Cutting Edge

October 1, 2018

Cutting Edge

Photos Bliss Photography by Leah

When going under the knife for facial or oral surgery, it pays to know you are in safe hands. With 16 years training behind him and several years in practice, highly-skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr Trent Lincoln is the specialist you want holding the scalpel.

A self-confessed accident-prone child, Dr Trent Lincoln says his fascination with the medical profession began at an early age.

“I was always busting my head or knee open as a kid so I got to know our GP very well, in fact he became a mentor to me over the years,” says Trent.

Raised on a Brahman stud farm, west of Rockhampton, Trent began his medical training at Monash University in Melbourne, graduating from medicine with honours in 2006.

He then returned to his home state of Queensland to complete his resident training in Brisbane. It was during this time, the treatment of patients with facial injuries convinced Trent  that oral and maxillofacial surgery would be his chosen field.

“We treat conditions from the neck to the top of the head. Predominantly the face, jaws and teeth,” says Trent. 

“For most people who have a facial injury it’s often the worst day of their lives. I love the technical aspect of being a surgeon and combining that with helping someone with a facial trauma, it’s very rewarding.

“I really pride myself on contemporary and cutting edge treatment, clear communication with patients and excellent post-operative-care.”

“Working with titanium plates and screws is like Meccano of the face. It’s pretty interesting.”

As a unique surgical speciality, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are both medical and dental specialists, which requires many years of study.

“We are dual qualified,” says Trent. “I receive referrals from GPs and dentists, ear nose and throat specialists and emergency doctors, so it’s very broad,” he says.

After working in ear, nose and throat as well as general surgery in Rockhampton as a registrar, Trent gained a highly sought after lateral entry to the dentistry program at the University of Queensland, allowing him to work within the oral and maxillofacial units of the major Brisbane hospitals while studying dentistry.

Sunshine Coast Maxillofacial Surgery

After completing dentistry, he was accepted into the Queensland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program, which required another four years of study while also working at most of the major Brisbane hospitals.

But as they say, hard work pays off and earlier this year Trent realised his long-held dream of opening his own practice here on the Sunshine Coast.

“I have always loved the Sunshine Coast,” says Trent. “My wife grew up here and it is definitely where we want to raise our young family.”

Sunshine Coast Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is located at the Nucleus Medical Suites at the Buderim Private Hospital. The modern, welcoming practice offers consultations at Buderim, with a visiting consultation service at Noosa Private Hospital.

“Given my high level of training, my practice often deals with more complicated cases. I manage everything from removing wisdom teeth, dental implants through to reconstructing an eye socket after a car accident.”

Providing the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with a particular interest in wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, repair and reconstruction of traumatic facial injuries and corrective jaw surgery, Trent is passionate about providing his patients with the latest techniques and first class aftercare.

“I really pride myself on contemporary and cutting edge treatment, clear communication with patients and excellent post-operative care,” says trent.

“Given my high level of training, my practice often deals with more complicated cases. I manage everything from removing wisdom teeth, dental implants through to reconstructing an eye socket after a car accident.”

“My primary goal is to provide excellent clinical outcomes for patients with a kind manner, which ensures the patient’s experience as positive as possible.”

The new Buderim practice gives Sunshine Coast locals access to the highest calibre of treatment in this specialised field and the best news is Trent has no plans of going anywhere soon.

“My primary goal is to provide excellent clinical outcomes for patients with a kind manner, which ensures the patient’s experience as positive as possible. I plan to provide these services on the Sunshine Coast for the next 30 years and beyond,” he says. 

 
Sunshine Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery provide an extensive range of specialised dental treatment services. including:

  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Dental implants
  • Zygomatic implants
  • Jaw bone grafting
  • Orthognathic/Corrective jaw surgery
  • Facial trauma

Suite 5, Nucleus Medical Suites
23 Elsa Wilson Drive, Buderim
Phone: 5406 0586
sunshinecoastoms.com.au

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