dr. C.M. (Caroline) Speksnijder

dr. C.M. (Caroline) Speksnijder

Associate Professor
dr. C.M. (Caroline) Speksnijder
  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics and Special Dental Care
  • Department of Head and Neck Oncology

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer



In 1998 Caroline Speksnijder obtained her degree in Physical Therapy at Rotterdam University, her MSc degree of Human Movement Sciences as well as Epidemiology at Maastricht University in 2002, and her MMPT degree of Orofacial Physical Therapy in 2008. In May 2011 Caroline obtained her PhD on her thesis ‘Function after oral oncological intervention, reconstruction and rehabilitation’ at the University of Utrecht (UU). From that time she works as a senior researcher at UMC Utrecht and Radboudumc Nijmegen.

The focus of her research is on head and neck cancer, functioning of head and neck, and physical therapy. She develops a new augmented reality training to study orofacial motor control and is leader of international development of Patient Reported Outcome Measurements in the Head and Neck area. Caroline’s teaching experience includes courses in epidemiology as well as physical therapy.

Research Output (80)

Clinically Established Temporomandibular Involvement in Adults With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

de Sonnaville Willemijn F C, Speksnijder Caroline M, Zuithoff Nicolaas P A, Heijstek Marloes W, Wulffraat Nico M, Steenks Michel H, Rosenberg Antoine J W P 1 Jul 2023, In: The Journal of rheumatology. 50 , p. 1462-1470 9 p.

Neck and Shoulder Morbidity in Patients with Oral Cancer and Clinically Negative Node Neck Status:A Comparison between the Elective Neck Dissection and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Strategies

van Hinte Gerben, Withagen Koen P A, de Bree Remco, Speksnijder Caroline M 16 Dec 2022, In: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland). 10 , p. 1-12

The performance of two-implant overdentures in the atrophic maxilla:a case series with 1-year follow-up

Onclin Pieter, Speksnijder Caroline M, Meijer Henny J A, Vissink Arjan, Raghoebar Gerry M 9 Dec 2022, In: International journal of implant dentistry. 8

Creating Three-Dimensional Templates of Smiling and Pouting Faces for Different Sex- and Age Groups

Schutte Hilde, Muradin Marvick S M, Bielevelt Freek, Ten Harkel Timen C, Speksnijder Caroline M, Rosenberg Antoine J W P 2 Dec 2022, In: Journal of Clinical medicine. 11 , p. 1-17

Reliability of 3D Stereophotogrammetry for Measuring Postoperative Facial Swelling

Buitenhuis Margje B, Klijn Reinoud J, Rosenberg Antoine J W P, Speksnijder Caroline M Dec 2022, In: Journal of Clinical medicine. 11 , p. 1-12

Challenging the silent temporomandibular joint paradigm in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

de Sonnaville Willemijn F C, Steenks Michel H, Speksnijder Caroline M, Wulffraat Nico M, Rosenberg Antoine J W P Dec 2022, In: Pediatric Rheumatology. 20 , p. 1-2

Effectiveness of remote physiotherapeutic e-Health interventions on pain in patients with musculoskeletal disorders:a systematic review

Toonders Suze A J, van der Meer Hedwig A, van Bruxvoort Thijs, Veenhof Cindy, Speksnijder Caroline M 12 Nov 2022, In: Disability and Rehabilitation. 45 , p. 3620-3638 19 p.

Mastication in health-related quality of life in patients treated for oral cancer:A systematic review

Vermaire Jorine A, Partoredjo Abbergayle S K, de Groot Reilly J, Brand Henk S, Speksnijder Caroline M 14 Oct 2022, In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 31 , p. 1-19

Feasibility of a supervised and home-based tailored exercise intervention in head and neck cancer patients during chemoradiotherapy

Kok Annemieke, Passchier Ellen, May Anne M, van den Brekel Michiel W M, Jager-Wittenaar Harriët, Veenhof Cindy, de Bree Remco, Stuiver Martijn M, Speksnijder Caroline M 11 Aug 2022, In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 31

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