Patient Information

Initial Consultation

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 bring all relevant x-rays and a current referral as well as your Medicare card, Private Health insurance details or DVA card.

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.

Depending on the type of surgery you may need between 1 and 7 days off work for most surgeries. This can be discussed at your initial consultation appointment and medical certificates provided following surgery.

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.

Please refer to the post-operative instructions sheet on this site. Our surgeons will advise you to avoid some types of foods and chewing firm foods if possible in the initial post-operative recovery, particularly while you are numb.
Yes. The initial consultation, once paid, can be claimed through Medicare. An estimate will be provided to you on the day of your initial consultation. If you are having your surgery under local anaesthetic then your cost for surgery will be considerably cheaper compared to a general anaesthetic. Our surgeons can offer you a general anaesthetic in our rooms which will reduce the expense compared to having your surgery undertaken in a private hospital.

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.

Hospital Locations

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

Chermside Day Hospital –

Greenslopes Private Hospital

Sunnybank Private Hospital

St Andrews Hospital

Bundaberg Mater Hospital

Mater Mackay Hospital