About Us

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

At the Essendon Day Procedure Centre we specialise in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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.

Graeme Wright

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 who attend school in the local area. His practice is based in Moonee ponds and the western suburbs of Melbourne. He has interests in conservative Oral surgery, orthognathic surgery and implant surgery.

John Curtin


Mr. John Curtin has practiced Oral Surgery in the Essendon area since graduating from Melbourne University in 1971. Following completion of his specialist training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1982 he set up his specialist practice in Moonee Ponds. He has interests in implant surgery and general oral surgery. He has appointments at most hospitals in the area and he also consults in Balwyn.


A/Prof. Arun Chandu

A/Prof. Arun Chandu BDSc, MBBS (Hons), MDSc, FDSRCS (Eng), FRACDS (OMS)

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

Clinical Results

The Essendon Day Procedure Centre collects information on many safety and quality performance areas for patients having procedures under local anaesthetic with sedation.  Our results for January to June 2014 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.

Clinical Indicator Results Jan- Jun 2014

There were

           no post operative infections recorded

           no return to theatre

           no adverse drug reactions recorded

           no unplanned or emergency transfers of patients

           no incidents recorded

           no delays in discharge

           no pre-operative cancellations

           no falls


all patients had a pre-anaesthetic consultation

all medication allergies were identified

all patients had a medical consultation and consent completed prior to treatment