Skilled Hands When You Need It
What is “Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)”?
It is the surgical management of conditions involving the mouth, teeth, and jaws. A specialist OMFS performs a large range of procedures ranging from:
the removal of wisdom teeth, to dental implant placement, and the treatment of pathology of the face and oral cavity. In addition, we are involved in the correction of facial deformities and the surgical repair of facial fractures following sports injuries, assaults, or motor vehicle accidents.
About the Surgeon
Recognized both nationally and internationally - Dr. Anthony Oliver completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training in the United States of America at the highly acclaimed University of Texas Health Science Centre in Houston – including a six (6) month rotation to the University of Aarhus, Denmark – where he was involved in the surgical correction of craniofacial deformities including cleft lip and palate surgery.
Prior to this he obtained a Masters Degree, by both thesis and examination, in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology – at the University of Melbourne. As such, he brings a vast reserve of experience to meet both the surgical and non-surgical needs of patients with problems of the oral and maxillofacial region.
His particular interests include: dental implantology and bone grafting, post-traumatic facial reconstruction and orthognathic surgery to correct dentofacial deformities. He has over 20 years of clinical and research experience and has published widely in both national and international journals over a broad range of topics, including: oral cancer, facial trauma, dental implants, and bone grafting.
Dr. Oliver was a member of the Advanced Facial Trauma faculty at the AO-ASIF course held in Davos, Switzerland recently and is a past member of the Committee for Continuing Education of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He is involved as a Mentor in the Postgraduate Implant Training program at the University of Sydney and holds appointments as Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences/Department of Surgery, at both the University of Queensland and James Cook University. In spite of his busy clinical case load, he maintains an active interest in both research and teaching.
He was the recipient of the International Association for Dental Research Postgraduate Division Award during his Masters Degree at the University of Melbourne and won the Travelling Scholarship of the International Association of Oral Pathologists which allowed him to attend the University of Southern California for a six week sabbatical before commencing his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Residency in Texas. Further, he won the Postgraduate Division of the Research Presentation Day at the University of Texas Health Science Centre in Houston – for his work on Epidermal Growth Factor as a Marker in Salivary Gland Malignancy.
Finally, he was awarded the prestigious Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Medal for the Best Result in the Final Examination in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This is the highest award offered by the College in the Field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and represents the height of academic excellence.
For the last 4 years he has held the position of Senior Consultant at the University Hospital, Esbjerg in Denmark where he was engaged in the teaching of trainees, research, and the surgical roster of the Department.
Anthony has now returned to Australia and brings back with him vast training, experience and knowledge from three continents to provide service to the patients of the Illawarra, South Coast of New South Wales, Sydney, and North Queensland.
How are we able to help you?
Let me begin by saying: Once we have been contacted by you, you will receive a welcome letter from our practice giving you details of the date and time for our first meeting, our location, and some advice about parking. We always begin with a consultation appointment during which we listen carefully to your concerns and develop a plan that we believe will best address your particular problem.
Your consultation appointment is a time for us to review your medical history and any records that have been provided to us by your referring doctor in advance of your appointment. From here we will tailor a plan that will get the result you are after.
Our Mission Statement
First and foremost – we fully understand how anxious a person can be when they are faced with the prospect of needing surgery. Be assured that we are there to help and guide you. Our staff are experienced, dedicated folk who are there to ensure your experience with us is a great one. They will leave no stone unturned in ensuring your needs are met and your concerns addressed.
Our commitment to further education guarantees our knowledge is being constantly updated. We pride ourselves on ensuring we are using the latest technology and applying the most current techniques when treating our patients.
Only FDA and NHMRC approved biomaterials are used in our Clinic.
For your convenience please feel free to use the link below to schedule your appointment online. Alternately, you are welcome to call our practice at the below number and speak with one of our staff directly.
We look forward to meeting with you and helping address your needs.
Call: 1300 162 932
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