Fréderic Van der Cruyssen is a PhD candidate at OMFS-IMPATH research group under promotorship of Prof. dr. Constantinus Politis, Prof. dr. Reinhilde Jacobs and Prof. dr. Tara Renton (Oral Surgery, King’s College, Londen, UK). He received his Medical Degree from the Catholic University of Leuven in June 2017 with a Master’s thesis on trigeminal nerve physiology. Currently he is an oral and maxillofacial trainee at the University Hospitals Leuven. His research is focused on traumatic trigeminal nerve injuries.

Some of his current projects are:

  • Development and validation of magnetic resonance neurography to visualize peripheral trigeminal nerve anatomy and trauma
  • Improving current diagnostic methods in assessing post-traumatic trigeminal neuropathy & implementing treatment protocols with attention for Quality of Life
  • Prediction of post-traumatic trigeminal neuropathy using multimodal factors
  • Costs and burden of disease in post-traumatic trigeminal neuropathy in Belgium
  • Orofacial quantitative sensory testing