Dr Bruce W Austin


Dr Bruce Austin has been registered as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in New South Wales since 1991.  He qualified from the University of Queensland Dental School in 1975.  He then spent three years as a Dental Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.  In 1979, he commenced working at the University of Sydney as a tutor in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Radiology as well as part-time work in private practice.  He gained a position in the NSW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Training Program in 1982 and also worked as a Lecturer in Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney.

A Masters Degree in Dental Science was awarded in 1987 followed by an FRACDS in 1988.  In 1989 he spent a year as a lecturer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of London, working at University College Hospital, Eastern Dental Hospital and the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.  The speciality fellowship in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, FRACDS (OMS) was awarded in 1991.

Private specialist practice was commenced in 1991 in Macquarie Street, Sydney, and continued there until 2000 when the practice moved to “The Vintage”.  Dr Alastair Stevenson joined the practice in 1995.

Dr Austin has an interest in all aspects of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, including Oral Medicine, and has had public hospital appointments at Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospital since 1992 to the present, and at St George Hospital from 1997 to 2006.  He has also been involved in various professional and hospital committees.

Dr Austin has been involved in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and Registrar level for the past 20 years.  He has been involved in Oral & Craniofacial implant surgery since 1984 and conducted the early training courses for the University of Sydney.  He lectures for the University of Sydney, and is an adjunct Senior Lecturer for the Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implants and Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) at the Charles Sturt University.

Dr Austin continues to lecture widely and is the author of numerous publications nationally and internationally.  Outside the professional area, he is married to Christine, is the proud father of three daughters and enjoys music, travel, books and cycling.


Dr Alastair R L Stevenson

BDS (Lond), MDSc (Syd), FDSRCS (Ed), FRACDS

Dr Alastair Stevenson has been registered as an Oral Surgeon in New South Wales since 1989, and has been working at Vintage Surgical Specialists with Dr Bruce Austin since 1995. In addition he is a Visiting Senior Specialist at the Sydney Dental Hospital.

He qualified from King's College Hospital Dental School, University of London, in 1973.  After working in both hospital and general practice in UK he completed his primary Fellowship and then spent five years in private dental practice in Mombasa, Kenya, moonlighting at the weekends as a mountain and safari guide.

He returned to England in 1982 where he worked in the Oral and Maxillofacial Unit at Walton Hospital in Liverpool before completing his Dental Fellowship in Edinburgh. In 1983 he emigrated to Australia, becoming a lecturer in the Oral Surgery Department of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney. In 1986 he was awarded his Australasian Dental Fellowship and research into the clinical applications of Hydroxylapatite as an implant led to a Master of Dental Science degree in 1989.

From 1991 to 1996 he was Director and Surgical Co-ordinator of the Osseointegrated implant Dental Implant Centre at the United Dental Hospital as well as Department Head of Oral Surgery.  From 1993 to 1995 he was President of the NSW branch of the Australasian Osseointegration Society and from 1995 to 1997 inaugural President of Federal AOS. Until 2006, he was the surgical co-ordinator of the University of Sydney Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants).

He has an interest in all aspects of dental implants and has been involved in teaching implant techniques since the early training courses at the University of Sydney. He also continues to lecture widely and is the author of numerous publications in Australian and international journals.

When not working he enjoys exploring Australia, bird watching and growing Kalamata olives in the southern highlands. He has also been a member of the Alpine Club since 1983.

Dr Eric Carter


Dr Eric Carter has been involved in the specialty of oral surgery sine graduation from Sydney University in 1974.  His training in dentoalveolar surgery was gained at Sydney Dental Hospital followed by transfer to The Royal Newcastle Hospital, NSW, where emphasis was on trauma and cosmetic surgery.  He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 1978.

He transferred to the newly established Faculty of Dentistry in Hong Kong in 1980 as a lecturer in oral surgery and oral medicine for six years. This led a long standing relationship with Asia becoming a permanent resident of Hong Kong and Singapore.  He then worked in private practice in Hong Kong as Consultant Surgeon for twenty four years prior to return to Sydney.

Dr Carter spent two years at the Sydney Dental Hospital in the Department of Oral Surgery as Senior Clinical Specialist.  Part of the job requirement was to establish surgical training for the new Graduate Diploma in Oral Surgery for the University of Sydney.  He is registered as a Specialist Oral Surgeon in NSW.

His interests outside of dentistry include rowing, sailing and hiking.  Presently, he is a Patron of the Sydney University Boat Club and a member of the Blues Association which focuses on sport and scholarships for students of the University.