A patient receiving oral surgery

There are a number of different reasons why patients require oral surgery. Whether your wisdom teeth are beginning to erupt causing pain and discomfort, you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth that requires surgical extraction, or you require surgical intervention to expose a tooth that has failed to erupt properly, our team can help!

Although a dentist or dental specialist can complete many cases, some cases are more complex and may be referred to an oral surgeon. Such instances may include cases where the surgical site is close to a delicate area of the facial structure.

Take a look at the oral surgery procedures performed by our OMFS surgical team!

  • Wisdom Tooth surgery
  • Surgical extraction of teeth
  • Exposure of teeth

Our Oral Surgeon Consultant

Mr Shiva Subramaniam


Mr Shiva Subramaniam was born and raised in Perth, WA. He completed Dentistry at the University of Western Australia and his medical degree at the University of Melbourne. Following medical school, his specialty Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical (FRACDS OMS) training was completed in Victoria, where he was awarded the prestigious Australian & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, gold medal for achieving the highest mark in the specialist examination.

He then spent a further 2 years in subspecialty training in Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction, including 1 year at one of the highest volume units in Europe: the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. During this time, he completed the UK and Ireland Specialty examination via the Royal College of Surgeons, where he was once again awarded the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Gold Medal for achieving the highest mark in the examination across the United Kingdom and Ireland, making him the only surgeon to win both the Australia/New Zealand and UK/Ireland medals.

He is currently working as a consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. His clinical interests include wisdom teeth, dental implants (including zygomatic implants), orthognathic surgery, benign and malignant pathology of the head and neck, salivary gland disease, facial trauma, skin cancer and free tissue transfer/microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck. He is fully credentialed by the RACDS for subspecialty practice in Head & Neck Oncology and Reconstruction.

Contact Us

Melbourne Dental Clinic

Level 1, 723 Swanston St,
Phone: 03 9035 8402
Email: mdc-bookings@unimelb.edu.au

Opening hours

Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 5.00 pm
Closed public holidays