MBBS BDSc(Hons) Post Grad Dip(OMS) FRACDS(OMS)
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Mark trained in both Dentistry and Medicine through Melbourne University and completed his specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2009. Mark has spent time abroad in the UK (Liverpool) and currently works in Private Practice and is a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at Austin Health. Mark is actively involved with the training of Dental and Medical Students as well as the future generations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is the past secretary for the Regional Surgical Committee of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Vic) and for the Australian & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons(Vic).
Marks’ subspecialist interests are in Implantology, Orthognathic Surgery, Bone Grafting, Dentoalveolar Surgery and Facial Trauma.
Outside of work Mark is a keen Tennis Player and Gardener.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons cover a wide range or oral and facial surgery. Procedures include the removal of wisdom teeth and insertion of dental implants to the correction of facial deformities, facial fractures and the treatment of tumours and other pathological conditions
Wisdom teeth can become impacted, cause orthodontic problems, infection, pain or ulcers and require extraction. Wisdom teeth can become impacted, cause orthodontic problems, infection, pain or ulcers and require extraction.
Canine teeth or other teeth may be impacted and require exposure and orthodontic treatment to help align them. Some badly displaced or crowded teeth may require removal
An implant(s) placed into the upper or lower jaw provide(s) a base to attached an artificial tooth (crown) or a dental prosthesis (bridge).
If an implant needs more bone to hold onto, a bone graft may be necessary. This bone is usually taken from another part of the jaw or hip. Sometimes artificial bone is used.
Orthognathic surgery is performed to position the jaws into the correct relationship. These procedures may improve a person's ability to chew and speak as well as to provide the best facial aesthetics.
Facial fractures may be caused by accidents (motor vehicle, sporting) or violence. Fractures treated by Maxillofacial Surgeons include those of the (Cheekbones, Eye Socket, Jaws, Nose, Skull).