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Oral and maxillofacial surgery research group

The oral and maxillofacial surgery research group is based within the Health Sciences research theme at Manchester.


NameJob titleEmail address
Paul Coulthard* Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Julian Yates* Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Omolade Femi-Ajao Research Associate
Verena Toedtling Academic Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Oral Surgery   

* Postgraduate research supervisors

About our research

Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) is surgery to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. The control of patient pain and anxiety is fundamental to the practice of dentistry, OMFS and other types of surgery.

Current research interests include:

  • prevention/management of postoperative pain;
  • removal of third molars;
  • prevention of domestic violence;
  • aetiology of neuropathic pain;
  • methods of enhancing axonal regeneration within the trigeminal system.

Current postgraduate research students

  • Richard Brookshaw
  • Evgeny Kushnerev
  • Sarra Jawad