Our research mission is to contribute to the science of oral and maxillofacial surgery by integration of research into our practice and training. 

We currently have many exciting projects involving graduate students, undergraduate students as well as our clinical trainees.  These projects are a product of collaborations across several different fields and specialties, resulting in interdisciplinary teams focused on improving outcomes for our patients. 

Research Publications


Hashemi S, Psutka D. TMJ Ankylosis. Clinical Review of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In Print.

Hashemi S, Psutka D. Internal derangement of the Temporomandibular Joint. Clinical Review of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In Print.

Hashemi S, Psutka D, Caminiti M. Preoperative Internal Maxillary Artery Embolization in the Prevention of Severe Hemorrhage During Total Joint Replacement Surgery. American Society of TMJ Surgeons; Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Florida. 2023 Feb

“Palatal Pathology” Chapter 55, in Atlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Second Edition.


Le J, Gigliotti J, Sayre KS, Morlandt AB, Ying YY. Supplemental Regional Block Anesthesia Reduces Opioid Utilization Following Free Flap Reconstruction of the Oral Cavity: A Prospective, Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2023 Feb;81(2):140-149.

Idrissi Janati, I. Karp, D. Von Renteln, M. Bouin, Y. Liu, S D. Tran, E. Emami. (2022). Investigation of Fusobacterium Nucleatum in saliva and colorectal mucosa: a pilot study. Scientific Reports, 12(1):5622.

Idrissi Janati, I. Karp, J‑F Latulippe, P. Charlebois, E. Emami. (2022). Periodontal disease as a risk factor for sporadic colorectal cancer: results from COLDENT study. Cancer Causes Control, 33(3):463-472.

H. Morsi, M. Golizeh, N. Brosseau, A. Idrissi Janati, E. Emami, M. Ndao, S D. Tran. (2022). Detection of Fusobacterium nucleatum subspecies in the saliva of pre-colorectal cancer patients, using tandem mass spectrometry. Archives of Oral Biology, 134 (2022)-105337.


A.M. AlAli. Surgical Wire Twisting Tool (USA). United States Patent and Trademark Office Grant. Surgical wire twisting tool, US11083510B1, filed Apr 19, 2021, and published Aug 10, 2021.

A.M. AlAli, T.H. AlAnzi. Inferior alveolar nerve damage secondary to orthodontic treatment: A systematic scoping review. The International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine

A.M. AlAli, H.H.H. Ibrahim, A. Algharib, F. Alsaad, B. Rajab. Characteristics of pediatric maxillofacial fractures in Kuwait: A single- center retrospective study. Dental Traumatology

A.M. AlAli, H. Nazar. Preferences, perception, and impact of using dental social media in Kuwait. Kuwait Medical Journal press/2894/download

M. Abdulwahab, M. Kamal, A.M. AlAli, Y.M. Husain, M. Safar. Knowledge and Perceptions of COVID-19 Among Health Care Professionals, Medical Students, and Dental Students in the GCC Region: A Cross-Sectional Correlational Study. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare

M. Abdulwahab, M. Kamal, A.M. AlAli. Assessment of Nitrous Oxide Inhalation Sedation Module in Kuwait: A Survey on Undergraduate Dental Training Curriculum. Advances in Medical Education and Practice

Baabdullah R, Gigliotti J, Makhoul N, Jung S. Desmoid fibromatosis of the maxillofacial region: A case report and review of the literature. Oral Surgery. 2021.

Hashemi S, Ferraz Dos Santos B, Chiasson G. Does the Transversus Abdominis Plane Block Reduce Morbidity Following Iliac Crest Bone Harvest in Pediatric Patients With Alveolar Clefts? Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2021 Nov.

Gigliotti J, Ying Y, Redden D, Kase M, Morlandt AB. Fasciocutaneous Flaps for Refractory Intermediate Stage Osteoradionecrosis of the Mandible—Is It Time for a Shift in Management? J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2021;79:1156-1167.

Le JM, Morlandt AB, Gigliotti J, Park EP, Greene BJ, Ying YP. Complications in oncologic mandible reconstruction: A comparative study between the osteocutaneous radial forearm and fibula free flap. Microsurgery. 2021;1-10.

Le JM, Gigliotti J, Ying Y, Kase MT, Morlandt AB. Computer-Assisted Microvascular Free Flap Reconstruction and Implant Rehabilitation of the Maxilla—Treatment of a Rare Post-orthognathic Complication J. Maxillofac. Oral Surg 2021.

Park EP, Minh Le J, Gigliotti J, Feinstein J, Ying YP, Morlandt AB. Does Supplemental Regional Anesthesia Decrease Length of Stay and Opioid Use for Patients Undergoing Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstruction? J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2021; 79:712-721


Gigliotti J, Ying Y, Morlandt AB. Titanium alloy cutting guides in craniomaxillofacial surgery- a minimally invasive alternative to synthetic polymer guides. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2020;78:2080-2089.

A.M. AlAli, T. Walsh, M. Maranzano. CYFRA 21-1 and MMP-9 as salivary biomarkers for the detection of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC): A systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

A.M. AlAli, H. Dashti, Y. Al-Yahya, H. Ali. A report of two atypical genetic cases of cherubism: Reduced penetrance and sporadic occurrence. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology.

Hussein H.H. Ibrahim, A.M. AlAli, P. Schütz, B. Rajab. Transantral approach for surgical removal of impacted maxillary second premolar located in trifurcation of molar roots: A case report - Oral Surgery.

Farsi NJ, Merdad Y, Mirdad M, Batweel O, Badri R, Alrefai H, Alshahrani S, Tayeb R, Farsi J. Oral Health Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Among University Students in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Clin Cosmet Investig Dent. 2020;12:515-523

Idrissi Janati, I. Karp, C. Laprise, H. Sabri, E. Emami. (2020). Detection of Fusobacterium nucleatum in feces and colorectal mucosa as a risk factor for colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic Reviews, 9(1):276.


Idrissi Janati, I. Karp, Hisham Sabri, E. Emami. (2019). Is Fusobacterium nucleatum infection in the colon a risk factor for colorectal cancer? A systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Systematic Reviews, 8(1):114.

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