John Flynn Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

John Flynn Private Hospital specialist John Cosson

Dr John Cosson

Associate Professor Cosson is a fully qualified and registered surgeon with the Medical and Dental Boards of Australia. He is specialist trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and completed his Dental Degree at the University of Melbourne, his Medical Degree at Flinders University in Adelaide and his Surgical Fellowship Training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in Queensland. Along the way, Associate Professor Cosson trained at the University of Otago in New Zealand, completing a Diploma in Oral Surgery, and working in Scotland at the Livingstone Hospital Maxillofacial Department. He has been granted the title of Associate Professor by Griffith University on the Gold Coast.
Associate Professor Cosson is unique in that he worked as a General Dentist in the Australian Army for 15 years prior to his change to surgery. He spent a total of 21 years in the Army, and is a recipient of the Defence Force Service medal for his service.

Associate Professor Cosson practises a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with a special interest in Trauma and Reconstruction, providing on-call cover for all major private hospitals on the Gold Coast, and is the sole provider of care at Tweed and Murwillumbah District Hospitals. He has private rooms at Benowa and Tweed Heads where patients are treated under local anaesthetic (with or without nitrous oxide sedation) for many conditions, including wisdom tooth extraction, implant placement for missing teeth, and removal of pathological lesions. More extensive procedures are carried out in many of Gold Coast and Tweed Head’s leading private hospitals under general anaesthetic and are often done as day-procedures.

Associate Professor Cosson is a keen educator, regularly teaching Dental Students from Griffith University where he is invited to teach both Medical and Dental Students on a range of topics. He regularly teaches advanced surgical courses for the Australian Dental Association, and is a Senior Instructor for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in both Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) and Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) courses for trainee surgeons.

In his spare time, Associate Professor Cosson is a keen pinball collector and player, and has been seen on TV specials and heard on radio interviews. His other interests include golf (a member at Burleigh GC), music (playing both guitar and piano) and travelling with his family.