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Oral and Maxillofacial surgery is a surgical specialty with its origins in dentistry and is recognised by the Commonwealth Department of Health as a principal surgical specialty. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are initially trained as dental surgeons and commenced specialist surgical training in a hospital environment for a minimum of 5 years. However, newly graduated Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are now expected to have a medical qualification as well — and this has greatly extended the length of training.


As Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons, our doctors at MIC manage a broad range of issues relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. This includes the treatment of minor oral surgical conditions, the insertion of dental implants, surgery to correct jaw deformities, the treatment of facial fractures and temporomandibular joint conditions. We can also treat pathological conditions, such as salivary gland diseases, oral mucosal diseases and conditions causing facial pain.

Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are represented by two key bodies: the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (R.A.C.D.S), and the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (A.N.Z.A.O.M.S). Our Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons proudly belong to both of these bodies.

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