleft lip revision surgeries,and cosmetic surgeries like orthognathic surgery or distraction surgeries. Dr.Sunil also provides best treatment for missing teeth like placing dental implants.Other aspects of facial surgery like trauma, TMJ surgeries etc all are done at this centre.

Richardson dental and craniofacial hospital is located at #71, Trivandrum Highway, Chunkankadai, Nagercoil 620003, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, India,  just 70 kilometres distance from Thiruvananthapuram(Trivandrum) the capital city of Kerala.





Cleft lip palate


Facial trauma


facial aesthetic



facial toumors – 


2100+ dento

alveolar surgery 

dental implants


Please check the main menu for full list of treatments we offer.
Here below featured are some main types of treatments


Not every day would you come across a patient who desires perfection in his facial proportions. We had an eager young male who came to us with the complaint that his face looks too broad 

Cleft lip surgery

The entire team at Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital was happy to welcome the Indonesian family that had travelled all the way from Medan for the cleft lip surgery of their son, aged 3 …

Jaw surgery

Orthognathic surgery is a procedure by which various jaw anomalies can be corrected. Problems in speaking, biting, chewing, swallowing and breathing, unwanted stress on the jaw joint 

Oral cancer

The most dreaded oral disease is oral cancer. Although it can be a fatal disease, yet if detected at the right stage it can be curable and the patient can lead a normal life. Here’s a story of a patient who..

Chin surgery

A young female patient reported to us complaining about her looks which were not perfect according to her. On clinical examination by a team of doctors headed by Dr.Sunil Richardson it was assessed that her lower part of.

Oculoplasty is an art and science of plastic surgery around the eye. As the eye is a very delicate organ, well protected in a bony socket. Hence, the surgery involving the eye is very technique sensitive. It involves surgeries associated 

Dental Implants

Oh, We all have ’32 PROMISES TO KEEP’..which means that our permanent teeth are irreplaceable, once lost they won’t grow back and will need an artificial replacement. What happens if we do lose them?..

Hair transplant

Hair fall troubles everyone at some stage of their life or the other. If it persists for too long, thinning and balding of the scalp takesplace. At Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, we provide a range of treatments to laser tharapy, prp injection theraphy…

..right from the heart

” I’m sure that you get many of letters of gratitude, but I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you did for my daughter. Prior to my appointment I felt very nervous on how to deal with this problem .However, that changed when I met you. I felt very much comfortable and supported under your care which was just , what I needed to get through that situation. You are simply wonderful and great at what you do. Besides being the most amazingly skilled and blessed surgeon, you are truly a great artist too.
And i feel really fortunate to have met such a wonderful person “

– Aswathy Chennai, Tamil Nadu


The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at Starcare Hospital helps patients improve function, appearance and health through the comprehensive treatment of diseases, conditions, and anomalies of the face and jaw.

a Happy patient...

A highly motivated Surgeon with over 13 years of experience provides excellence in results and outstanding patient care. Dr Sunil Richardson’s background in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and subsequent training in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery gives him a unique knowledge of the face. 

Before and After...

Here you can see before and after treatment images of patients at our hospital. We publish only patient images with proper consent from the patients or from their parents though we have all patients’ documented images at our hospital.


Richardsons dental and craniofacial Hospital
 71, Trivandrum Highway, Chunkankadai,
Nagercoil, Tamilnadu, S. India Ph:+9443182860,

Starcare Hospitals, Muscat Oman Consultant maxillofacial surgeon Ph:+968 90183713, Web:


Two realistic Oil paintings of cleft babies with their mother
and a watercolor painting of a recovered cleft baby-all archived at
Richardsons dental and cranifacial Hospital India

Painting of cleft baby
Painting cleft baby with mother
cleft child curd watercolor

Why Choose Us?

  • Modern Clinic

    State of the art facilities at par with the very best in the world to cater to the entire FACE.
  • Team Work

    Competent and experienced team that includes craniofacial surgeon, pediatrician, pediatric anesthetist, oral surgeon, orthodontist, cosmetic dentist, speech pathologist, dermatologist, speech pathologist, Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon, Hair Transplant surgeons.
  • Vast Experience

    Vastly experienced and internationally acclaimed facial plastic and maxillofacial surgeon available.
  • Inexpensive

    Our rates are for sure one of the best "value for money" costs in the entire world!

Latest Blogs

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Root Canal Treatment @ Richardsons Dental And Craniofacial Hospital

Root Canal Treatment or RCT is the removal of pulp tissue from the tooth. A tooth consists of hard enamel, dentin, and cementum with soft pulp tissue in the center. The pulp is the living tissue in a tooth. Pulp tissue consists of blood vessels, [ + ]

Comminuted Mandibular Fracture

Comminuted Mandibular Fracture Reduction Like A Jigsaw Puzzle

Facial fractures from road traffic accidents are real nightmares. After sustaining one such accident, a male patient below 30 years of age, reported to Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Nagercoil. He was stable, as he had his initial emergency care elsewhere. It’s been a couple [ + ]

Dental Rehabilitation Post

Dental Rehabilitation Post Road Accidents

One another male patient in his late twenties after sustaining a road traffic accident visited Richardsons dental and craniofacial hospital, Nagercoil with a number of dental complaints and fractured teeth. His upper front teeth were completely fractured giving us no option but to extract them [ + ]