At OMFS, we are proud to have experienced and highly qualified surgeons on our team.
Associate Professor Alf Nastri graduated in both dentistry and medicine from the University of Melbourne before going on to complete four years of speciality training. Read on to find out more about his qualifications and special interests in the field of oral surgery…
Extensive studies and work experience
After doing his speciality training in Melbourne, Professor Alf Nastri completed fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard University in Boston and in Southampton in the United Kingdom. During this time, he specialised in areas of craniofacial surgery, corrective jaw surgery and skull base surgery.
Following his studies and years of fellowships, Associate Professor Alf Nastri went on to work in private specialist practice. He is also the director of OMF Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and was recently appointed an associate professor in the faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the university.
Associate Professor Alf Nastri has a number of special interests. These include:
Corrective jaw surgery
Associate Professor Alf Nastri has a special interest in corrective jaw surgery, which involves procedures that are performed to improve a patient’s ability to chew and speak. Corrective jaw surgery can be completed to resolve a number of concerns, including jaws that are too large, too small, too far forward, too far back or crooked.
Corrective jaw surgery is a specialised branch of oral surgery, and Professor Alf Nastri is highly experienced. To find out what the surgery typically involves, have a look here.
Implantology has become an important part of modern dentistry, and Associate Professor Alf Nastri has a special interest in this type of surgery. As part of his implantology services, he offers bone and soft tissue grafting, dental implants, implant-supported dentures, All-on-4 implants and zygomatic dental implants. Each of these restorations offers its own set of benefits, so if you are considering an implant procedure, we recommend that you come in for a personal consultation. Read more about the implant options available here.
Associate Professor Alf Nastri has a special interest in the treatment of facial trauma, which includes procedures to repair broken cheekbones, eye sockets, and jaws. In many cases, injuries to the cheekbone and eye socket occur together, and such injuries often occur as a result of accidents. Fractures to the cheekbone and eye socket can, however, be caused by disease and bone loss from infection.
In the case of cheekbone surgery, Associate Professor Alf Nastri will typically make an incision through the hairline in the temple in order to reposition the cheekbone. Sometimes, small plates and screws may be used. To find out more about what the procedure involves, have a look here.
Associate Professor Alf Nastri also treats jawbone breaks and fractures, in which case he often completes a reconstruction with the use of plates and screws. Sometimes, he uses elastic bands, which are attached with metal wires and braces to guide the jaw into position after surgery. To find out more about jaw bone surgery, have a look here.
The management of maxillofacial tumours
Associate Professor Alf Nastri is experienced in the management of maxillofacial tumours, which can be either benign or cancerous. In most cases, these types of abnormalities develop as a result of congenital conditions, infections, soft-tissue growths and autoimmune conditions.
If you are concerned about an abnormality on your face, neck or jaws, Associate Professor Alf Nastri is able to diagnose your condition and, if necessary, perform a removal procedure. Some of the procedures he may recommend include primary tumour resection, maxillectomy, mandibulectomy, laryngectomy and neck dissection. For more about cancers and benign conditions, have a look here.
If you would like to arrange a consultation with Associate Professor Alf Nastri, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.