Consultations & Appointments
The Maxillofacial & Implant Centre is open Monday – Thursday from 7.30am-5.30pm and Friday 7.30am–5 pm. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation, an explanation of your case, and the treatment options. A complex medical history, detailed examination and any necessary diagnostic tests will allow our doctors to develop an individualised treatment plan.
All financial options will also be discussed prior to any treatment, with procedures being performed at a later visit.
Please assist us by providing the following information at or before the time of your consultation:
- Your referral from a dentist or doctor;
- Any X-rays you may have; and
- A list of medications you are presently taking
A parent or guardian must accompany patients at the consultation who are under the age of 18 years of age.
A pre-operative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients who are to undergo a general anesthesia for surgery.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, AIDs, hepatitis, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves or joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.)
You may pre-register with our office by filling out our medical history form. The form is available to download, complete and sign. Please bring it with you to your first appointment.
Initial Implant Appointment
At the first appointment, the surgeon will examine your teeth and determine whether implants are the solution to your dental problems. Often, X-rays are necessary to discover the state of the jawbone, particularly if the teeth have been lost for some time. This information is necessary to determine if implants will work for you and, if so, what particular type of implant would be best for your situation.
If your dentist or medical practitioner has taken X-rays, you can request that they forward them on to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to your appointment.
After your initial consultation, if surgery is required, it is carried out at the following locations:
Minor procedures are performed under local anaesthesia at the MIC rooms.
In more difficult cases or for more extensive surgery, procedures are performed under a general anaesthesia in a private hospital. Our surgeons operate at the Kawana Private Hospital, Sunshine Coast Private Hospital, and the Sunshine Coast Day Surgery Centre.