Single-Use-Dental-Instruments-Logo.svg

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon

Maxillofacial and oral surgery are recognised specialties of highly trained and qualified surgeons who perform corrective surgery for conditions affecting the maxillofacial area, including the head, neck, face, and jaw.

In particular, when it comes to the mouth and jaw, oral surgeons can perform surgeries to repair injuries and trauma, or to enhance the appearance of these areas.

Dentists in Australia require an additional three to six years of training to qualify as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

What does oral and maxillofacial surgery treat?

Maxillofacial surgery treats a wide variety of physical issues relating to the face, neck, jaw, and head.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon - Banner

Services will include:

  • Surgery where dental implants are required to attach hearing aids.
  • Complex tooth extractions
  • Dental surgery on medically vulnerable or compromised patients.
  • Bone grafts
  • Corrective surgery on jaws
  • TMJ disorder
  • Reconstructive surgery to fix bites.
  • Tumour and cancer surgery
  • Snoring and sleep apnoea corrective surgery
  • Cleft lip and palate surgery

Instruments likely to use:

Diagnostic and restorative kits/individual instruments. All Hygiene instruments. Sterile Procedure packs, impression trays, all SUDI clinical consumables.