Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a Highly Specialised Field
When it comes to all your complex oral surgical needs we choose to provide you with optimal care from a registered specialist oral & maxillofacial surgeons.
Oral & maxillofacial surgeons are specifically trained to diagnose and treat a wide spectrum of oral diseases, trauma and conditions.
Dr Patrishia Bordbar, a registered oral & maxillofacial surgeon, completed five years of general dentistry, and a further ten years of university and hospital-based surgical and medical training, before she was registered as a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Our general dentists and registered specialists in other dental faculties work closely with Dr Bordbar and Dr Kumar to ensure the best possible care is provided – from simple cases through to the most complex. We are able to cater for all your oral surgery needs, including wisdom teeth management, orthodontic jaw surgery, implant dentistry and bone grafting.
Dr Patrishia Bordbar
B.D.Sc. (Melb.), M.B.B.S (Hons.) (Melb.), PGDip.Surg.Anat (Melb.), M.D.Sc (O.M.S.)(Melb.), F.R.A.C.D.S (O.M.S.), FRCS (Ed)
Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Bordbar has been in practice since 1996, and has completed undergraduate degrees in both Medicine and Dentistry. She also holds a Masters degree in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS), and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy. As a Melbournian, all her degrees were obtained through The University of Melbourne and she was the recipient of several awards and scholarships during her studies.
She undertook her surgical training in Melbourne, and has completed the Part I Surgical examinations of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, as well as Part I and Part II (OMS) examinations with the RACDS, in order to be awarded FRACDS (OMS). In addition to the basic surgical training requirements, she spent a further two years in the United Kingdom gaining further expertise and completing a Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery through The Royal College of Surgeons in the United Kingdom and has been awarded FRCS (Ed). She volunteered a further three months in 2001, and was part of a team operating on over one hundred patients with cleft lip & palate deformities in India.
Dr. Bordbar is a Consultant Surgeon at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Royal Children’s Hospital. She has been appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne. She is a current reviewer for several journals in the field of OMS including IJOMS and JOMS. She is regularly invited to present papers at national and international conferences. She is firmly committed to the profession, and the ongoing supervision, training and examination of future surgeons. Some examples of her contributions include:
- Current Victorian Councillor for ANZAOMS (2016-2019)
- Immediate past president for ANZAOMS (Vic) serving two consecutive terms (2011-2015)
- Current Member of Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Surgical Committee
- Accredited Examiner with RACDS for OMS (SST) examinations
- Past Member of Advisory Committee on Safety of Medical Devices (ACSMD), TGA, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
- Clinical Supervisor for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery trainees at The Royal Melbourne and The Royal Children’s Hospitals
- Member of Australian Medical Council Specialist Education Accreditation Committee for the accreditation of RANZCO in 2006.
Dr. Bordbar enjoys practicing the full scope of oral & maxillofacial surgery including wisdom teeth extraction, dentoalveolar surgery and dental implants. She also has a keen interest and has developed extensive experience and expertise in management of facial trauma, craniofacial deformities in both adults and children and orthoghanthic (jaw) surgery.
Dr Ricky Kumar
BHB (Auck), MBChB (Auck), BDS (Otago), FRACDS (OMS)
Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr Kumar is qualified in both medicine and dentistry. After completing his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Adelaide, he undertook further sub-specialty training in paediatric maxillofacial surgery in the form of a fellowship. To further his skills and clinical interests, he then worked as a clinical fellow in John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals of the Oxford University Hospitals Trusts in the United Kingdom.
He practises the full scope of oral & maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, oral pathology and TMJ disorders. His sub-specialty interest areas are paediatric maxillofacial surgery and corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery).