We are fortunate to have a dedicated team of qualified surgeons and assistants…

At Hunter Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Centre we strive to provide you with high quality oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures so you can benefit from a healthy and functional mouth for the long-term. Meet our talented and compassionate team:

Dr Ian Wilson

 

Dr Wilson qualified from Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Sydney in 1978, completing his Master of Dental Surgery in 1985.

He then gained a Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons during his formal training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Westmead Hospital in Sydney. His training was completed when he successfully obtained the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the Special Field of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 1989.

Dr Wilson was then appointed as a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon to Royal Newcastle Hospital and subsequently in 1991 to The John Hunter Hospital where he was Director of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Unit from February 1995 to January 2011. Dr Wilson has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Theology) and has an Advanced Diploma in Counselling (conducting counselling under Revive Counselling Services).

Dr Wilson commenced Private practice in 1989, initially in the Newcastle CBD, and then moving to the Broadmeadow Surgical Centre in 1998.

Dr Wilson undertakes a variety of oral & maxillofacial surgical procedures including:

  • Removal of impacted teeth such as third molars (wisdom teeth).
  • Removal of retained roots or fractured/ broken down teeth
  • Apicectomies (to treat dental abscesses not resolved by root canal therapy).
  • “Exposure and bonding” of impacted teeth (usually canines) to assist with orthodontic tooth alignment.
  • Mucosal biopsies of mouth lesions
  • Diagnosis and management of bone pathology such as jaw cysts.
  • Bone grafting for alveolar (gum bone) defects in patients with cleft lip and/or palate
  • Jaw re-alignment surgery where your teeth or bite cannot be aligned with orthodontics alone.
  • Dental implant surgery (including the “all-on-4™” technique) to replace missing or decayed teeth and a variety of bone grafting techniques to facilitate this.

Dr Wilson first trained in Dental Implant surgery in 1991. Since that time he has completed many courses including:

  • “All-on-4™” in 2008 with Dr Paulo Malo in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Zygomatic implants with Dr Brent Allen
  • Advanced Soft Tissue Regeneration Techniques in Implant Therapy and Advanced Sinus and Posterior Maxillary Augmentation Techniques In Implant Therapy in 2016 in Bupapest, Hungary.
  • Essentials of Trefoil system with Dr Glen Liddelow in 2017, Sydney.

He has gained an extensive range of experience to deal with all implant situations, from the simplest to the most complex.


Professor Dr. Gary Hoffman

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Prof. Dr. Hoffman completed both his medical and dental qualifications at the University of Queensland.

He undertook two years of vocational (dental) practice, a year of Oral Pathology, successfully passed part 1 – part 2 FRACDS and then completed four years full time ANZAOMS accredited specialty training in OMF surgery (1985 – 1988, Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals). He gained a further three years of post-graduate targeted tutelage (under Dr Frank Moloney) in orthognathic surgery and temporomandibular joint surgery (1989 – 1991).

Having achieved specialist recognition as an OMF surgeon he unilaterally returned to further study and completed his medical degree (1996), followed by the mandatory full time registration (intern) year (1997) and a second full time year (PGY2, 1998) as a basic surgical trainee (RACS) at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. This included three month rotations in neuro surgery, vascular surgery, ear-nose-throat surgery and plastic surgery. He also achieved MMedSc (Surgery), PhD (Surgery), and MD (Head-Neck Surgery).

Desirous of further targeted training he then undertook (via competitive interview) four full time years accredited training (RCS) in the United Kingdom in recognized maxillofacial units in London, Leicester, Portsmouth-Southampton, Coventry-Warwick. This furthered his OMF skills generally, but most specifically in the area of Head and Neck surgery. During that time, he also completed surgical rotations in Basel (Switzerland) and Baltimore (Maryland, USA).

He is currently a Senior VMO in OMF surgery at the John Hunter Hospital.

Career Synopsis:

Qualifications: MBBS, BDSc, PhD, MDSc, MMedSc, FACOMS, FRACDS, FACS, FRCS, MD

Registration: Medical (OMF) Surgical Specialist: AHPRA (2000) and GMC (2006)

Dental (OMF) Surgical Specialist: AHPRA (1991)

Teaching: Active teacher of medical and dental undergraduate and post graduates

Research: Author of 70 peer reviewed journal publications

Administration: Head of Department: John Hunter Hospital 2012 – 2016

(previous Princess Alexandra, South Warwickshire NHS)

Serves on medical advisory committee – Newcastle Private Hospital

Special interests: Head and Neck surgery

Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic)

Cranio – maxillofacial trauma

While maintaining a broad based practice in general oral/maxillofacial surgery.


Dr Benjamin Gupta

Dr Gupta qualified from the University of Liverpool, UK in 2001 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.  He worked as a General Dental Practitioner around the North East of England until 2004, undertaking further training in orthodontics, oral surgery and dental sedation.  He accepted a post as a Senior House Officer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Dr Gupta then accepted a job at Westmead Hospital, Sydney Australia. Subsequently he then completed a Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle in 2009. He undertook medical, emergency, critical care and surgical rotations within the Hunter junior medical officer network.

He successfully completed his surgical training in 2016 within the NSW and ACT network working in Sydney and Canberra hospitals.  He then accepted a Fellowship position back at Queens Medical centre in Nottingham.  He furthered his skills in Temporomandibular Joint Surgery and surgical correction of sleep apnoea and complex facial deformity including cleft and distraction osteogenesis.

Dr Gupta has presented both at national and international meetings, published in peer reviewed journals and a chapter in a book and is currently a reviewer for the British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr Gupta undertakes a variety of oral & maxillofacial surgical procedures including:

  • Removal of impacted (such as third molars (wisdom teeth) and fractured/ broken down teeth.
  • “Exposure and bonding” of impacted teeth (usually canines) to assist with orthodontic tooth alignment.
  • Diagnosis and management of bone pathology such as jaw cysts.
  • Bone grafting for alveolar (gum bone) defects in patients with cleft lip and/or palate
  • Jaw re-alignment surgery where your teeth or bite cannot be aligned with orthodontics alone, including distraction osteogenesis.
  • Dental implant surgery (including the “all-on-4™” technique) to replace missing or decayed teeth and a variety of bone grafting techniques to facilitate this.
  • Temporomandibular joint surgery including joint replacement surgery.
  • Surgical correction of sleep apnoea.

Surgical Staff

Our surgical staff are experienced oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants. All staff are CPR certified.

Surgical Staff


Radiology Staff

Radiology Staf


Reception and Clerical Staff

Our Reception and Clerical personnel are well-versed in health and insurance policies to help you in these matters easily and effectively.

Practice Manager – Jacqui has been with Hunter OMS for 11 years
Our friendly reception staff