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Qualified & Experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons For The Sunshine Coast & Central Queensland


Here at MIC, our team provide compassionate and professional care for our patients. Our centres provide the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures with areas of expertise including corrective jaw surgery, dental implant procedures and wisdom teeth removal. We also diagnose and treat facial injuries, TMJ disorders and jaw structure problems.

Our Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons


Dr Ian Young

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

As a dental graduate of the University of Queensland, Ian worked for a short period in private practice before pursuing Rugby League while living in the south of France. He then played Rugby Union for the London Irish Club for 4 years.

Ian continued his dental career in England before entering a Masters program in Oral Surgery at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London. Upon completion of his postgraduate degree, and after obtaining a Fellowship from The College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ian completed a further 18 months of training at The Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.

Ian returned to Australia in 1991 to complete two years Senior Registrar training in Adelaide, only to then undertake a Medical Degree at the University of Adelaide. After graduating with his Medical Degree, he returned to Queensland to live on the Sunshine Coast, where he completed his medical internship and established MIC — the first Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialist practice on the Sunshine Coast.

Ian’s special interests in his field include Orthognathic Surgery; and he offers 30 years of experience in placing dental implants. He also has an interest in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery; travelling to the Philippines and China as a Volunteer Surgeon to help less privileged children.

Dr Jim McGown

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

After graduating in Dentistry from the Adelaide University in 1992, Jim went into private practice in country Victoria for a year. He then returned to his hometown of Hobart for two years, working as an Oral Surgery Registrar and in private practice.

Jim returned to Adelaide to tutor dental students and work in a public clinic. He then moved to the UK in 1997, working as Senior House Officer in Oral Surgery in Salisbury and Southampton.

In 1998, he began accredited Oral Surgery in New South Wales, before moving to Brisbane to complete a Medical Degree at the University of Queensland. After completing his internship in Townsville, Jim returned to Sydney to obtain his Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2006.

Bringing his wealth of experience to the Maxillofacial and Implant Centre, Jim commenced practice at the Kawana Water centre in January 2007.
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Dr Nick Beech

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Nick is a contemporary and Australian trained specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who completed degrees in both Medicine and Dentistry before undertaking advanced surgical training. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Committed to ongoing research and education, Nick is currently supervising two PhD students in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has published multiple research articles and presented at national and international conferences particularly on the oral health of head and neck cancer patients, dental implant rehabilitation, and facial trauma management.

Nick enjoys practising the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has a number of special interests including removal of impacted wisdom teeth, dental implants, management of facial trauma, orthognathic surgery and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) surgery. Whether you have a problematic wisdom tooth or a broken jaw, his friendly demeanour and approachable manner will put you at ease. He will take the time to make sure you understand the options available for your treatment

Nick lives on the Sunshine Coast with his wife and two small children. He consults at Maxillofacial and Implant Centre at both the Sunshine Coast and Central Queensland locations and operates at Kawana Private Hospital, Buderim Private Hospital and Mater Hospital Rockhampton.

The MIC Team

Our dedicated administrative team have years of experience meeting our patients’ needs. Starting with your initial consultation, they will guide you through the process and help you receive the quality care that you deserve. Our friendly and experienced staff are available to answer any queries you may have and can assist with administrative requirements for hospital bookings, forms and correspondence.

MIC’s surgical team are fully trained and qualified and offer extensive experience in assisting with Oral and Maxillofacial surgical procedures. Each member of our surgical staff is First Aid and CPR certified.

If you have any questions for our office and the MIC team, please get in contact with us today.

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