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 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

AOCID Research with AOCMF

AO CMF Clinical Research Projects


Current research programs developed together with AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation in Dübendorf

ARI Research with AOCMF

AO CMF Preclinical Research Projects


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

The call for AO CMF 2022 Research Start-up Grants is now closed! More information will be shared soon.

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 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 (Eppo Wolvius)
  • Chair AO CMF International Board (Gregorio Sánchez-Aniceto)
  • Chair AO CMF Technical Commission (Daniel Buchbinder)
  • AO CMF Experts
  • AO CMF Research Manager (Mirjam Bucher)

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Research Grants

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