About Us

We do pioneering laboratory and clinical research to advance the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired deformities and diseases of the face and jaws.
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Innovative Research

Distraction osteogenesis
A giant leap in craniofacial and orthognathic surgery through small steps

Minimally invasive surgery
Replacing conventional maximally invasive facial surgery with specially-crafted tools

Tissue engineering
Mass General reported the first example of a successfully engineered mandibular condyle using autologous mesenchymal stem cells

Giant cell tumors of the jaws
We continue to enroll patients in a study of antiangiogenic therapy with interferon
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In The News

On the Front Lines
Mass General surgeons help a 7-year old Maine girl battle facial fibrous dysplasia.
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Mass General surgeons Drs. Leonard Kaban and Maria Troulis demonstrate minimally invasive techniques in jaw surgery.
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Patient Experience

From Research to Reality
Many of the latest techniques in oral and maxillofacial surgery are available only at Mass General. SBRC researchers practice the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery at our Department’s OMS Care Center.
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Contact Us:

Skeletal Biology
Research Center

Dept of OMS
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: (617) 726-8222
Fax: (617) 726-2814