DR CAROLINE ACTON OStJ


BDS, FDSRCS, MDSc, FRACDS(OMS), FICD

•    Born in London UK in 1952
•    Primary Schooling in London
•    Secondary schooling in Bristol at “The Red Maids’ School”
•   Tertiary studies at the University of London at The London Hospital (now The Royal London Hospital) and at the culmination of such, Dr Acton was awarded her undergraduate degree in dentistry in 1974
•    Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1978
•    Immigrated to Australia in 1979
•    Specialist training began 1984 at The University of Queensland and The Royal Brisbane Hospital
•    Master of Dental Science (Oral Surgery) awarded 1987
•    Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the special field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1989
•    Specialist Registration in 1990

Appointments:

•    Director Caroline Acton Oral Surgery 1990 to date
•    Senior visiting Specialist at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (Division of Oncology and Maxillofacial Units) 1990 – 2018
•    Royal Children’s Hospital 1994 – 2005

Professional Associations:

•    Australian, International and British Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
•    Foundation Member of International Association of Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
•    Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia (KIDSAFE) – President of QLD Branch until 2017
•    Australian Injury Prevention Network
•    St John Ambulance Australia
•    Fellow of the International College of Dentists

Special Professional Interests:

•    Oral Malignancy and the side effects of radiotherapy
•    Dental and Craniofacial Implantology
•    Oral rehabilitation of the irradiated patient
•    Medications that affect the jaws, particularly antiresorptives
•    First aid and resuscitation
•    Injury Prevention

Personal Interests:

•    Family Life
•    Bicycle Riding
•    Running
•    Reading
•    Medical History