Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialty including the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of the oral and maxillofacial region. The department provides teaching on graduate as well as postgraduate levels. 

Contact information

University of Turku, Institute of Dentistry, Lemminkäisenkatu 2, FI-20520 Turku, Finland

Office Assistant Sari Heikkilä



Professor and Chair Hanna Thorén
University Teacher, DDS Meira Lääveri
Teacher (part-time), DDS Aaro Turunen
Teacher (part-time), PhD Tuija Teerijoki-Oksa

Docent (Adjunct Professor) Tero Soukka


The main research projects include facial traumatology and deformities, facial pain, severe dental infections and tumors of the jaws.