Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery

Ricky Kumar

  • BHB (Auck), MBChB (Auck), BDS (Otago), FRACDS (OMS) 

    Plastics - Ricky Kumar

    Ricky Kumar is qualified with degrees in both Medicine and Dentistry.  He received several awards during his studies including University of Otago’s most outstanding student during his dental degree as well as F.G Christensen medal for part I exams for his surgical training.

    He did his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical training in Adelaide from where he completed part II exams with RACDS and was awarded the FRACDS (OMS) fellowship.

    He then undertook a further 12 months sub-specialty training in paediatric maxillofacial surgery and corrective jaw surgery as a fellowship at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. To further his skills and clinical interests, he spent another 12 months as a clinical fellow at the prestigious Oxford University Hospitals in UK. There he received specialized training in paediatric maxillofacial surgery and TMJ surgery.

    Mr Kumar practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery including dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, oral pathology and facial trauma. His sub-specialty interest areas are paediatric maxillofacial surgery, corrective jaw surgery and TMJ surgery. 

    Current appointments

    - The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne 

    -  The Royal Melbourne Hospital

    -  The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne

    -  Monash Health (Monash Children’s Hospital and Dandenong Hospitals).

    He is involved in the training of future surgeons through these appointments.

    He is also committed to the profession and contributes to the surgical community as follows:

    • Chief organizer of yearly charity oral and maxillofacial operating missions to Fiji since 2012
    • Current secretary for Victorian ANZAOMS
    • Junior councillor for federal ANZAOMS

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Human Biology (University of Auckland, 1997)
    • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (University of Auckland, 2000)
    • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (University of Otago, 2006)
    • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. (FRACDS(OMS), 2011)

    Professional positions

    • Victorian ANZAOMS secretary
    • Junior councillor federal ANZAOMS
    • Supervisor of training – Dandenong Hospital and Royal Dental Hospital
    • SST examination coordinator for RACDS (2015-2016)
    • Invited lecturer for dental students, University of Melbourne (2012- current)
    • Examiner of undergraduate dental students, University of Melbourne (2014 – current)