Unit leader

Nigel Johnson


Martin Batstone

Nicholas Beech

Current students and projects

Elizabeth Goh - MPhil - "Evolving trends in the surgical management of maxillofacial trauma"

Cheryl Chen - MPhil - "Updated prospective epidemiological study for odontogenic and non-odontogenic lesions of the maxilla and mandible in Queensland"

Darius Khadembaschi - MPhil - “Outcomes of osseointegrated implants in head and neck cancer patients”

Mr Timothy Liu - PhD - “The utility of radiotherapy in intermediate risk oral cavity SCC.”

Mr Joshua Russell - Mphil - “Donor site morbidity in composite free flaps of the head and neck”

Affiliated Research Projects: Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry Students at UQ

Dr Anthony Puljich (DClinDent – Perio) - Bio-Oss Collagen and the periodontal attachment benefits following mandibular third molar extraction

Dr Tapiwa Gwengo (DClinDent – Ortho) - Tooth Bleaching during orthodontic treatment

Other Affiliated Research Projects

Isolation of stem/progenitor cells from redundant oral tissues and investigating their interaction with polymeric/ceramic/metallic biomaterials

Completed projects

Dr A. Crombie:  Chemoradiotherapy for Oral Cavity Cancer.  Completed Masters of Philosophy 2013.

Dr N. Johnson.  A prospective study of intrabony lesions of the jaws. Completed Masters of Philosophy.  2012.

Dr N. Beech. (MPhil) The impact of dental extractions on Osteoradionecrosis and quality of life in irradiated head and neck cancer patients.  Completed Jan 2017

Dr M Hurrell. (PhD)  The impact of treatment delay on outcome in facial trauma.  Completed Dec 2019

Dr Kelsey Moore (PhD) Patient perception of survivorship following head and neck cancer.  Completed Jan 2017

Mr Benjamin Fu (MPhil)  CT scanning in odontogenic infections of the head and neck. Completed 2020.

Craniomaxillofacial Trauma

Temporomandibular Joint

Benign Maxillofacial Pathology

Oral Oncology and Reconstruction

Goh EZ, Beech N, Johnson NR. Traumatic maxillofacial and brain injuries: A systematic review. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Accepted 13/10/2020

Johnson NR, Roberts M. Frontal Sinus Fracture Management: A systematic review and bias-adjusted meta-analysis. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijom.2020.06

Johnson NR, Singh NR, Oztel M, Venkatesh V, Rahmel B, Ramalingam L. Ophthalmological injuries associated with fractures of the orbitozygomaticomaxillary complex. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2018 56(3):221-226. DOI: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2018.02.009

Johnson NR, Roberts M, Doi S, Batstone M. Total Temporomandibular Joint Replacement Prostheses: A systematic review and bias-adjusted meta-analysis.