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Dr Scott Armstrong




About Dr Armstrong

Dr Armstrong is an Australian-trained specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, practising in Northern NSW.

After completing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, Dr Armstrong gained a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Queensland in 2007. This was followed by three years of internship, residency and basic surgical training, working in a broad range of general and specialist surgical disciplines.

Having firmly established his interests in the surgical management of facial trauma and complex conditions of the head and neck, Dr Armstrong went on to complete a Dental degree at the University of Queensland in 2013, gaining first class honours and subsequent entry into the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program, through the RACDS.

Completing surgical specialist training in Queensland, Dr Armstrong has extensive experience in the acute management and reconstruction of facial trauma, congenital and acquired facial deformity, dento-alveolar and implant surgery, bone grafting, Orthognathic (jaw repositioning) and sleep apnoea surgery, oral pathology, TMJ surgery, salivary gland surgery, and facial skin cancer surgery.

On completion of specialist training in Australia, Dr Armstrong spent a further 18 months in London, UK, completing a Facial Deformity fellowship at St George’s Hospital, with an additional role as a locum Consultant. This allowed him to develop a further skillset in complex post-trauma and skin cancer reconstruction, and facial aesthetic surgery. He has a particular interest in Orthognathic surgery and post-trauma Rhinoplasty.

Dr Armstrong continues to expand and build on his experience and training, regularly attending courses, conferences and visiting fellowships both locally and internationally.

After extensive training at some of the largest tertiary referral centres in Australia and the UK, Dr Armstrong made the move to the Northern Rivers in 2020, where he has established a comprehensive public service as a VMO at Lismore Base Hospital, servicing the broader Northern NSW region. He also maintains a Staff Specialist Consultant position at the Gold Coast University Hospital, for collaboration and continuity of care for complex patients managed across both units. He is regularly involved in the teaching and training of Medical and Dental students, Junior Doctors, and Surgical Registrars.

Outside of work, he enjoys the best that our region has to offer for an active lifestyle, including running, cycling and watersports.


  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Facial Trauma
  • Complex Facial Deformity
  • Facial Skin Cancer and reconstruction
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Genioplasty
  • Facial Aesthetic Surgery

Contact details

02 5642 0141


North Coast Maxillofacial Surgery
Suite 6, 31 Cherry Street
Ballina, NSW 2478