Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialist field in the mouth, face, jaws and oral surgery, and is a specialist qualification with training recognised through the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS), and registration through the Australia Health practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Specialist Training Required:
- Full registration as a dentist with a dental degree
- Full registration as a doctor with a medical degree
- Medical years including internship and residency with general surgery rotation (Surgery in General year(s))
- Minimum of 4 years of comprehensive training though accredited training program with specialist final exit examinations at the end of training.
As registered dental and medical specialists, we have full access to medical schedule for patient rebate on a range of services provided.
Scope Of Practice:
Oral maxillofacial surgeons diagnose and manage an number of conditions of the mouth/oral cavity, face and jaws.
This includes dental extractions, surgical removal of teeth, wisdom teeth, dental implants, bone grafting, facial skeletal disproportion managed with corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma, temporomandibular joint disorder, pathology of the jaws (cysts, tumours, lesions).
We work collaboratively with other dental and medical specialists including Orthodontists, Prosthodontists, ENT surgeons and Oncologists in a multi-disciplinary approach when appropriate to optimise care for our patients.