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Craniofacial Biology

Welcome to the Craniofacial Biology website.

The Craniofacial Biology Research Group is involved in several areas of research activity, including craniofacial genetics and development, tooth emergence and oral health, tooth wear, and masticatory anatomy.  Analyses based on a large collection of records of Australian twins and their families obtained over the past 30 years is enabling us to elucidate the contributions of genetic, epigenetic and environmental influences to variation in facial and dental features.  Clinical and experimental studies of tooth wear are clarifying how processes such as corrosion, abrasion, attrition and abfraction can lead to loss of tooth structure. Apart from collaborations with colleagues in Australia, our group is actively working with other research groups in the UK, Finland and Japan and is actively involved as part of the International Collaborating Network in Oro-facial Genetics and Development.

The Craniofacial Biology Research Group is a member of the Centre for Oro-facial Research and Learning (CORAL), a recognised research centre in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide and is also part of the NH&MRC's Centre of Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) in Oral Health.