Our Procedures

At Canberra Surgicentre our surgeons undertake a variety of procedures under the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. You can find more information on each of these below.

Removal of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth can become problematic when they are impacted, decayed or partially erupted, requiring surgical extraction.

Dental Implants

Dental implants can be placed as a permanent replacement for missing teeth providing a more permanent solution than dentures.

TMJ Disorders

TMJ dysfunction is a common cause of orofacial pain. It can often be treated conservatively, but sometimes requires surgery.


Arthrocentesis may be utilised as a surgical intervention to treat TMJ dysfunction if conservative treatment is unsuitable.


Apicectomy is a procedure in which a portion of the root of a tooth is removed either under sedation or local anaesthetic.

Minor Oral Procedures

Removal of cysts of the jaw can be undertaken to avoid damage to teeth and often only require minor surgical intervention.

Oral Medicine and Pathology

A biopsy is a sample of the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, which your surgeon can send for histopathological diagnosis.

Cranio Maxillofacial
Corrective Jaw Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is performed to correct jaw position for improving functionality, sleep apnoea and facial aesthetics.

Meet our Doctors

We currently have two specialist surgeons consulting and operating in Canberra. Dr Michael Cooper and Dr Paul Hammans have an abundance of experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr Michael Cooper

My name is Michael Cooper, and I was born and schooled in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia). I completed 2 years of National Service as a pilot in the Rhodesian Air Force, and I then moved to South Africa where I completed a Bachelor of Science Degree.

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Dr Paul Hammans
MD, DDS, PHD(Med), PHD(Dent), FGAOMS (Ger)

I'm Paul Hammans, and I come from Germany. I graduated from the Medical School of the University of Bonn in 1983 and completed my PhD in Medicine one year later. After attending Dental School I graduated in 1989 and completed my DDS thesis in 2000.

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In light of the current situation with COVID -19, and in conjunction with advice from the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, we have made the difficult decision to close Canberra Surgicentre from Thursday 26th March 2020 for a duration that is yet to be determined.Read More
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