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Dr Nova Gibson 

Nova graduated from the University of Melbourne in Dentistry and Medicine with honours and trained in the Victorian Oral and Maxillofacial training program, gaining fellowship in 2007 plus fellowship in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, England.

She spent eight years training in the Victorian Oral and Maxillofacial surgical training program at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Royal Children’s Hospital, Monash Hospital, the Austin and Alfred Hospital, along with five years training in the UK, including the prestigious John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford as a fellow.

Since completing training, Nova’s career has included working at the Austin Hospital, Monash Health as well as private practice. Nova is also the supervisor of training for Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons at Austin Health. Her areas of interest include dental alveolar surgery, complex dental implantation, orthognathic surgery, oral pathology and complex dental extractions.

Dr Lisa Crighton 

Dr Lisa Crighton obtained both her medical and dental degrees from the University of Adelaide, and after completing specialist training in oral maxillofacial surgery in Melbourne received her FRACDS in 2003. Following this she undertook additional fellowship training in the sub-speciality of orthognathic surgery at the Victoria general hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2004. Then in 2005 she was the Stryker Leibinger surgical fellow in facial trauma at the southern general hospital in Glasgow, Scotland and has published in the British journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

On returning to Melbourne Lisa Crighton has been extensively involved in lecturing medical and dental professionals, as well as being involved in the oral and maxillofacial surgery training program and is a consultant staff member at the royal Melbourne hospital. She is actively involved in research and currently involved in a study reporting the incidence of delayed dental healing associated with the use of oral bisphosphonate therapy.

Dr Mehrnoosh (Nu) Dastaran 

Mehrnoosh (Nu) is a Victorian-trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon. She has undergone fellowships in craniofacial, orthognathic and trauma surgery. She is a Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, and is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education at The University of Melbourne. She works at The Royal Melbourne and Royal Dental Hospitals, and in private practice in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Special interests include corrective jaw surgery, craniofacial trauma, dentoalveolar surgery, implantology and facial aesthetics.

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