About Us

The Team

We are very fortunate to have a dedicated team of people who are committed to providing you with the highest level of care possible.

Our office staff are always keen to help you with the consultation and booking process. Jenny and the team will advise you of everything you need to bring with you on the day of your consultation.

Our clinical nursing team observe the highest level of health standards and sterility along with being genuinely caring and comforting during any procedure performed in our clinic.

Dr Hyam operates at Calvary John James Hospital, Calvary Hospital and Canberra Private Hospital. At all of these facilities experienced staff are on hand to ensure that you have a positive and safe hospital visit.

Dr Dylan Hyam – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr Hyam is an experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, who gained honours degrees in both Medicine and Dentistry from the University of Sydney. He began his career serving in the Royal Australian Army before taking up his first residency post at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. Dr Hyam trained in Sydney, Canberra and the United Kingdom, in order to maximize his exposure to the management of complex maxillofacial patients. In the United Kingdom he gained valuable training and experience in the management of head and neck cancer, orthognathic surgery, and complex bone grafting procedures.

Dr Hyam is the Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit at The Canberra Hospital. He divides his time between both public and private practice. Dr Hyam holds multiple appointments within the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, relating to the provision of training to young surgeons. His appointment as a lecturer at the Australian National University Medical School allows for a continuum of education for undergraduate medical students.

Dr Hyam holds all of the required accreditations, recognitions, and licenses to practice as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He has a broad scope of practice which includes all of the areas covered by this website. His personal interests include spending time with his young family, reading, and the arts.

Dr Robert Witherspoon – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr Witherspoon studied Medicine at the University of Newcastle, and Dentistry at the University of Queensland, he was awarded with honours in both degrees. He decided to become an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon when he was working as a a junior doctor. During his specialist training he was exposed to all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He trained in a number of hospitals, which included; the John Hunter Hospital Newcastle, Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick, Canberra Hospital, Westmead Hospital, and the Austin Hospital Melbourne. Dr Witherspoon was awarded his Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2012.

Dr Witherspoon has served in the Australian Army, as a Regimental Medical Officer, in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps with operational service in East Timor, Bougainville and Iraq. He is currently a Standby Reservist.

Dr Witherspoon is a Consultant Surgeon in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit at The Canberra Hospital, and divides his time between both public and private practice. He is actively involved in the training of junior surgeons and also holds several appointments with the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons.

Dr Witherspoon holds all of the required accreditations, recognitions, and licenses to practice as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He has a broad scope of practice which includes all of the areas covered by this website. His personal interest includes spending time with his family and friends, and also participating in outdoors activities.

Dr Suma Sukumar – Oral Medicine Specialist

Dr Suma Sukumar completed her undergraduate training in Adelaide and has completed her postgraduate specialist training in the field of Oral Medicine/Oral Pathology at the University of Sydney. She currently works as a conjoint Staff Specialist in Oral Medicine (Westmead Hospital) and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. She is involved in clinical and academic teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate dental students as well as dental officers.

Suma is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, and a member of the Australasian and European Academies of Oral Medicine.

Dr Sukumar has undertaken research into Sjögren’s syndrome at Westmead Hospital and continues to be involved in clinical research at this institution.

Dr Sukumar visits our Canberra clinic every second monday.

Dr Samuel Kim – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr Samuel Kim is an Australian trained specialist Maxillofacial surgeon with both medical and dental degrees from New South Wales and Queensland. He also has a Masters in Medicine degree in medical research.

Dr Kim holds multiple hospital appointments including Prince of Wales Public Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital, The Canberra Private Hospital and John Hunter Hospital. 

Dr Kim specialises in all aspects of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and is one of the few Maxillofacial surgeons in Australia to regularly perform TMJ surgeries, from arthroscopes to joint replacements. After obtaining his specialist qualification, Dr Kim has spent a further 12 months studying TMJ surgery completing a fellowship at the St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. He is currently the only medically and dentally trained maxillofacial surgeon in NSW with a fellowship in TMJ surgery.