The AOCMF Research Commission aims to bridge the gap between scientific discoveries and clinical practice
Risto Kontio on the importance of research at AOCMF
“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 training

Research grants

We offer funding opportunities for applied research projects that support clinical issues relevant to the CMF field

Currently there are no open calls

Research Governance

AOCMF Research Governance AOCMF R&D Commission in in Helsinki, May 2017 From the left: Risto Kontio, Ed Ellis, Sabine Girod, Eppo Wolvius, Daniel Buchbinder, Mirjam Bucher and Andreas Thor

The composition of the
R&D Commission:


  • AOCMF R&D Chair

  • Chair AOCMF International Board

  • Chair AOCMF TK: Elected Members

  • AOCMF experts: AOCMF Research Manager


How can tomorrow's technologies help us to improve patient care now? This question guides our approach to all our innovation initiatives