Mr. Michael Shenberg
Mr. Michael Schenberg trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Melbourne and completed training in 1990. After completing formal training in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Mr Schenberg spent over two years overseas gaining further surgical experience and broader surgical skills. He spent this time working in major teaching hospitals in England, Scotland and The Netherlands.
His areas of interest include management of facial skeletal trauma, jaw reconstruction, orbital reconstruction, tumours of the oral cavity and jaws, oral oncology, orthognathic surgery, impacted wisdom teeth and dental implantology.
He has an interest in teaching trainee oral and maxillofacial surgeons and dental and medical students. Mr Schenberg also has an interest in public hospital oral and maxillofacial surgery and voluntary overseas surgery.
Bachelor of Dental Science
University of Western Australia, 1983
Master of Dental Science (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
University of Melbourne, 1990
Fellow in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Specialty of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, 1991
Fellow in The Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons
Special Field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1995
Registered Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dental Practitioners Board of Victoria, Australia, 1993
Registered with the national registration body AHPRA (http://www.ahpra.gov.au/)
Registration number DEN0000984160.
Current Professional Membership
- Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Full member)
- International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Full member)
- Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society (Full member)
- British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Associate member)
- European Association of CranioMaxillofacial Surgery (Associate member)
- AO CMF (CranioMaxilloFacial) (Member)
- Australian Dental Association (Full member)
- International College of Dentists (Fellow)
- Academy of Dentistry International (Fellow)
International Honorary Dental Fellowships
- Fellow International College of Dentists.
- Fellow Academy of Dentistry International.
Current Private Hospital Appointments
St John of God Hospital Berwick
1 Gibb St, Berwick 3806
Waverley Private Hospital
343 - 357 Blackburn Rd, Mount Waverley 3149
Masada Medical Centre
26 Balaclava Rd, East St Kilda 3183
The Valley Private Hospital
Corner Police and Gladstone Roads, Mulgrave 3170
Public Hospital Appointments
Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, Dandenong and Casey Hospitals, Monash Health
1995 to present
Member, Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Unit, Monash Health
2007 to 2014
Current Academic and Teaching Appointments
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Department of Surgery, Monash Medical Centre
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Monash University, Melbourne
Member, Regional Surgical Committee
Victorian and Tasmanian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program
Board of Studies (OMS), RACDS
Supervisor of Training
Postgraduate trainees in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Lecturer and Examiner, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental School, University of Melbourne
Past Overseas Experience
South Africa. Feb 1985 - June 1985
Shongwe Hospital, Shongwe Mission
Kangwane, South Africa. July 1985 - March 1986
Registrar in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Middlesbrough General Hospital
Middlesborough, England. Feb-Mar 1991
Registrar in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
West of Scotland Regional Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit
Glasgow, Scotland. Apr-May 1991
Registrar in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Derbyshire Royal Infirmary
Derby, England. June 1991-July 1992
Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
University Medical Centre
Utrecht, The Netherlands. August 1992 - March 1993
Overseas Voluntary Surgery
Since 2005, I have organised and led teams of volunteers performing oral and maxillofacial surgery at two different hospitals in Vietnam. In Ho Chi Minh City we work at the OdontoMaxillofacial Hospital, a 100 bed oral and maxillofacial surgery hospital, which services much of Southern Vietnam. In central Vietnam, we work at Binh Dinh General Hospital, a large 1200 bed provincial hospital. We spend a week working at each hospital and operate on 30 to 50 cases. Surgery predominantly involves management of advanced tumours of the jaws (usually ameloblastomas and fibrous dysplasia), primary and secondary management of extensive facial injuries (predominantly sustained in motor bike crashes) and orthognathic surgery.
The patients come from a range of backgrounds and areas. Most are from the impoverished rural areas of the southern half of Vietnam. They may travel up to 1,000 kilometres to reach HCMC for treatment. Some even travel from Cambodia.
Each team of volunteers is composed of myself, a second invited oral and maxillofacial surgeon, a plastic surgeon (Mr David Ross who has an interest in cleft lip and palate surgery), anaesthetists, OR nurses and Australian oral and maxillofacial surgery trainees and dental students.
- Odonto Maxillo Facial Hospital
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
25 - 29 April 2005
26 - 30 June 2006
11 - 15 June 2007
14 - 18 July 2008
27 - 31 July 2009
14 - 19 June 2010
13 - 17 June 2011
25 - 29 June 2012
1 - 5 July 2013
19 April 2014
23 - 27 June 2014
11 - 15 May 2015
13 - 17 June 2016
- Binh Dinh General Hospital
Que Nhon City
Binh Dinh Province
24 - 28 December 2012
21 - 25 April 2014
Inventions and Innovations
- 1. FlexyPlus™ laryngeal mask airway (International Patent Pending). Teleflex Medical.
Mr Schenberg developed the FlexyPlus™ laryngeal mask airway which is a modification of the flexible reinforced tube laryngeal mask for use in general anaesthesia for patients undergoing oral and maxillofacial surgery, facial surgery, ENT surgery, and other surgery of the head and neck area. It has excellent insertion and stability characteristics.
Distributed in Australia and New Zealand and soon to be distributed in Europe and North America.
- 2.Disposable surgical drape for use in surgery of the facial region.
- 3.Surface Height Gauge for use in orthognathic model surgery
- 4.Modified surgical sucker
- 5.Transbuccal instrumentaion
Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Credentialling Course
In October 2011 in Santiago, Chile, Mr Schenberg successfully completed the first Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Maxillo Facial Surgical Course organised by the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Australian National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (Darwin).
Mr Schenberg attended the following local, national and international courses and conferences:
1. CO2 Laser in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
North Riding Infirmary, Middlesborough, England. 19 - 20 October 1991.
2. Northwick Park Microsurgical Workshop
London, England. 28 October 1991 - 1 November 1991.
3. Internal Fixation Techniques in Maxillofacial Surgery
Welwyn Garden City, England. 18 - 19 July 1992.
4. Aesthetic Facial Surgery Course
Sunderland Maxillofacial Surgery Unit
Durham, England. 5 - 6 July 1992.
5. Branemark System 5 day Clinical and Theoretical Course in Implantology
Gothenburg, Sweden. November 1992.
6. Course of Instruction in the Theory and Practical Application of ITI Dental Implants
Melbourne, Australia. 9 March 2000.
- Course on the Theory and Practical Application of The Straumann Orthodontic Implant
Sydney, Australia. 13 November 2000.
8. Theory and Practical Application of The Straumann Orthodontic Implant
Sydney, Australia. 13 November 2000.
9. Second International Meeting on Distraction Osteogenesis of the Facial Skeleton - Distraction versus Traditional Surgery.
Bologna, Italy, 26 - 28 September 2002.
10. Advances in Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery.
Darwin, Australia. Full day, 13 October 2004.
11. The AO Advanced Cranio-maxillofacial Course - Distraction Osteogenesis.
Prince Philip Dental Hospital and Queen Mary Hospital
Hong Kong. 12 - 14 May 2005.
12. Keeping Trainees on Track.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Melbourne, Australia. 14 October 2011.
13. Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Credentialing Course.
Presented by National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Royal Darwin Hospital and IAOMS.
Santiago and Talagante, Chile. 27 - 30 October, 2011.
National and International Conferences attended
1. Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Spring meeting. Current Concepts from Dallas in the Correction of Dentofacial Deformities.
Melbourne, Australia. 5 - 6 November 1987.
2. Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, XIII National Conference.
Brisbane, Australia, 29 August - 2 September 1988. * Presented a paper
3. 10th International Conference on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. IAOMS
Jerusalem, Israel. 21 - 26 May 1989.
4. BAOMS Annual Meeting.
Harrogate, England. 27 - 29 September 1991.
5. Netherlands Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 36th meeting.
Deventer, The Netherlands, 5 - 7 November 1992. * Presented a paper
6. 13th International Conference on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. IAOMS
Kyoto, Japan. 20 - 24 October 1997.
7. Australasian Osseointegration Society Biennial Conference.
Melbourne, Australia. 20 - 24 October 1999.
8. Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 19th Biennial Conference.
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. 3 - 7 September 2001.
9. Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Society 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting.
Melbourne, Australia. 9 - 11 November 2001.
10. 9th International Congress on Oral Cancer in association with 5th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Society
Melbourne, Australia. 16 - 19 November 2003.
11. Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, National Conference.
Melbourne, Australia. 13 - 15 October 2005.
12. XVIII Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery.
Barcelona, Spain. 12 – 15 September 2006. * Poster presentation.
12.2nd AO European CMF Advanced Symposium.
Naples, Italy. 13 - 15 September 2007.
13. AJMF 14th Biennial Conference.
Kingscliffe, NSW, Australia. 6 - 13 January 2008. * Presented a paper
13. 3rd AO Advanced Symposium with Workshop on Orbital Reconstruction and 3rd European Advanced Symposium.
Halkidiki, Thessaloniki, Greece. 12 - 15 April 2008.
14. XIX Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery.
Bologna, Italy. 9 – 12 September 2008. * Poster presentation.
15. 19th International Conference on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. IAOMS
Shanghai, China. 24 - 27 May 2009.
16. OMAX 2011. Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Conference.
Melbourne, Australia. 13 - 15 October 2011.
17. 20th International Conference on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. IAOMS
Santiago, Chile. 1 - 4 November 2011.
- Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, National Conference, 2012.
- Sydney, 11 - 12 October 2012. * Presented a paper and a poster.
- Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Annual Conference, 2014 Auckland, New Zealand. 16 - 18 October 2014. * Presented two papers.
- Scientific and Technical Conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Odonto
- Maxillo-Facial Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Pullman Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City,
- 18 - 19 January 2016.
- *Presented a lecture.
PUBLICATIONS – International and National Journals
- 1. Schenberg ME, Zajac J, Lim-Tio S, Collier NA, Brooks AMV and Reade PC. Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome -Type 2b. Int. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 1992:21:110-114.
- 2. Schenberg ME, Slootweg PJ and Koole R. Leiomyosarcomas of the Oral Cavity. Report of Four Cases and Review of the Literature. J. Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surg. 1993:21:342-347.
- 3. S.P.Nazaretian, M.E.Schenberg, I.Simpson, P.J.Slootweg. Ghost Cell Odontogenic Carcinoma. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 May:36(5);455-8.
- 4. Tam Dieu, Ram Silfen, Laura Chin-Lenn, Michael Schenberg, James Leong. Radial Fasciocutaneous Free Flap “Wrap Around” Iliac Bone Graft for Hard Palate Premaxilla-Nasal Septum Reconstruction. Plast and Reconstr Surg.2008 Apr;121(4):218-20.
- 5. Sham E, Leong J, Maher R, Schenberg M, Leung M, Mansour AK. Mandibular ameloblastoma: clinical experience and literature review. ANZ J Surg. 2009 Oct;79(10):739-44.
- 6. Jason Savage, Matthew Winter, John Orchard and Michael Schenberg. Incidence of facial fractures in the Australian Football League. ANZ J Surg, 2012 Vol 82(10), 724-728
- 7. T Singh, M Schenberg. Delayed diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma following dental treatment. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2013; 95: 369–373
- 1. SP Nazaretian, ME Schenberg and I Simpson. A Case Report of Ghost Cell Odontogenic Carcinoma. Southern Health Annual Scientific Meeting, 5 and 6 December 2005.
- 2. Schenberg ME, Nazaretian SP, Simpson I and Slootweg P. Case report of ghost cell odontogenic carcinoma with review of literature. XVIII Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Barcelona, 12 –15 September 2006. J. Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surg. 2006:34(Supplement 1): 203.
- 3. Schenberg, ME.The Use Of Stereolithographic Models In Complex Maxillofacial Reconstruction.XIX Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Bologna, Italy. 9 – 12 September 2008.
- 4. Soh, Wan-Chwin and Schenberg, ME.Bisphosphonate Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws – A Potential Side Effect of Bisphosphonate Treatment. Southern Health Research Week, 10-14 May 2010.
- 5. Thasvir Singh, Michael Schenberg, Delayed Diagnosis of Oral SCC Following Dental TreatmentSouthern Health Research Week, 7 - 11 May 2012.
- 6. Thasvir Singh, Michael Schenberg Delayed Diagnosis of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, National Conference.Sydney, 11 - 12 October 2012.