Dr. Terence Alexander qualified with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1987 and received the PROSSA prize for clinical fixed prosthodontics and the Lester Brown award in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery. After serving 2 years in the military as a Lieutenant, he was selected and completed a Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in South Africa in 1995. In 1997 he graduated with a Master’s degree in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of the Witwatersrand. He was awarded the Medal of the South African Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for the most outstanding candidate in the final fellowship examination. His training and experience in South Africa has offered him extensive exposure to the treatment of severe maxillofacial injuries, gunshot injuries to the facial region, advanced oral pathology, reconstructive surgery, oral surgery, dental implantology and orthognathic surgery.
Dr Alexander has a special interest in orthognathic surgery. In 2008, he immigrated to Australia with his wife and three sons. He enjoys interacting and sharing his passion for life changing orthognathic surgery with undergraduate and postgraduate colleagues alike. He has presented lectures to students at the University of Queensland and at Griffith University, on orthognathic surgery, pre-prosthetic surgery, salivary gland conditions, oral surgery and dental implantology.
After obtaining registration as an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon in Australia, Terence has worked in private practice in Brisbane since 2010. He also has an appointment as a senior lecturer and course coordinator in the Discipline of Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry, at the University of Queensland, where he continues to encourage and tutor young students starting their professional careers.
Dr Hawthorne developed an interest in a career as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon whilst working in the remote communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria. After these two years’ experience as a remote general dentist, Matthew commenced training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital prior to completing his Medical degree at the University of Tasmania. Dr Hawthorne then returned to his home town of Brisbane for his residency at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and in the subsequent year, he was offered the position of General Surgical PHO and Oral and Maxillofacial Registrar at the Ipswich Hospital.
After this extensive general medical experience, Dr Hawthorne began his Advanced Surgical Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery working at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Princess Alexandra, and the Mater Hospitals. On obtaining his specialist qualifications in 2006, Dr Hawthorne accepted an appointment through the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital as a Visiting Medical Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is now based at Logan Hospital.
Dr Mohammed Mansour graduated overseas from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University in 1990 with honours and a very high ranking. He immediately sought surgical training in Ear Nose & Throat surgery, obtaining a Masters and Doctorate Degrees in 1994 and 1998 respectively. He held a university academic career and practiced as an ENT Specialist until 1999, then moving to Australia with his family and decided to specialise in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr Mansour commenced his dental degree as a mandatory requirement for training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2000 at Sydney University. He graduated with an Honours Degree in 2004 and was awarded the prize for competency in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine. He commenced his maxillofacial specialist training in 2005 in Victoria for one year then joined the Queensland training program for another three years. He completed his Specialist training in January 2009 and was admitted to the Fellowship of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr Mansour has been working in private practice and held a senior lecturer post at the University of Queensland since the completion of his training. He practices all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery including impacted teeth, dental implants, facial deformity, and oral pathology with a special interest in the management of facial trauma. He currently chairs the oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Dental School, University of Queensland, teaching the future dentists and maxillofacial registrars in training to be specialists.
Dr Mansour lectures extensively at the dental school and other educational venues in the fields of general medicine, general surgery, oral surgery, bone grafting and head and neck anatomy. He supervised a number of courses including orthognathic surgery and head and neck dissection courses.