Our Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in North Lakes
Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) is a specialised practice in treating disease, defects and injuries to the head, neck, face, jaw and the hard and soft tissues of the mouth and jaw area.
In Australia, North and South America, Scandinavian countries and all Asian countries, OMS is recognised as a specialisation in the field of dentistry. In the UK and other european countries, a medical degree is also required to practice OMS.
OMS is widely recognised as a much-needed specialisation by both medical and dentistry professionals. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform surgery on cranio-maxillofacial trauma victims, perform cosmetic facial surgery, the perform microvascualr reconstruction on head and neck cancer victims and utilise advanced stem call techniques in performing Maxillofacial regeneration.
They also provide corrective jaw surgery and cleft lip and palate surgery as well as dental implant surgery and cosmetic surgery of the head and neck.
Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)
The RACDS is the regulatory body for OMS in Australia and they provide both training and accreditation services for Dentistry and OMS practictioners in Australia and New Zealand. They have been accredited by both the Australian Medical Council Limited and the Dentistry Council of New Zealand.
Dr Matthew Hawthorne
Dr Matthew Hawthorne is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon currently operating out of the specialist suites at Specialist Medical Care Australia in North Lakes. It was while working for the Mt Isa Base Hospital Dental Service and flying to the remote communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria that Dr Hawthorne was inspired to pursue a career as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon…
Dr Richard Harris
Born and raised in Brisbane, Dr Richard Harris is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who is dual qualified in both Medicine and Dentistry. He works privately in Brisbane with Intraface oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and publicly as a consultant surgeon at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Throughout his private work Richard services both Brisbane’s north side and the Sunshine Coast Region.