Dr. Martin Osswald - BDS, MDent
Dr. Martin Osswald is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Alberta, and practices as a maxillofacial prosthodontist at the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM). He is also the director of the International Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Program at iRSM
Dr. Osswald is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he completed his undergraduate dental and postgraduate specialty training in prosthodontics. From 2003 to 2006, Dr. Osswald held concurrent positions as principal dentist with the Gauteng Department of Health, and prosthodontic registrar with the Department of Prosthodontics, School of Oral Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. On completion of his prosthodontic specialty training in 2006, he held a specialist prosthodontist consultant position at the University of the Witwatersrand and ran a private prosthodontic practice in Johannesburg, before joining the University of Alberta and iRSM in 2009.
His research activities have included the design of osseointegrated prostheses, associated material sciences, the relevant cost implications and digital technologies available. His current clinical and research interests are in the field of osseointegrated rehabilitation of maxillofacial defects, particularly in the surgical and functional reconstruction of the maxilla and mandible, utilizing advanced digital technologies in simulated digital surgical design pathways, for patient care. His research activities have expanded into the field of regenerative medicine and the development of customized functionalized scaffolds for replacement of structures in the head and neck.
Dr. Osswald is a keen cyclist and enjoys travelling.