Experimental and clinical research in the entire field of disorders of the craniomaxillofacial skeleton is at the core of our work
“It is our aim that AOCMF community contributes to research programs.”
Risto Kontio


AOCMF’s Research and Development (R&D) activities aim to produce new findings and develop them into practice so that they impact the clinical care of craniomaxillofacial injuries. This is in accordance with AO's mission to achieve more efficient patient care worldwide. 

Research Promo

AOCMF Clinical Priority Programs


Explore the list of all AOCMF Research Programs and Start-up grants

AOCID Research with AOCMF

AOCMF Clinical Research Projects


Current research programs developed together with AOCID in Dübendorf

ARI Research with AOCMF

AOCMF Preclinical Research Projects


Current research programs developed together with the AO Research Institute in Davos


Open call for proposals

Translational approaches for bone constructs: their impact on facial bone reconstruction

Research Training and Education


AOCMF AOPEER Education Promo

Research Education

AO Program for Education and Excellence in Research (AOPEER) provides guidelines, courses, eLearning modules, articles, checklists, and templates covering all aspects of clinical research.


Clinical Research Fellowships

A program established for surgeons to gain training and experience in all phases of clinical research: study planning, monitoring, data analysis, and publication.


We're always looking ahead: spotting new and evolving medical technologies before they become common practice

Research and Development Governance


Research & Development Commission


The R&D Commission advises the AOCMF's specialty and international board on issues representing the biggest clinical challenge for surgeons and how they can be best addressed. 

  • AOCMF R&D Chair (Eppo Wolvius)
  • Chair AOCMF International Board (Gregorio Sánchez-Aniceto)
  • Chair AOCMF TK (Daniel Buchbinder)
  • AOCMF Experts
  • AOCMF Research Manager (Mirjam Bucher)

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Training and Education

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Research Grants

Explore the list of all AOCMF research grants currently ongoing

Innovation in AOCMF

Discover more about innovation and product development in AOCMF

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