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

Mr Kush Patel

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 65,000 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

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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. Married to Vicki with 3 children. 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.
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A/Prof. Arun Chandu

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, Arun was educated at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. Arun has completed Medicine, Dentistry and a Masters of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne and holds Fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He has had extensive training in Australia and the UK and completed a Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship and Oculoplastic Fellowship at St George’s Hospital, London in 2005. Arun is a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with an interest in removal of wisdom teeth, orthognathic surgery and salivary gland surgery. He is particularly interested in reconstruction of the jaws and teeth with bone grafts and dental implants. Arun is also Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Western Hospital and is a consultant surgeon to the Royal Melbourne and Royal Dental Hospitals. Arun’s research Link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=chandu+a
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Mr Kush Patel

MDS (Otago), MBChB (Otago), FRACDS (OMS)
Kush gained his dental degree in 1997, before working for 2 years as a dental house surgeon in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was here and then in Cardiff, Wales, that he developed an interest in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. Kush returned to Dunedin, New Zealand and gained his medical degree and Masters degree in 2007. Kush completed his Oral and Maxillofacial surgical training in 2013 (FRACDS OMS), and has since completed a Fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne (2013) and also the “Gillies-Cairns” Trauma Fellowship at the Royal London Hospital in the (UK 2014/15). Kush has worked extensively in a variety of hospitals in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. In his time off he enjoys playing tennis, snowboarding and keeping fit at the gym.
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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 for January to December 2019 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.

Accredited-Certification

Accredited Certification   

Contact Info

All Bookings: (03) 9326 2666

Address: Level 1, 665 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds

Fax: (03) 9326 2666

Email: info@essendondpc.com.au

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