Dr Erzetic is a senior consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with over 25 years’ experience in the field of surgery. His years of experience in both public and private practice provides him with a high level of skill, care, and compassion.
Dr Erzetic is a registered specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS) with the Medical and Dental Boards of Australia (AHPRA). He holds primary degrees in Dentistry and Medicine and completed his specialist surgical training in 2001. Since then, he has been a visiting medical specialist (VMO) at the Mater Adults and Children's Hospitals with a foundation role in establishing the Oral and Maxillofacial unit at the new Queensland Children's Hospital.
Concurrently, he has run a successful solo practice from the largest private hospital in the southern hemisphere, Greenslopes Private Hospital. He also has branch practices at the Mater Redlands Hospital and North West Private Hospital and regularly operates at Pacific Day Surgery and South Bank Day Hospital. More recently he provides Oral and Maxillofacial surgical services to the New England area via Armidale Private Hospital. Dr Erzetic has a strong commitment to training and continuing his education.
His achievements include:
In a broader capacity, Dr Erzetic has been involved in the training of more than 40 surgeons in the last 20 years.
Depending on the type of procedure, these can be performed at a number of private hospitals, day surgery facilities or at Dr Erzetic's Greenslopes rooms.
SURGICAL REMOVAL OF WISDOM TEETH
Wisdom teeth are a common source of pain and discomfort in patients. They are commonly known as third molars and often result in infection, pressure, headaches, and pain of the jaws. They commonly become symptomatic in the patient’s late teens or early twenty’s but may affect people at any stage of adulthood. Treatment generally involves the removal of the indicated wisdom tooth which may be done as a local or general anaesthetic procedure depending on the complexity and patients’ wishes.
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. Implants form a biological union with the bone to create a suitable structure for crowns, bridges, or over-dentures to attach to. Implants are an excellent way to restore the physical appearance and chewing function of your mouth.
Dentoalveolar surgery refers to operations on the teeth and supporting tissues (bone and soft tissue). Surgery can range from the removal of infected or decayed teeth to the removal of cysts and pathology involving the supporting bones and soft tissue. Depending on the complexity and the patient’s needs this can be done as a local anaestheteic procedure in the Greenslopes rooms or a general anaesthetic procedure in the hospital.
Injuries to the facial skeleton are relatively common in our daily lives whether occurring at work, sport, social events, or as the result of a motor vehicle accident. As a Maxillofacial surgeon, Dr Erzetic has spent many years involved in treating these injuries with the aim of returning the patient to full form and function.
Oral pathology involves the assessment and management of diseases that affect the oral mucosa, supporting structures and glands associated with the mouth, jaws, and face. Assessment can involve examination, imaging and at times biopsying (tissue sample) of the affected structure.
Orthognathic surgery is often combined with orthodontic treatment in order to reposition one or both jaws so as to restore facial harmony and function. These are complex procedures that often require significant planning and preparation.
TMJ (JAW JOINT) DYSFUNCTION
TMJ disorder occurs when there is a problem with your jaw joint and/or the chewing muscles. Often this happens because of a jaw injury, inflammation such as arthritis, or overuse. TMJ disorders may manifest with symptoms such as pain, reduced range of jaw movement, clicking or locking of the jaw joint, and headaches.
Greenslopes Private Hospital offers a multistorey Visitor Car Park. Six levels of undercover secure parking can be accessed via Nicholson St (Gate 6) or the Main Entrance on Newdegate St (Gate 3). There are automated pay stations located at each end of the covered walkway to the car park on level 4 just prior to returning to your vehicle. Unregulated parking in the adjacent streets to the hospital is also available. Please refer to the map – the orange sections highlight the visitor car parks.
Dr Erzetic's Suite
Dr Erzetic can be found in Suite 24 of Level 1 in the Greenslopes Specialist Centre. The Specialist Centre is to the right of the main hospital entrance, and level 1 can be accessed from the lift. When you exit the lift turn right down the corridor and you will find Dr Erzetic's rooms on the right-hand side of the corridor.
Regularly Asked Questions.
Do I need a referral to visit Dr Erzetic?
Yes. Part of the consultation fee is refundable by Medicare. You will require a referral by your practitioner to be eligible for this rebate.
What should I bring to the consultation?
Please bring the following items to your initial appointment
If i am uninsured can I still be treated by Dr Erzetic?
Yes, of course. There are a number of reasonable and cost-effective options that Dr Erzetic offers for treatment.
What fees are involved when having surgery with Dr Erzetic?
At the time of consultation, Dr Erzetic will provide a comprehensive and Informed Financial Consent that will provide all fees and item numbers necessary for yourself and your health fund.
Does all surgery require a general anaesthetic?
No. Depending on the complexity of your procedure and specific patient needs, you may be suitable for the procedure to be done under local anaesthetic in the Greenslopes Specialist Suite.
What Post-Operative Care advice will I be given following surgery?
Dr Erzetic will provide a comprehensive brochure to cover all aspects of post-operative care after surgery.
For non-urgent enquiries, please contact Dr Benjamin Erzetic using the online contact form below and our reception staff will respond promptly.