About

Sunshine Coast Oral, Facial & Implant Specialists (SCOFIS) was opened at the Nucleus Medical Suites at Buderim Private Hospital in 2018 by Dr Trent Lincoln following long-term aspirations to return to the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

The practice is modern, welcoming and centrally located and we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by lush Buderim rainforest located 5 minutes from the stunning beaches of Mooloolaba.

Our vision at Sunshine Coast Oral, Facial & Implant Specialists is to provide exceptional care to the patients of the Sunshine Coast and develop enduring, collaborative relationships with referring practitioners.

At Sunshine Coast Oral, Facial & Implant Specialists, we offer consultations in our Buderim practice with a visiting consultation service at Noosa Private Hospital for patients located on the Northern end of the Sunshine Coast, Gympie or surrounds.

Selected patients are able to be surgically treated in our rooms in Buderim utilising local anaesthetics (numbing up) and we offer services under a general anaesthetic (put to sleep by an Anaesthetist) at Buderim Private, Nambour Selangor Private, Sunshine Coast Day Surgery, Sunshine Coast University Private and Noosa Private Hospitals.

Our treatments at Sunshine Coast Oral, Facial & Implant Specialists will be delivered in a gentle manner, whilst providing the latest in evidence-based and cutting-edge care.

The team at Sunshine Coast Oral, Facial & Implant Specialists will ensure that we take the necessary time to enable you to understand your condition and the treatment options available to you.

We look forward to meeting you and it is a pleasure to provide care for the people of the Sunshine Coast and surrounds.

Our Surgeons

Dr Trent Lincoln

Dr Trent Lincoln

Dr Trent Lincoln is a contemporarily trained and highly qualified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon who strives to ensure the patient’s experience is as comfortable as possible from the first consultation, continuing throughout their recovery.
Dr Trent Lincoln practices the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with a particular interest in: simple & advanced dental implants; wisdom teeth removal; repair and reconstruction of traumatic facial injuries and orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery).

Graduating from Medicine with Honours at Monash University, Dr Lincoln returned to his home state of Queensland to complete resident training years in Brisbane at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. During this time the treatment of patients with facial injuries convinced Dr Lincoln that Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery would be his chosen field.

A year spent working in Ear, Nose and Throat as well as General Surgery in Rockhampton as a registrar furthered his varied experience prior to gaining a position in the highly sought-after lateral entry Dentistry program at the University of Queensland. The position allowed Dr Trent Lincoln to work within the Oral and Maxillofacial units of the major Brisbane Hospitals whilst studying Dentistry.

After completing Dentistry, Dr Lincoln was accepted into the Queensland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program. During this time, Dr Lincoln trained at most of the major Brisbane hospitals including: Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, the Mater Hospitals, Royal Children’s and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Ipswich and Logan Hospitals. A year of training spent in Townsville also allowed exposure to rarer and later presentations of Maxillofacial disease and injuries than that seen in the larger metropolitan centres.

Dr Lincoln has a passion for replacing single, multiple and especially a full arch of teeth utilising dental implants. Dr Lincoln sought further training in Zygomatic Implants in Hong Kong in 2017 and regularly enhances his advanced skills in Dental Implantology, bone and soft tissue grafting by attending courses and conferences around the world.
Dr Lincoln is an internationally-published author and researcher in the fields of: piezoelectric third molar removal; use of local anaesthetic in removal of teeth; paediatric orbital fractures and return to contact sports following cheek bone fractures amongst other topics.

Born and raised west of Rockhampton, Trent had always dreamed of living on the Coast. Trent’s wife Alison was raised on the Sunshine Coast and this combined with the relaxed lifestyle and beautiful beaches made the Sunshine Coast an easy decision to live and work for many years to come!

Outside of the practice, Trent enjoys spending time with his family and young children, drinking espresso at any one of a number of excellent Sunshine Coast Coffee Shops and visiting the beach. Trent is a fan of multiple sports including: rugby league, rugby union, golf and cycling and has plans to upgrade from the novice surfer category after realising his dream to live on the Sunshine Coast!

 Dr. Andrew Higgins

Dr. Andrew Higgins

Dr Andrew Higgins is a fully qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with both medical and dental degrees and a fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS OMS). He practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery and has a particular interest in complex implant surgery and grafting, full arch dental implant restoration and dentoalveolar (wisdom tooth surgery) and facial trauma surgery.

Dr Higgins grew up on the Gold Coast and after finishing high school, he moved to Melbourne to study undergraduate medicine. He completed his medical degree in 2008 and over the next two years, worked as an intern and surgical resident, at various tertiary hospitals in Melbourne. He then moved back home to Queensland and undertook a surgical senior house officer job at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. It was here, working in the world-renowned maxillofacial surgery unit, he developed a keen interest in the specialty. This led to Dr Higgins being accepted as the first lateral entry student, to the James Cook University dental program. After graduating in 2015 with an academic prize, Dr Higgins was accepted onto the Queensland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program.

He completed his next four years of advanced surgical training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland Children’s Hospital, the Mater Hospital and Royal Darwin Hospital. This gave Dr Higgins a wide exposure to the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including dentoalveolar, implant and grafting surgery, head and neck and reconstructive surgery, orthognathic surgery, facial trauma and temporomandibular joint surgery. He completed his fellowship exam in 2019 and was awarded the Robert M Cook Medal for the highest mark in Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Higgins regularly attends courses and conferences to keep up to date with the latest surgical techniques and treatments and is involved in teaching at multiple different courses.

Andrew’s interests outside of work include surfing and fitness and he is sports fanatic, with a particular interest in rugby league, rugby union and cricket. Andrew’s wife is also a surgeon on the Sunshine Coast and they have two young boys.

Meet The Team

Maddison

Maddison

Practice Manager

Taylah V

Taylah V

Front Office Manager

Cara

Cara

Front Office Coordinator

Jodi

Jodi

Accounts Manager

Maci

Maci

Treatment Coordinator

Megan

Megan

Registered Nurse

Georgia

Georgia

Registered Nurse

Annie

Annie

Senior Surgical Assistant

Taylah J

Taylah J

Surgical Assistant

Brooke

Brooke

Surgical Assistant

Jade

Jade

Surgical Assistant

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