Research at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery focuses on areas of importance to create, maintain or re-establish optimal function and aesthetics of the maxillofacial skeleton. This involves experimental studies, clinical research and epidemiological studies.
The main focus is on distraction osteogenesis, secondary cleft lip and palate treatment and use of 3D planning of surgery.

The department has access to experimental facilities for animal studies involving distraction osteogenesis.