Department of Neuroscience

Group for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


  • Dentoalveolar surgery: Retained and extra teeth, root tip amputations, cysts and tumours in the cranio- maxillofacial area etc
  • Implants: Placement of dental implants in connection with prosthetic tooth rehabilitation
  • Traumatology surgery: Fractures of the facial skeleton, soft tissue and dental injuries.
  • Orthognatic surgery: Treatment of over- or underbites and other malformations.
  • Plastic surgery: In the whole head and neck area because of cancer or other disfiguring problems. Microvascular and reconstructive surgery. Scar corrective surgery. Aesthetic corrections.
  • Minimal invasive surgery: Arthroscopy of the temporo-mandibular joint, sialoscopy of the salivary glands, endoscopy of sinus maxillaries etc.
  • Dental Team: Preoperative evaluation of patients requiring organ transplantation, immunsuppressiv treatment or heart operations. Overall evaluation and dental treatment of patients with cancer in the head and neck area.

Research projects

  • Endoscopic sialoscopy of the major salivary glands. The method allows simultaneously diagnostics as well as therapy for sialolithiasis (salivary gland stones) and other obstructive diseases of the salivary glands (sialoadenosis).
  • Investigation of the local side effects of radiation therapy in patients with oropharyngeal cancer as the basis for improvement of life quality during treatment, while also reducing radiation-related complications. In cooperation with the Cancer Department.
  • Patients with craniomandibular disorders represent a group that is quite heterogeneous and increasing in size. In cooperation with a manual therapist, the goal is to increase the benefit and options from the use of manual therapy instead of or in combination with primary surgical intervention.
  • Digital volume tomography: 3-dimensional imaging of the facial skeleton via cone beam CT: Several different research projects on this diagnostic field.
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Contact information:

Professor Dr. Dr. Christoph Ziegler