ABOUT CHRISTOPHER LIM
I am a registered Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with both the New Zealand Medical and Dental Councils as my training is in both medicine (Monash) and dentistry (U Syd.). I had the privilege of undertaking my surgical training in New Zealand under the guidance of experienced mentors in both Christchurch and Hamilton. During advanced training, I was exposed to all aspects of maxillofacial surgery including extensive experience in facial trauma and reconstruction, dentoalveolar surgery and the management of dentofacial deformities. I currently undertake the full scope of general maxillofacial surgery however my primary interest lies in the surgical management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction.
Currently, I am a consultant at Christchurch Hospital(CDHB) and maintain a busy private practice in St. Georges Medical Centre, Merivale.
My TMJ skills developed from postgraduate training in the United States and senior mentors locally who subspecialised in this area. I routinely travel to the United States for skills and knowledge updates and practice the full scope of TMJ surgery. My main procedures of interest are arthroscopy and total joint replacement.
Our small team in Christchurch works well with several clinicians with a special interest in TMJ dysfunction including medical physicians, physiotherapists and nursing staff.