Mr Michael Schenberg

Mr Michael Schenberg

BDSc(WA), MDSc(Melb), FDSRCS(Eng), FRACDS(OMS), FICD, FADI

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

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 tumours of the oral cavity and jaws, oral oncology, impacted wisdom teeth and dental implantology.

  • Qualifications

    • 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
      with the national registration body AHPRA
      Registration number DEN0000984160.
  • Past Overseas Experience

    • Hillbrow, Johannesburg
      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 – Canniesburn Hospital 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
  • CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

    1. Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS) – Full member
    2. International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Full member)
    3. British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Associate member)
    4. European Association of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery (Associate member)
    5. Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society (Full member)
    6. AO Cranio Maxillo Facial (Member)
    7. Australian Dental Association (Full member)
    8. Operation Interface Australia – Board Member. 2010 to 2016. Volunteer oral and maxillofacial surgery NGO.
    9. Overseas and Outreach Aid Committee of Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
    10. Research and Education foundation committee, of ANZAOMS
  • UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT

    February 2007 to present – Honorary Senior Lecturer
    Department of Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne
  • INTERNATIONAL HONORARY DENTAL FELLOWSHIPS

    • Fellow International College of Dentists.
    • Fellow Academy of Dentistry International.
  • NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COURSES ATTENDED

    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
    Synthes, 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

    7. Course on the Theory and Practical Application of The Straumann Orthodontic Implant. Sydney, Australia. 13 November 2000

    8. Second International Meeting on Distraction Osteogenesis of the Facial Skeleton – Distraction versus Traditional Surgery. Bologna, Italy, 26 – 28 September 2002.

    9. Advances in Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery. Darwin, Australia. Full day, 13 October 2004.

    10. The AO Advanced Cranio-maxillofacial Course – Distraction Osteogenesis.
    Prince Philip Dental Hospital and Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. 12 – 14 May 2005

    11. 2nd AO European CMF Advanced Symposium.
    Naples, Italy. 13 – 15 September 2007.

    12. 3rd AO Advanced Symposium with Workshop on Orbital Reconstruction and 3rd European Advanced Symposium.
    Halkidiki, Thessaloniki, Greece. 12 – 15 April 2008.

    13. Keeping Trainees on Track.
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Melbourne, Australia. 14 October 2011.

    14. Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Credentialing Course.
    Presented by National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Royal Darwin Hospital and IAOMS.
    Venue: 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.
    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.
    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 Surgeons19th 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, 12-15 September 2006. *Poster presentation.

    13. AJMF 14th Biennial Conference.
    Kingscliffe, NSW, Australia. 6-13 January 2008. * Presented a paper.

    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.
    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.
    Santiago, Chile. 1-4 November 2011.

    18. Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, National Conference. Sydney, 11-12 October 2012.
    * Presented a paper and poster.

    19. Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Annual National Conference. Hilton Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand. 17 October 2014.
    * Presented two papers.

    20. International Conference on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ICOMS 2015) held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia. 27-30 October 2015.

    21. 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, Vietnam. 18-19 January 2016.
    * Presented a lecture.

    22. Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Annual National Conference. Gold Coast, Australia. 20-22 October 2016.
    * Presented a paper.

    23. Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Annual National Conference. Perth, Australia. 18-20 October 2018. Invited Award Judge (trainee oral presentations).

  • PRESENTATIONS

    1. Poker ID, Schenberg ME*, Cook RM, Reade PC and Wiesenfeld D.
    Rigid Internal Fixation of Mandibular Fractures – a Retrospective Study. The Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – XIII Conference, Brisbane, September 1988.
     
    2. Schenberg ME*, Radden BG, Fleming WB and Reade PE.A
    Retrospective Study of Primary Tumours of the Submandibular Glands. International Association for Dental Research, Australian and New Zealand Division – 29th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, September 1989.
     
    3. Surgical Audit for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit. Presented to the Division of Surgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, 13 September 1990.
     
    4. Schenberg ME and Wiesenfeld D*.
    Mandibular Preservation. A review of eleven cases. The Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. XIV Conference, Adelaide, February 1991.
     
    5. Clinical Case Presentations: 1) Leiomyosarcoma of maxilla, 2) Breast carcinoma metastasising to parotid gland. Trent Regional Oral Surgery Study Day, University of Sheffield, England, 12 February 1992.
     
    6. Schenberg ME*, Slootweg PJ and Koole, R.
    Leiomyosarcomas of the Oral Cavity. Netherlands Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 36th meeting. Deventer, The Netherlands, November 1992.
     
    7. Four Case Reports and Discussion.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. November 1992.
     

    8. Series of Case Reports. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Melbourne, 15 July 1993.
     

    9. Lip Reconstruction. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Melbourne, 12 August 1993.
     
    10. The Utrecht Experience – Discussion on the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Utrecht, The Netherlands with a Series of Case Reports. ANZAOMS (Victorian Members) meeting, Melbourne, 23 August 1993.
     

    11. Facial and Oral Reconstructive Surgery.
    Masada Medical Centre, Doctors’ Luncheon Club, 27 August 1993.
     

    12. Surgical Audit and Case Presentations.
    The Valley Private Hospital. 14 February 1996.
     

    13. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Towards 2000.
    Presented to ADA (Victoria Branch) – Group L. 20 March 1996.
     

    14. Orthognathic Surgery without Orthodontic Treatment.
    Combined ANZAOMS (Victoria Branch) and ASO (Victoria Branch) Meeting, Lorne. 26th October 1996.
     

    15. Reconstructive Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – An Overview.
    First Annual Mentor Australia Plastics/Cosmetic/Reconstructive Nurses Seminar. Le Meridian at Rialto, Melbourne. 24 May 1997.
     

    16. Case presentations.
    Presented to ADA (Victoria Branch) – Group L. 9 September 1997.
     

    17. Reconstructive Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
    2nd National Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Nurses Conference. Sheraton Towers Hotel, Melbourne. 8-9 August 1998.
     

    18. Update for GP’s on Oral/Maxillo Facial Surgery.
    Monash Division of General Practice. Monash Medical Centre – Moorabbin Campus, 1 April 1999.
     
    19. Orthognathic Surgery and Reconstructive Jaw Surgery.
    Victorian Perioperative Nurses Group. Dandenong Hospital. 24 November 2001.
     

    20. Maxillofacial Surgery Case Histories.
    Presentation to staff of Odonto Maxillofacial Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 27 April 2005.
     

    21. Management of Midface Trauma and Orbital Trauma.
    ANZAOMS/IAOMS/Oceania Course in Oral Surgery. RDHM, Melbourne. 2 February 2006
     

    22. Accurate Reconstruction of Orbital Fractures Using BioModels.
    Southern Health Ophthalmology Unit Meeting, Monash Medical Centre. 2 March 2007.
     

    23. Accurate Reconstruction of Large Defects of the Orbit and Mandible Using BioModels.
    Southern Health Nurses CPD course. Dandenong Hospital. 26 May 2007. Presenter and organiser.
     

    24. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Odonto Maxillofacial Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City.
    Continuing education for nursing staff at St John Of God Hospital, Berwick, 10 August 2007.
     

    25. Voluntary Maxillofacial Surgery in Ho Chi Minh City.
    14th Biennial AJMF Conference, Peppers Salt Resort, Kingscliff, NSW. 13 January 2008.
     

    26. Orbital Fractures and Reconstruction.
    Lecture at Oral and Maxillofacial Registrar training weekend. The Sebel Heritage, Yarra Valley, 17 May 2008.
     

    27. Mandibular Reconstruction Following Tumour Surgery.
    Austin Hospital Maxillofacial Surgery Study Day. For trainee maxillofacial surgeons, Austin Hospital, 2 May 2009.
     

    28. Voluntary Maxillofacial Surgery at the Odonto Maxillofacial Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    St John of God Berwick, 22 October 2009. 
     

    29. Management of Anterior Table Frontal Sinus Fractures.
    Midface Trauma Symposium, for Victorian based OMS trainees. Victorian Regional Surgical Committee of OMS training (RACDS). The Royal Melbourne Hospital. 20 March 2010.
     

    30. Orbital Floor Fractures and Management.
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department. Odonto Maxillofacial Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 14 June 2010.
     

    31. An Introduction to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to 3rd and 5th year medical students.
    Lecture Room 1, Monash Medical Centre, 25 August 2010.
     

    32. Reconstruction Following Tumour Resection.
    Lecture to Melbourne OMS trainees. Victorian Regional Surgical Committee of OMS training (RACDS). RDHM, Melbourne, 4 October 2010.
     

    33. Savage, Jason* and Schenberg, Michael.
    AFL Facial Fractures 17 Consecutive Seasons 1992 – 2008. AFL Medical Officers Association Annual Professional Development Conference. Mantra Erskine Beach Conference Centre, Lorne, Victoria, 13 November 2010.
     

    34. Voluntary Surgery at the Odonto Maxillofacial Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Southern Health Research Week, Session on Southern Health Surgical Outreach. Monash Medical Centre, Clayton. 11 May 2011.
     

    35. Submandibular approach for mandibular resection. Iliac bone graft harvest. Mandibular reconstruction with plates and iliac bone grafts.
    Stryker Medical Education Cadaver Dissection Course. Graft Harvesting in Maxillofacial Surgery. Melbourne University, Anatomical Laboratory. Presentation: 11 August 2012.
     

    36. Voluntary Surgery at the Odonto Maxillofacial Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, National Conference. Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney, 11 – 12 October 2012.
     

    37. Anna Talacko*, Netasha Steyn, Hedley Coleman, Michael Schenberg.
    A Case of Extensive Enlargement of the Left Posterior Mandible.
    Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Pathology Update Meeting 21-23 February 2014. Melbourne Convention Centre

    38. Reconstructive Surgery of the Jaws, Mouth and Facial Skeleton. Third
    year postgraduate dental students. Geoff Wylie Theatre, Dental School, University of Melbourne. 7 May 2014.

    39. Voluntary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Vietnam. ANZAOMS Research and Education Foundation Update.
    Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Annual National Conference. Auckland, New Zealand. 17 October 2014.

    40. Reconstructive Surgery of the Jaws, Mouth and Facial Skeleton. Third
    year postgraduate dental students. Geoff Wylie Theatre, Dental School, University of Melbourne. 11 March 2015.

    41. Schenberg, ME * and Berg, J
    Ethnic Differences in Airway Problems With Laryngeal Mask Anaesthesia in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Results of an Audit.
    Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Annual National Conference. Auckland, New Zealand. 18 October 2014.

    42. Reconstructive Surgery of the Jaws, Mouth and Facial Skeleton.
    Invited speaker of the 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, Vietnam.
    18 January 2016.

    43. Reconstructive Surgery of the Jaws, Mouth and Facial Skeleton. Third
    year postgraduate dental students. Geoff Wylie Theatre, Dental School, University of Melbourne. 17 February 2016.

    44. Design Brief for: Overseas and Outreach Aid Committee
    of Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Presented to Masters Students in Communication Design. Swinburne University, Melbourne. 2 March 2016.

    45. Principles of Management of Fractures of the Anterior Wall of the Frontal Sinus. Odonto Maxillo Facial Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 17 June 2016.

    46. ANZAOMS Overseas and Outreach Aid Committee – Update. Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Annual National Conference. Gold Coast, Australia. 22 October 2016.

    * Indicates name of presenter – when co-authors listed

  • 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.

    8. Talacko, A., Steyn, N., Coleman, H., & Schenberg, M. (2014). A case of Extensive enlargement of the left posterior mandible. Pathology, 46, S10.

    9. Schenberg, M. Review, Fresh! Emerging Makers Showcase, Craft Victoria Gallery, Melbourne. SWINE magazine, Swinburne University. 25-27. Issue 2. April 2017.

    10. Schenberg, M. Oral Surgical Expedition to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. JADI. 28-29. Vol 4, Issue 2, June 2018.

    11. Woods B, Schenberg M and Chandu A. A Comparison of Immediate and Delayed Dental Implant Placement in Head and Neck Surgery Patients. JOMS. 1-9. 2019.

  • POSTER PRESENTATIONS

    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 Treatment
    Southern Health Research Week, 7-11 May 2012.

    6. Thasvir Singh, Michael Schenberg
    Delayed Diagnosis of Oral SCC Following Dental Treatment
    Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, National Conference. Sydney, 11-12 October 2012.

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