Oral Medicine & Pathology Research Group

Enhancing patient care in the field of oral diseases

The aim of the “Oral Medicine & Pathology” research group is to promote research in the field of oral diseases covering their clinical and pathological research aspects. The ultimate goal is to enhance patient’s standard of care in the field of oral diseases. Our strategic philosophy is to equip our students with transferable research skills that would enable them to excel in their professional career. Our group members are nationally and internationally reputed for their outstanding contribution to the recent advances in the field of oral diseases.

Research Program Lead: Dr Omar Kujan

 

Research areas

  • Oral potentially malignant disorders
  • Oral cancer
  • Orofacial pain
  • Salivary gland diseases
  • Clinical care and education in the field of oral medicine and pathology
  • Molecular pathology and genetics of oral carcinogenesis
  • Oral mucosal lesions
  • Odontogenic tumours

Funding

This program has been funded by grants from state and national organisations.

  • National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Australian Dental Research Foundation
  • Colgate Industrial Partnership

Current Research Projects

  • Efficacy of oral brush liquid-based cytology in the diagnosis of oral mucosal lesions
  • Development and application of 3D organoid models for the investigation of oral carcinogenesis
  • The potential malignancy of oral lichen planus
  • Diagnostic and predictive biomarkers of oral potentially malignant disorders
  • Chronic disease comorbidity in patients with oral leukoplakia
  • Oral health and systemic diseases
  • Orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders 
  • Dental education with focus on oral medicine and pathology education

Collaborators

  • Dr Ali Syed Khurram, Unit of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • Emeritus Prof Paul Speight, Unit of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • Prof Mario Pérez-Sayáns, Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Implantology Unit- Faculty of Medicine and Odontology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Industry partners

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Contact Program Lead Dr Omar Kujan