Research

Current clinical research is concentrated in three major areas. In implantology, we are evaluating different implant preparation techniques and the masticatory function in reconstructed patients with primary implant placement. In addition, we are investigating the use of growth factors for bone preservation and expansion prior to implant placement. We are also conducting research in distraction osteogenesis.

Concerning craniomaxillofacial trauma, we are testing in vitro miniplate fixation techniques for treatment of mandibular fractures and resorbable mandibular fixation devices for use in fracture repair and reconstructive surgery.