Researchers from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are on the forefront of today's most compelling research and scientific inquiry.

The bench strength of our distinguished faculty translates into excellence in patient care and resident training.

Research Topics of Interest

Research and clinical practice work hand-in-hand to enhance real-time the quality and outcomes of our patient care. Among our many scientific research pursuits, our department is particularly recognized for its leadership contributions in the following areas

  • Bisphosphonate-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws (BRON)
  • Distraction Osteogenesis
  • Domestic Violence (Intimate Partner Violence)
  • Functional Brain Imaging of Pain
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Temporomandibular Disorders
  • Third Molar Outcomes
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Research Centers

  • Center for Applied Clinical Investigation (CACI)
  • Center for Pain and the Brain, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Center in Excellence of Pain Education
  • Skeletal Biology Research Center
  • Pain and Analgesia Imaging and Neuroscience (P.A.I.N.) Group, Brain Imaging Center, McLean Hospital

Department Bibliography

We maintain an aggressive research agenda across all facets of scientific, biomedical, clinical and outcomes research relating to diseases and conditions of the mouth, face and jaws.

  • Case Reports
  • Domestic Violence
  • Giant Cell Tumors
  • Imaging
  • Implant Survival and Techniques
  • Management of Medically Compromised Patients
  • Nerve Injury Prevention and Repair
  • Oral Pathology
  • Orofacial Pain Disorders
  • Outcomes, Infections and Pain Management
  • Reconstructive Techniques & Outcomes
  • Temporomandibular Disorders
  • Third Molar Removal & Complications
  • Trauma