On arrival, the receptionist will greet you, and ask you to complete and sign a Patient Details Form if you have not already done so.
Please provide any relevant x-rays and referrals from your referring practitioner to our staff.
Most initial consultation take 30 minutes, however depending on the complexity of your condition, the time required may vary. It may be necessary to arrange further x-rays or other tests to assist in diagnosis and treatment planning.
Unless prior arrangements have been made, surgical procedures to treat your condition may not be undertaken at the time of consultation.
We will endeavour to keep you fully informed of all aspects of your proposed treatment and encourage questions during the consultation. Brochures on some of the more common operations, as well as anaesthetic and hospital procedures are available.
If there are any aspects of your treatment that you wish to have clarified following your consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us. Many of these enquiries can be answered by our helpful staff. However, we are always happy to see you again for review if anything is unclear.
Yes. As with all specialist services a referral is required from your general dentist, doctor or other
specialist for you to receive a rebate from Medicare or your Health Fund.
Please call our rooms on 07 3871 1188 to arrange a consultation appointment. Our friendly staff will inform you of the cost for this appointment. You will receive an estimate for surgery at the time of your initial consultation.
Yes. All of our surgeons hold specialist registration in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with the
Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Consultations are available at all of our practices. Surgical procedures can be performed at most
of our practices under local anaesthetic or at one of our preferred private hospitals under general
anaesthetic. Our surgeons can also offer a general anaesthetic to uninsured patients at our main
practice at the Wesley Medical Centre.
If you are having a procedure under a general anaesthetic you will require an adult to care for you and drive you home. You legally cannot drive for 24 hours following a general anaesthetic.
If your procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic you may be fine to drive yourself home, however you may wish to bring another adult with you if you are unsure.
Your surgeon will advise you at the time of initial consultation if any of your regular medications need to be ceased and how long prior to the procedure this should occur. If you are unsure please contact our rooms.
Our specialist surgeons operate from a number of selected private hospitals. For more information on these facilities and to access admission applications please visit their site.
Wesley Hospital – https://wesley.com.au/
Chermside Day Hospital – https://curagroup.com.au/chermside-day-hospital
St Andrews Hospital – http://standrewshospital.com.au/
Sunnybank Private Hospital – https://sunnybankprivatehospital.com.au/
Bundaberg Mater Hospital – https://www.mercycq.com/bb/home
Bundaberg Private Day Hospital – https://bundabergprivatedayhospital.com.au/
Mater Mackay Hospital – https://www.mercycq.com/mc/home