Oral Surgeons Melbourne

Learn about the highly regarded Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons practicing out of our OralMax Surgeons clinics.

Dr Patrishia Bordbar

Dr Patrishia Bordbar

B.D.Sc. (Melb.), M.B.B.S (Hons.) (Melb.), PGDip.Surg.Anat (Melb.), M.D.Sc (O.M.S.)(Melb.), F.R.A.C.D.S (O.M.S.), F.R.C.S (Ed.)

Specialist Oral & Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr Patrishia Bordbar is a Specialist Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS), and graduated from The University of Melbourne Dental School with a BDSc in 1996. She then went on to complete her Medical Degree (MBBS) and Masters degree in OMS all through The University of Melbourne, and completed her four year hospital based surgical training through the major tertiary hospitals in Melbourne. She has spent an additional two years training in the UK, including sub-specialty training in Craniofacial Surgery.  She maintains micro-accreditation in Craniofacial Surgery and is a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), in addition to her FRACDS (OMS).

During her training, Dr Bordbar has been the recipient of several prizes and awards, including the F.G. Christensen medal for achieving the highest score in the Part I College examinations (RACDS). She has been awarded the John Cade Memorial Medal (MBBS, The University of Melbourne) and the prize for the highest score in General Practice and Community Medicine (RACGP, MBBS).

Dr Bordbar is Deputy Section Head of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and has been in private practice as a specialist surgeon in Melbourne since 2008. She is an Honorary Consultant Surgeon at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) following a decade of service at RMH. She holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer post at the Department of Paediatrics through The University of Melbourne. She is a regular invited speaker at national and international conferences, and a regular reviewer for major international scientific journals including the International Journal of OMS, Journal of OMS, and The Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal.

Dr Bordbar is Vice President of the Australian & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS), and has served two terms as past president of ANZAOMS (Vic). She is Supervisor of Training at The Royal Children’s Hospital, and is dedicated to the ongoing training of future surgeons. She is an accredited examiner with the RACDS and regularly examines the surgical OMS trainees.

Special interests & expertise

  • Facial (skeletal) deformities correction (including cleft & craniofacial patients)
  • Complex corrective jaw surgery for upper and lower jaws as well as chin augmentation (orthognathic surgery) for bite correction
  • Full spectrum of Paediatric Maxillofacial surgery
  • Facial trauma
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Implant surgery and complex grafting
  • Wisdom tooth extraction, routine dento-alveolar surgery

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Dental Science (B.D.Sc., The University of Melbourne) December 1996
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with honours (M.B.B.S (Hons), The University of Melbourne), December 2002
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy (The University of Melbourne) 2004
  • Basic Surgical Training (BST), Royal Australasian College of Surgeon (RACS), 2005
  • Fellow Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon FRACDS (OMS), 2007
  • Masters in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (M.D.Sc (OMS) The University of Melbourne) 2008
  • Paediatric Craniofacial Surgery Fellowship, SAC Accredited Fellowship by Royal College of Surgeons, England, 2009-2010.
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, FRCS (Ed.) 2016

Current Appointments

  • Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon – The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Associate Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon – The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon – Epworth Health, Melbourne
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne
  • Vice President, Australian New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Current Member of Victorian and Tasmanian Regional Surgical Committee, RSC
  • Accredited Examiner with RACDS for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery SST examinations (2014-present)
  • Supervisor of Training (OMS), The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Examiner of undergraduate Dental & Medical students, The University of Melbourne (since 2008 by invitation)
  • Tutor for Surgical component of Curriculum for the Postgraduate Orthodontic Students, The University of Melbourne (2008-present)

Fellowships & Memberships

  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (Edin.), FRCS
  • Fellow in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, FRACS (OMS) – Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Vic)
  • Member of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Associate Member of the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member of the Australasian Cleft Lip & Palate Association
  • Member of The Children’s Dentofacial Study Group
  • Member of the Australasian Osseointegration Society (Vic)
  • Member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)

International Recognition

  • Invited Keynote speaker at The 44th annual Conference of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Bangalore, India. November 2019.
  • Invited Keynote speaker at The International Conference of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery March 2017, Hong Kong.
  • Invited speaker at ANZAOMS, Sydney, Australia, October 2017
  • Awarded FRCS (Ed.) by The College of Surgeons Edinburgh in July 2016
  • Invited Keynote speaker at The International Conference of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery October 2015
  • Invited keynote speaker at The British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting in July 2014
  • Abstract Editor and Member of Organising Committee for The International Conference of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2015
  • Chair of Craniofacial Surgery by the Scientific Committee of The International Conference of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2015
  • Invited reviewer for International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (current)
  • Invited reviewer for Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (current)
  • Invited reviewer for the Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal (current)

Professional Recognition 

  • Vice President, Australian New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (2019- current)
  • Australian New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Councillor for Victoria (2016-2019)
  • President Australian & New Zealand Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, ANZAOMS Victoria 2011-2015 (two consecutive terms)
  • Past Federal ANZAOMS Junior Councillor
  • Member of Advisory Committee on Safety of Medical Devices (ACSMD), TGA, Department of Health and Ageing, Sept 2012-Dec 2013
  • Member of Australian Medical Council Specialist Education Accreditation Committee for the accreditation of RANZCO (2006)
  • Member of The Victorian & Tasmanian Regional Surgical Committee (in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) – Current
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