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About Us

Sydney Oral & Facial Surgery was established in 1997 by Dr Lydia Lim as a premier referral based specialist practice in Sydney's North Shore. Today, we have grown to become a dynamic group practice comprising of 4 highly qualified specialists who work collaboratively together. 

Dr Lydia Lim is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and in addition to providing oral surgery services she is known for her expertise in Orthognathic (Corrective Jaw) Surgery.  Her practice also has a special focus on Dental Implant Surgery, including bone augmentation.  

Dr Leesa Rix is an Oral Surgeon and she has considerable experience in providing the full range of Oral Surgery procedures. She has been at Sydney Oral & Facial Surgery since 2002.  Dr Rix has obtained further training with certification in intravenous sedation allowing her to provide her patients with the best possible experience.


Dr Margaret Kim is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who is highly qualified with dual degrees in both Dentistry and Medicine.  She brings to our practice a broad range of oral and maxillofacial surgery expertise with her gentle and caring approach. 


Dr Suma Sukumar is a highly regarded Oral Medicine Specialist providing valuable expertise in the diagnosis and management of all Oral Medicine conditions and soft tissue lesions in the mouth.  

Our practice consists of modern consulting rooms with the latest diagnostic equipment with surgical suites where we offer surgery under local anaesthetic and intravenous sedation. Our surgeons operate at several reputable private hospitals in Sydney’s North Shore including the Sydney Adventist Hospital,  Hunters Hill Private Hospital, Castlecrag Hospital, Chatswood Private hospital, and San Day Surgery Hospital. We have a team of highly trained specialist anaesthetists that work with our doctors on a regular basis.

Our professional support team include a Office Manager, Receptionists, Registered Nurses and Surgical Dental Assistants. Our well trained staff follow strict infection control guidelines. We regularly attend training courses to update our skills including annual on-site training for medical emergencies, CPR and Infection Control.


We are a cohesive team , we strive for excellence in all that we do and we are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients.