Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery The Department of oral and maxillofacial surgery focuses on the treatment of abnormalities of the mouth, jaw, and face. Department
Our scientific research focuses on abnormalities in the head and neck area. Much of our research has a patient-related character, a large part of the patient-related research has a clinical efficiency character.

In research we aim to

  1. optimize the diagnosis of abnormalities in the head and neck area,
  2. develop methods that limit the chance of these abnormalities developing, or undesirable consequences and morbidity of their treatment, 
  3. evaluate the “outcome” of (new) treatment modalities for these abnormalities.

In many areas, our research program fits perfectly within the research centers / institutes and schools of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the UMCG, in particular within following institutes:.

Research institute Kolff

  • Oral surgical applications of biomaterials
  • Oral surgical applications of bioresorbable materials

Research institute CRCG

Premalignant abnormalities and early diagnostics long-term effects of oncological treatment

Research institute Guide

  • Autoimmunity Inflammation and pain

Research institute SHARE

  • Minimally invasive treatment of temporomandibular joint disease.
  • Long-term effects and side effects of obstructive sleep-apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAS) treatments
  • Life lines & Dental life Lines

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