About Essendon Day Procedure Centre
During this challenging time, the EDPC is committed to continuing care for patients both new and returning. We have instituted multiple safeguards to protect our patients, staff, and doctors.
For the safety of both patients and staff we are limiting face to face consultations. We are available for Telephone Consults and Physical Consults as indicated.
We have adopted all the necessary health guidelines to create a safe environment at our practice. All staff and patients are screened prior to entry.
We continue to maintain the highest standards in providing the best care and support for our patients and referring specialists during this difficult period. We remain open and happy to assist with any patients experiencing oral and maxillofacial problems. Please feel free to contact our rooms on 93262666 if you have any concerns or further enquiries.
At the Essendon Day Procedure Centre we specialise in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are surgical specialists who treat conditions, defects, injuries and aesthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaw and face. Specifically we are involved in the removal of wisdom teeth, other teeth, implants for replacement teeth, pathology of the mouth including cysts, trauma to the jaw, including fractured jaws and cheekbones and orthognathic surgery for the correction of jaw discrepancies.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Mr. Graeme Wright MDSc, MBBS, BDS, FRACDS (OMS)
Mr. Kush Patel MDS (Otago), MBChB (Otago), FRACDS (OMS)
A/Prof. Arun Chandu BDSc, MBBS (Hons), MDSc, PhD (Melb), MPHA, FICD, FDSRCS (Eng), FDSRCS (Ed), FRACD (OMS), FRCS (Eng)
- Wisdom Teeth
- Dental Implants
- Extraction of Other Teeth
- TMJ disorders
- Jaw Surgery
- Tumours & Cysts of the Mouth
An accredited centre designed specifically for the treatment of oral and maxillofacial conditions. The centre provides consulting and operating services under local anaesthetic or local with “twilight” or intravenous sedation.
Also Consulting at:
- Keilor Downs
The initial consultation is partly claimable through Medicare provided there is a current referral from your general practitioner, dentist or specialist.
If additional surgery or procedures are required an itemised quote will be provided at the initial consultation. There is no obligation to proceed.
The Essendon Day Procedure Centre has agreements with most private health insurers and the Department of Veteran Affairs to claim theatre and accommodation fees. The Centre is also eligible to claim Second Tier Default Benefits as approved by the Australian Government and liaises with workers compensation insurers and TAC to achieve the best outcomes for the patient. Self insured patients who elect to pay as they go are provided with detailed costs at the initial consultation.
Out of pocket, fund excesses or fees are required to be paid prior to surgery. Payment details will be provided at the initial consultation.
Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Member Australian Dental Association
Member Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member Australian Medical Association
- Operating at Essendon Day Procedure Centre which has achieved accreditation against the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (Second Edition) and is registered with the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria.
- Also operating at John Fawkner Private Hospital, Epworth Freemasons Day Procedure Unit, Hobson Healthcare, Seymour Health, Western Private Hospital
- St John of God Hospital Bendigo
Specialist consultant surgeons at Western Health Network
Please bring the following to your initial consultation
1. a current referral
2. recent X/rays if they relate to your referral.
*Sometimes your referring dentist, general practitioner or specialist may forward these directly to our rooms on your behalf.
3. Medicare, private health, workers compensation or TAC insurance details.
4. a list of any currently prescribed or over the counter medications and treatments including names and dosages.
5. your height and weight
6. results of recent pathology
7. name of your local doctor and dentist
8. email address