Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a supremely specialised field of dentistry in which a wide range of oral conditions, trauma and diseases are diagnosed and treated. These include implant dentistry, bone grafting, orthognathic (jaw) surgery and complex wisdom teeth management.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a supremely specialised
field of dentistry in which a wide range of oral conditions,
trauma and diseases are diagnosed and treated. These
include implant dentistry, bone grafting, orthognathic
(jaw) surgery and complex wisdom teeth management.
To be successful, all of these treatments must be carried out by a highly qualified and experienced specialist practitioner.
If wisdom teeth extractions are expected to be straightforward, it was common for a general dentist to perform the procedure. Many dentists will refer you to a registered specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon, especially if you wish to be under a general aesthetic or if your extractions are expected to be more complex.
Whereas a general dentist has education and training of 4 to 5 years, a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon has a 5-year honours degree in general dentistry, a 6-year university degree in medicine and surgery, and several further years of hospital-based surgical and medical training. In the medical degree and training they study and practise the whole gamut of human health and medicine, including musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and the nervous system. Typically they will also have completed fellowship examinations through the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Wisdom Teeth Removal
In Australia, only dentists who have completed the additional medical degree and training can become a Dental Board – registered specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Our practitioners are specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeons; which you can confirm on the website of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
When you are seen by a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon you can be assured they are experienced in managing the most complex of dental surgery procedures.
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are Dr Patrishia Bordbar and Mr Ricky Kumar.
You don’t need a referral to see our oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Please call us on (03) 9650 2726 to discuss your needs and make an appointment. We look forward to being of service to you.
Dr Patrishia Bordbar BDSc (Melb.), MBBS (Hons) (Melb.), PGDip SurgAnat (Melb.), MDSc (OMS) (Melb.), FRACDS (OMS), FRCS (Ed)
Dr Patrishia Bordbar has been in practice since 1996, and has completed undergraduate degrees in both Medicine and Dentistry. She also holds a Masters degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS), and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy. All her degrees were obtained through The University of Melbourne and she was the recipient of several awards and scholarships during her studies.
She undertook her surgical training in Melbourne, and has completed the Part I Surgical examinations of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, as well as Part I and Part II (OMS) examinations with the RACDS, in order to be awarded FRACDS (OMS). In addition to the basic surgical training requirements, she spent a further two years in the United Kingdom gaining further expertise and completing a Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery through The Royal College of Surgeons (England). She volunteered a further three months in 2001, and was part of a team operating on over one hundred patients with cleft lip and palate deformities in India.
Dr. Bordbar is a Consultant Surgeon at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Royal Children’s Hospital. She has been appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne. She is a current reviewer for several journals in the field of OMS including IJOMS and JOMS. She is regularly invited to present papers at national and international conferences. She is firmly committed to the profession, and the ongoing supervision, training and examination of future surgeons. Some examples of her contributions include:
· Current Chair ANZAOMS (VIC) – since 2012
· Current Member of Victorian and Tasmanian Regional Surgical Committee
· Accredited Examiner with RACDS for OMS (SST) examinations
· Past Member of Advisory Committee on Safety of Medical Devices (ACSMD), TGA, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
· Past Councillor Federal ANZAOMS
· Member of Australian Medical Council Specialist Education Accreditation Committee for the accreditation of RANZCO in 2006.
Dr. Bordbar enjoys practicing the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery including wisdom teeth extraction, dentoalveolar surgery, and dental implants. She also has a keen interest and has developed extensive experience and expertise in the management of facial trauma, craniofacial deformities in both adults and children, and orthoghanthic (jaw) surgery.
Dr Ricky Kumar BHB (Auck), MBChB (Auck), BDS (Otago), FRACDS (OMS)
Mr Kumar is qualified in both medicine and dentistry. After completing his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Adelaide, he undertook further sub-specialty training in paediatric maxillofacial surgery in the form of a fellowship. To further his skills and clinical interests, he then worked as a clinical fellow in John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals of the Oxford University Hospitals Trusts in the United Kingdom.
He practises the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, oral pathology and TMJ disorders. His sub-specialty interest areas are paediatric maxillofacial surgery and corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery).