What we do

Improve patient care through education and research & development opportunities for surgeons

“AO CMF is a safety network where you can count on your colleagues, ask for advice and make great friendships."

In our efforts to fulfill our vision to improve patient care, we concentrate on three special focus areas:

  • Offer access to a dynamic global network of experts who share a strong interest in CMF trauma and reconstruction.
  • Support younger surgeons to pursue fulfilling careers and becoming a leader within the AO CMF community.
  • Improve patient care standards with valuable education and network throughout a surgeon’s career.

Our purpose is promoting excellence in patient care and outcomes in craniomaxillofacial surgery across all specialties.

Our key activities at a glance


AO CMF offers over 150 educational opportunities to thousands of CMF surgeons and specialists every year

Community development

AO CMF advances careers through the exchange of knowledge and professional networking.

Research & Development

AO CMF funding opportunities in various CMF related fields and high quality learning modules for surgeons interested in research.


Mark your calendars for the next edition of FACE AHEAD taking place April 11-13, 2024 in Prague.

Three action-packed days of knowledge exchange and networking—and having a great time—are at the core of the FACE AHEAD experience.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet up with peers, mingle with some of the biggest names in the craniomaxillofacial (CMF) field, and strengthen their professional network.

Getting to know: Yong-Dae Kwon

"It’s always great to communicate with other people who have the same profession."