Facial Trauma

A large component of a Maxillofacial Surgeons training is spent within public hospitals managing facial trauma. Common injuries include boken jaws, eye sockets, cheek bones, frontal sinuses and the associated soft tissue injuries. A Maxillofacial surgeon is second to none in managing these injuries.

Having not only completed medical and surgical training, a maxillofacial surgeon has completed dentistry and is uniquely skilled in laboratory techniques to reproduce facial aesthetics and oral function. In the 21st Century these skills extend to the use of computer aided reconstruction, 3D printing and manufacturing custom 3D hardware to obtain the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Precision and Efficiency

Managing injuries to the face requires a deep understanding of not just the aesthetic units but the functional mechanics of facial expression and the jaws including the teeth and their occlusion. If you’ve ever had popcorn stuck between your teeth, you can appreciated the accuracy required for comfortable function.

For this reason we use intra-oral scanning and high resolution CT scans to assess plan and perform you surgery to ensure the most accurate outcome possible. As the patient you are involved in this process to help us understand exactly what the goals of treatment are.

Southern Cross Health Insurance AffiliateNew Zealand Medical CouncilAustralian and New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeonsRoyal Australasian College of Dental SurgeonsAHPRACanterbury District Health Board