Experimental and clinical research in the entire field of disorders of the craniomaxillofacial skeleton is at the core of our work

There are currently no open funding opportunities.

“It is our aim that AO CMF community contributes to research programs.”

Risto Kontio
AO CMF’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. 

AO CMF Clinical Priority Programs

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

AO CMF Clinical Research Projects

Current research programs developed together with the AO Innovation and Translation Center (ITC)

AO CMF Preclinical Research Projects

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

Research Training and Education

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 AO CMF's specialty and international board on issues representing the biggest clinical challenge for surgeons and how they can be best addressed. 

  • AO CMF R&D Chair (Thomas B. Dodson)
  • Chair AO CMF International Board (Gregorio Sánchez-Aniceto)
  • Chair AO CMF Technical Commission (Nils-Claudius Gellrich)
  • AO CMF Experts
  • AO CMF Research Manager (Philipp Büscher)

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Training and Education

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Research Grants

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Innovation in AO CMF

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