Dr John Webster

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BBus Man (Hons) BSc MB BS BDSc (Hons) M Phil (Oral Cancer) FRACDS (OMS)

Area: Maxillofacial Surgery, Surgical Specialists

Qualifications and Fellowships

  • 2014 – 2018   Fellow Royal Australasian College Dental Surgeons (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • 2013 – 2015   Masters of Philosophy (Oral Cancer), University of Queensland
  • 2010 – 2013   Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours I), University of Queensland
  • 2004 – 2007   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Queensland
  • 1998 – 2002   Bachelor of Science, University of Queensland   
  • 1998 – 2002   Bachelor of Business Management (Honours), University of Queensland


  • Advanced Surgical Training, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queensland and NT Health
  • Basic Surgical Training, Queensland Health

Current Positions

  • Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Townsville Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Mater Townsville Hospital, Townsville
  • Locum Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin

Independent Expert Experience

  • Expert Witness (District Court, Supreme Court in person and via telephone)
  • Five years current experience in independent medical examination and legal reporting relevant to specialty

Clinical Expertise

  • Dentoalveolar Surgery – management of third molars and complications related to the removal of teeth including nerve injury and microsurgical repair.
  • Dental Implant Surgery – management of complex dental rehabilitation and bone grafting
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders/Dysfunction and Joint Replacement – management of joint pain and disorders in multi-disciplinary teams, arthroscopic diagnosis and surgical management.
  • Facial Trauma – management of soft and hard tissue facial trauma including facial sinuses, orbits, maxilla, mandible and zygomas.
  • Orthognathic Surgery – management of facial deformity.
  • Management of Benign and Malignant Pathology – Head and Neck – surgical management of pathology with interest in oral cancer screening of at-risk populations.


  • 2015    Master of Philosophy Thesis, University of Queensland
    • “Opportunities for achieving early diagnosis of oral cancer within the medical profession in Australia.”
  • 2013    Literature Review and Clinical Case Series, Mater and Sunnybank Hospitals
    • “Ultrasound guided arthrocentesis of the temporomandibular joint may reduce complications and improve training in the two needle technique for training registrars.” Co-Investigator: A/Prof Anthony Lynham
  • 2011    Literature Review and Clinical Case Series, Townsville Base Hospital
    • “Hemifacial Microsomia: A review of literature and application to case series at Townsville Base Hospital.” Co-Investigator: Prof Robert Jones
  • 2007    Clinical Study, Queensland University of Technology
    • “Effect of surgical approach on soft tissue and fracture healing in a severe ovine trauma model.” Co-Investigator: Dr Martin Wullschleger, Dr Roland Steck
  • 2006 – 2007    Clinical Study, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
    • “Microdialysis of soft tissue fluid in severe ovine trauma model.”
  • 2006    Clinical Study, Queensland University of Technology
    • “A new ovine model to study healing of a complex femur fracture with concurrent soft tissue injury” Co-Investigator: Dr Martin Wullschleger, Dr Roland Steck

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