Meet Your Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr Brent Woods

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
BSc, MBBS, BOralH, GDipDent, FRACDS (OMS)

Brent is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon living and working in Victoria. He completed degrees in Science and Medicine at the University of Queensland. Following this he undertook surgical training within the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons from 2005 – 2007. Brent then completed a degree in Dentistry before moving to Melbourne where he completed specialist surgical training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery within the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Brent then undertook further specialist training in facial trauma in Perth at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Dental Extractions

Treatment in the clinic, or in hospital

Extraction of wisdom teeth, other impacted teeth, supernumerary teeth and potentially difficult extractions. Extractions also for patients with other medical conditions which make treatment in a dental clinic setting unsuitable.

Dental Implants

Osseointegrated dental implants to replace a missing tooth or teeth

Placement of dental implants from single teeth replacements to full arch rehabilitation.  Dental implant surgery is done in consultation with your dentist from the planning phase, throughout any preparatory procedures such as bone grafting, through to the final implant insertion surgery.

Bone Grafting

Improving local anatomy prior to dental implants

Bone grafting may be required in situations where there is inadequate bone available for simple placement of dental implants.  The local anatomy may be augmented using the patient's own bone, bone substitutes, or a combination of both.

Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) for all types of jaw discrepancy conditions

Orthognathic surgery is carried out in combination with your orthodontic treatment for a number of facial patterns. An uneven pattern of growth of the jaw(s) may create an imbalance in the jaw relationship and facial proportions, or may lead to facial asymmetries.  Patients may experience functional problems with chewing and speech, or cosmetic concerns around their facial appearance and profile.  Small discrepancies may be treatable with braces alone, but many patients benefit significantly through a combined approach (braces + surgery) which improves facial balance and aesthetics, is more stable, and corrects functional problems.

Facial Trauma

Assessment and treatment of simple to complex facial trauma

Facial trauma has the potential for long-term functional and cosmetic problems if not dealt with appropriately. The accurate assessment, timing, surgical repair and follow-up of facial trauma is essential for a good outcome. Facial trauma has the potential to affect the bite and requires management by a suitably qualified specialist (carrying both medial and dental specialist qualifications). Dr Woods has extensive experience in the management of facial trauma including lacerations and other soft tissue trauma of the face and oral cavity, dental trauma, and bony injuries of the jaws (maxilla & mandible), nose, eye sockets (orbits), cheek bones (zygomas & orbito-zygomaticomaxillary complex), and the skull.

Midwestern Dental Specialists
21 Raglan St North
Ballarat, Victoria 3350
Australia

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.  Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information. Rebates may vary depending on your individual health fund.