Oral Surgeon

Dr. Jesse Wright

BSc, BDent, GradDipClinDent, DClinDent (Oral Surgery)


Dr Jesse Wright is a specialist oral surgeon having completed both his dental degree as well as his specialist oral surgery training at the University of Sydney.  He is also a lecturer at the University of Sydney’s School of Dentistry and a staff specialist at Nepean Hospital.

Dr Jesse Wright obtained a bachelors degree in chemistry prior to studying dentistry at the University of Sydney.  He has worked extensively as a dentist in both public and private service throughout New South Wales before returning to the University of Sydney to complete his specialty training in oral surgery as well as a doctoral degree in the specialty.

Dr Wright enjoys patient education and will take the time to explain all procedures to you and ensure that you are fully informed prior to any procedure.

Click here for his website: https://www.oralsurgeon.sydney/

Oral Surgery

An oral surgeon (known formally as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon) is a dental specialist. All dentists, whether they are generalists or specialists, spend upwards of seven or eight years in college and dental college earning a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine). Both of these dental degrees are equivalent, allowing a dentist to “hang out a shingle” to practice general dentistry after passing a state licensing exam. An oral surgeon, though, spends an additional four to six years of in training after dental school, mostly in a hospital-based surgical environment.

An oral surgeon agrees to forgo practicing the areas of dentistry outside of his or her scope of specialty training and focuses strictly on performing dental surgical procedures.  These procedures include: simple and complicated teeth extractions (including wisdom teeth), dental implant placement, repair of broken bones in the jaws and face, removal of cysts and tumors of the jaws, soft tissue biopsies, jaw realignment surgery to correct bite discrepancies, and cosmetic and TMJ surgeries.

Although a community-based oral surgeon may choose not to perform some of the more complicated operations as part of his or her daily practice, the likelihood is that any dental surgery procedure performed occasionally by a general dentist is performed routinely by an oral surgeon.

From their in-depth surgical training background, oral surgeons are also exposed to a wide range of complications that may arise from performing the various dental surgical procedures.  While a general dentist may feel comfortable performing a dental surgery procedure on you, the same dentist may not feel comfortable managing what complications may arise from that procedure.  An oral surgeon will often, if not always, be able to manage the complications that arise from a surgery he or she performs.

For more information please visit: www.oralsurgeon.sydney or www.anzaos.org

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