Craniofacial Science

Craniofacial Science covers the following areas of study:

  • Research in Population Health explores the complex interactions (social, cultural, environmental) that affect the oral health of individuals, communities and populations.
  • Oral health related clinical research includes both interventional and observational studies focusing on the following: disease prevention, diagnosis, risk, treatment, prognosis and health care.
  • Basic science research in the areas of biomaterials, cell biology, developmental biology, microbiology and molecular biology is available.

Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Aleksejuniene, Jolanta Theory-based behavioural management, Evidence-based Practice, Caries risk assessment, ePortfolio learning, Oral Epidemiology
Almeida, Fernanda Sleep and Sleep Disorders; oral appliances for snoring and sleep apnea; sleep apnea; diagnosis; edentulism; craniofacial characteristics in sleep apnea
Bromme, Dieter Lysosomal proteases, centre for blood research
Brondani, Mario Community Health / Public Health; Dental Health; Social Determinants of Health; Health Policies; Quality of Life and Aging; Adult Education and Continuing Education; Epidemiology; Dental Public Health; Health Policy; Dental Education; Dental Geriatrics; Access to care; Qualitative research; Epidemiological data
Bryant, S Prosthodontics, Geriatrics, Patient-based assessments, Oral implants, Jawbone densitometry
Carvalho, Rick Other health sciences, n.e.c.; Biomaterials; materials interfaces; bonding to hard tissues; materials development
Coil, Jeffrey Martin Pulp Biology, Endodontic Materials
Donnelly, Leeann Oral Malodor, Special Care Populations, Community Oral Health Education and Program Development
Ford, Nancy Medical physics; Medical biotechnology diagnostics (including biosensors); Dental materials and equipment; micro-computed tomography; physiological gating; contrast agents; models of respiratory disease; image-based measurements; dental imaging; x-ray imaging
Haapasalo, Markus Novel strategies to eradicate oral biofilms
Hakkinen, Lari Cell Therapy; Cell Signaling; Connective Tissue; Wound Healing; Tissue regeneration; Fibroblasts, MSC; Extracellular matrix; Cell to cell communication; Oral mucosa and skin
Kim, Hugh platelet biochemistry
Larjava, Hannu Wound healing
Laronde, Denise Cancer; oral cancer screening; malignant transformation; early detection; oral premalignant lesions
MacDonald, David Systematic review, Diagnostic radiology, particularly of the Hong Kong Chinese
Macdougall, Mary molecular mechanisms associated with epithelial mesenchymal interactions, identification of critical signaling pathways, matrix formation and biomineralization
Mathu-Muju, Kavita Public Health Dentistry, Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Matthew, Ian Dental Education, biomaterials; implantology
Mostafa, Nesrine Digital dentistry; tissue engineering options for bone regeneration
Nguyen, Caroline Cancer patient treatment and rehabilitation outcomes; oral side effects of treatments and medications in cancer patients and the elderly
Overall, Christopher Mark Blood research, antiviral immunity
Pigozzo Manso, Adriana Dental adhesive interfaces; Resin dentin bond stability; Color shade in resin composite
Pliska, Benjamin Sleep and Sleep Disorders; Oro-Dental Disorders; Facial growth and development; sleep medicine
Poh, Catherine Optical Techniques and oral precancer management
Putnins, Edward Oro-Dental Disorders; Chronic mucosal inflammation; Monoamine oxidase Inhibitor development as anti-inflammatories
Richman, Joy Marion Embryonic Development; Cell Signaling; Congenital Anomalies; Growth Factors; Developmental biology; craniofacial development; Evo-Devo; reptilian tooth development; chicken embryo limb development; orofacial clefting
Ruse, N Dorin dental materials, adhesion, biocompatibility, amalgam, mercury, dental composites, Engineering, biomaterials, fracture mechanics, fatigue
Shen, Ya nickel-titanium instrument fracture mechanics, biofilms, dental materials and three-dimensional imaging in endodontics
Shuler, Charles Oral cancer and gene therapy
Tong, Nicholas Geriatric Dentistry, Hospital Dentistry
von Bergmann, HsingChi Ethics and Health; Science and Knowledge; Educational Approaches; Teaching and Learning Systems; Teaching; Education Systems; Decision Making; Scientific Awareness; Epistemology of Education; assessment; PBL; Teacher Beliefs & Identity; Online Teaching and Learning; Professionalism
Vora, Siddharth Oro-Dental Disorders; Craniofacial Biology; Developmental biology; Orthodontics; Cleft lip and/or palate; Tooth development
Wyatt, Christopher Dental disease prevention, oral health promotion
Yen, Edwin H Cellular and tissue response to orthodontic force systems
Zhang, Lewei Genetics
Zou, Bingshuang Stomatology; TMJ related diseases; Orthodontics; craniofacial development; Cephalometry; Craniomandibular disorders; Facial anomalies; Craniofacial surgery; Digital radiography; Maxillofacial abnormalities; Craniofacial abnormalities; Orthognathic surgery


Iris Lin

Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science (PhD)