The Melbourne Research Unit for Facial Disorders (MRUFD) comprises a group of orofacial clinicians and researchers with a common vision that translational research holds much promise for our field of healthcare.

Our primary aim is to improve the health and well-being of children who are afflicted with facial disorders (i.e. oral, dental and craniofacial problems).


Founded in 2000, the MRUFD continues to develop a translational research network with unparalleled scope in the orofacial arena. Building on existing strengths, most attention has been directed at problems associated with children's facial bones and teeth.


The D3 Grou
The D3 Groupp is an MRUFD initiative aimed at better understanding and care of people with Developmental Dental Defects. Education at multiple levels, including children and families, is a key focus. 

For more information about the Melbourne Research Unit for Facial Disorders and to find out how your donation will support our programs, please click here to visit our website.

You can also contact our co-directors Andrew Heggie andrew.heggie@rch.org.au or Mike Hubbard mike.hubbard@unimelb.edu.au via email.

The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Melbourne

The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents.

The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.
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