Dr Alastair R L Stevenson

BDS (Lond), MDSc (Syd), FDSRCS (Ed), FRACDS

Dr Alastair Stevenson has been registered as an Oral Surgeon in New South Wales since 1989, and has been working at Vintage Surgical Specialists with Dr Bruce Austin since 1995. In addition he is a Visiting Senior Specialist at the Sydney Dental Hospital.

He qualified from King’s College Hospital Dental School, University of London, in 1973.  After working in both hospital and general practice in UK he completed his primary Fellowship and then spent five years in private dental practice in Mombasa, Kenya, moonlighting at the weekends as a mountain and safari guide.

He returned to England in 1982 where he worked in the Oral and Maxillofacial Unit at Walton Hospital in Liverpool before completing his Dental Fellowship in Edinburgh. In 1983 he emigrated to Australia, becoming a lecturer in the Oral Surgery Department of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney. In 1986 he was awarded his Australasian Dental Fellowship and research into the clinical applications of Hydroxylapatite as an implant led to a Master of Dental Science degree in 1989.

From 1991 to 1996 he was Director and Surgical Co-ordinator of the Osseointegrated implant Dental Implant Centre at the United Dental Hospital as well as Department Head of Oral Surgery.  From 1993 to 1995 he was President of the NSW branch of the Australasian Osseointegration Society and from 1995 to 1997 inaugural President of Federal AOS. Until 2006, he was the surgical co-ordinator of the University of Sydney Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants).

He has an interest in all aspects of dental implants and has been involved in teaching implant techniques since the early training courses at the University of Sydney. He also continues to lecture widely and is the author of numerous publications in Australian and international journals.

When not working he enjoys exploring Australia, bird watching and growing Kalamata olives in the southern highlands. He has also been a member of the Alpine Club since 1983.