The Department of Maxillofacial Surgery provides residency training in the following areas:
- Oral surgery residency following the completion of the study programme “Odontology”.
- Maxillofacial surgery residency following the completion of the study programme in Medicine.
During their doctoral studies, the PhD students enhance their theoretical knowledge in maxillofacial surgery whilst engaging in research activities.
The research topic of the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery is the optimisation of diagnostic and therapeutic methods for maxillofacial conditions, biomaterials, regenerative medicine, and health technologies. The head of the research topic is Prof. habil. Dr. Ričardas Kubilius.
The following research projects are conducted at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery:
- Evaluation of alveolar process and buccal cortical plate resorption relative to different alveolar fillings such as xenogeneic and allogeneic bone grafts and PRGF.
- Exploration of the potential of tissue engineering for bone tissue regeneration.
- Development of a novel pathogenetic approach for integrated treatment of progressive peri-implant tissue inflammation.
- Immediate implant placement following tooth extraction in the aesthetic zone: alveolar morphology-based techniques and aesthetic evaluation.
- Development of a state-of-the-art tool for the measurement of alveolar buccal cortical plate width.
- Qualitative assessment of the jawbone structure and bioengineering solutions for jawbone defect repair.
- Anatomical analysis of maxillary sinus and adjacent tissues following the loss of one or multiple teeth.
- The effect of pre-emptive analgesia in diverse psycho-emotional patient groups during third molar extractions.
- Bisphosphonate-induced jaw osteonecrosis: strategies to optimise treatment and prophylaxis methods.
- Diagnosing and differentiating facial pain.
- Employing PRGF in the treatment of patients suffering from myofascial syndrome in the facial area.
- Immune responses to different types of bone grafts.
Project in association with UAB Baltic Orthoservice: Contract for the Provision of Research Services, led by Prof. Habil. Dr. Ričardas Kubilius.
The Department of Maxillofacial Surgery collaborates with Kaunas University of Technology, Vilnius University, Rīga Stradiņš (Latvia), Tartu (Estonia), Oulu (Finland), Hacettepe (Turkey), Granada (Spain), Michigan (the U.S.), and Porto (Portugal) universities.