Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Basic research is focused in the following topics: Osteogenic growth peptide (OGP) and its effect on bone is focused on the biosynthesis, binding proteins, receptor, intracellular signaling and therapeutic applications of a novel polypeptide hormone, OGP, discovered in the Bone Laboratory at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine. This growth peptide is being evacuated in experimental head injuries in mice and its effect on bone healing in experimental fractures in rats.

Clinical research is performed on the following topics: distraction osteogenesis (Elongation of jaw bones); the use of bone substitues for augmentation of alveolar ridges; the use of Er: YAG Laser in bone surgery; studies on neuropathic pain; dental implantology;Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and pathogenesis; the effect of orthognathic surgery on the TMJ; radiological evaluation of pediatric joint trauma.

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Contact Person Prof. Rephael Zeltzer, Head of Department
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