About US

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

The Essendon Day Procedure Centre respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri People as the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which our centre is located. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country. We aim to respect the cultural, heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people past and present.

At the Essendon Day Procedure Centre (EDPC) we specialise in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

The EDPC’s aim is to provide the best possible oral and maxillofacial day surgery services and care appropriate to the facility. All care is provided in an ethical and professional manner by highly skilled and credentialled staff and Visiting Medical Officers’. At the EDPC the emphasis is on person-centred care where the patient’s individual needs determine their care plan. At EDPC risk to health and well being is managed and minimised to ensure the best care and outcomes for the patient, carer, customer, visitor, staff or stakeholder.

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.

We Are Always

Here To Help

At the EDPC the emphasis is on person-centred care where the patient’s individual needs determine their care plan. At EDPC risk to health and well being is managed and minimised to ensure the best care and outcomes for the patient, carer, customer, visitor, staff or stakeholder.

Mr. Graeme Wright

A/Prof. Arun Chandu

Our Achievements

  • Quality Healthcare

    In 2013, all healthcare facilities both public and private, including hospitals and day procedure units were audited against the National Safety Quality Healthcare Service Standards (NSQHSS). The Essendon Day Procedure Centre become the first healthcare facility in Australia to achieve certification against the Standard. In February 2019, the Essendon Day Procedure Centre was again successful in achieving NSQHS Standards, Version 2. 

  • Qualified Doctors

    Our doctors are Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons who  treat conditions, defects, injuries and aesthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws and face.  They are registered Medical Practitioners with the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), ANZOAMS ( Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) and the ADA (Australian Dental Association).

  • Quality & Safety

    Since opening on 23rd June 1998, the Essendon Day Procedure Centre has successfully achieved accreditation. During this time we have cared for more than 75,000 patients and families.

  • Patient Focus

    We believe focusing on patients and families has been critical to our overall success. This philosophy combined with the expertise of the healthcare team has ensured the best outcomes for all patients.

Our Surgeons

Greame

Mr. Graeme Wright

MDSc, MBBS, BDS, FRACDS (OMS)
Mr. Graeme Wright graduated dentistry from the University of Sydney in 1998. After 4 years service to the Royal Australian Navy he moved to Melbourne to train as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon which he completed in 2000. His practice is based in Moonee ponds and the western suburbs of Melbourne. He has interests in conservative oral surgery, orthognathic surgery and dental implant surgery.
MRSV, MPHA, BDSc, MBBS (Hons), MDSc, PhD(Melb), FICD, FDSRCS (Eng), FDSRCS(Ed), FRACD(OMS), FRCS(Eng). Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Melbourne
Brought up in Keilor East and educated at PEGS, Arun completed Medicine, Dentistry, Masters of Dental Science and a PhD from the University of Melbourne and holds Fellowships from various Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He has had extensive training in Australia and Britain, and completed a Head and Neck Surgery/Oculoplastic Fellowship at St George’s Hospital, London in 2005. Arun is a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with an interest in wisdom teeth, orthognathic surgery, reconstruction of the jaws/teeth and dental implants. He is also interested in the management of neurodiverse/neurodivergent patients and is completing a Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies at Griffith University. Arun was previously Head of Faciomaxillary Surgery, Western Health and is senior surgeon to the Royal Dental Hospital. Arun’s research Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=chandu+a
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Essendon Day Procedure Centre

Clinical Results

The Essendon Day Procedure Centre collects information on many safety and quality performance areas of patients having procedures under local anaesthetic with or without sedation.  Our results are summarised below.  Please feel free to add any suggestions or acknowledge these results by using the Contact Us tab and completing the Enquiry Form.