Function, Pain and Rehabilitation

Eating, swallowing, talking, breathing and moving the jaws without pain or discomfort is essential for our quality of life. We focus our research on how to maintain or obtain good orofacial function.

What We Do

We specialize in diagnostic methods to assess orofacial pain and functional limitations to understand the complex trigeminal system and the associated negative consequences for the individual and society. We study management of abnormal growth and rehabilitation of lost or compromised orofacial function with digital technologies, advanced orthopedic, surgical, prosthetic and orthodontic techniques.

Who We Are

We are 13 members bridging different disciplines within dentistry, oral health, medicine, and biomechanics. We form natural research collaboration with other medical and health services in Denmark and internationally.


Meet Associate Professor Lene Baad-Hansen

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What are the mechanisms behind chronic orofacial pain, and how do we map those mechanisms and sensory malfunctions due to nerve injuries or temporomandibular disorders?

Meet Associate Professor Peter Stoustrup

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How can we optimise diagnosis and treatment in order to improve outcome and impact on general quality of life for people suffering from abnormal facial growth and deformities?

Strategic Research Coordinator

Associate Professor

Email: lene.hansen@dent.au.dk 
Phone: +45 51 40 19 84

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