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Oral-Facial Pain - Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)

ROBERT S. GLICKMAN, DMD
Professor and Chair, Mecca Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

EXPERTISE:
Surgery for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Vice Chair, Internal Review Board, NYU School of Medicine.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
"Treatment Algorithms for TMJ Disorders." Greater New York Dental Meeting (2007).

"The Temporomandibular Joint." Current Therapy in Plastic Surgery (2006).

"Interdisciplinary Problem Solving in Cranio-Maxillofacial and Neurologic Surgery." Advanced Cranio-Maxillofacial Forum (2005).


MARCI H. LEVINE, DMD, MD
Clinical Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at NYU College of Dentistry; attending surgeon at the NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center

EXPERTISE:
A skilled surgeon specializing in the surgical correction of dentofacial deformities, such as underbites, overbites and asymmetries of the jaws, and the management of temporomandibular joint disease (TMD/TMJ); practitioner in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including treatment planning and placing of dental implants, surgically extracting wisdom teeth, and using intravenous conscious sedation for oral surgery patients.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
DMD degree cum laude from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine; MD degree from the Harvard Medical School; completed a six-year residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and an advanced fellowship in the surgical correction of dentofacial deformities at Lenox Hill Hospital; a candidate for board certification and a member of the Board of Directors of the New York County Dental Society.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Modification of a Distraction Device: A Technical Note.” Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2008).

“Sexual Dimorphism and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD).” Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America (2007).

“Factors Associated with Inferior Alveolar Nerve Position.” Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2007).


COSMO V. DESTENO, DMD, PhD
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Prosthodontics

EXPERTISE:
Implant dentistry; prosthodontics; temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD)

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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Former COO, New Jersey Dental School-Center for Dental and Oral Health and Dental Implant Center; former Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; Associate Dean for Extramural Affairs; and Vice Dean, all at New Jersey Dental School; Past President of the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation and of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
Book Review: “Oral Rehabilitation” by S. Hobo and H. Takayama. Quintessence Publishing Co., Quintessence Magazine 1997

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“Management of the Acute TMJ Emergency.” Clinical Preventive Dentistry (1988)

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DAVID SIROIS, DMD, PhD
Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine; Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

EXPERTISE:
Diagnosing and treating chronic facial pain; burning mouth syndrome; dry mouth; oral-mucosal lesions; temporomandibular disorders; trigeminal neuralgia

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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, NYU College of Dentistry; co-organizer regional conferences entitled “End the Pain,” focusing on chronic facial pain, in collaboration with the Trigeminal Association of America

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Pharmacology for Oral Medicine.” In Burket’s Oral Medicine, 11th ed. Eds: M.S. Greenberg, M. Glick, and J.A. Ship. BC Decker, Inc., 2008

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“Neuromuscular Diseases.” In Burket’s Oral Medicine, 11th ed. Eds: M.S. Greenberg, M. Glick, and J.A. Ship. BC Decker, Inc., 2008

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“Medical Therapy for Trigeminal Neuralgia in Dentistry.” Trigeminal Neuralgia (2008)

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“Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Facial Pain.” In Head, Face, and Neck Pain: Science, Evaluation and Management. Eds: N.R. Mehta, G.E. Maloney, D.S. Bana, and S.J. Scrivani. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009

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“Assessing Bruxism (Tooth Grinding).” Journal of the American Dental Association (2005)

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KAREN G. RAPHAEL, MA, MS, PhD
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

EXPERTISE:
Psychosocial and psychiatric factors in musculoskeletal pain, including temporomandibular disorders and fibromyalgia; bruxism; epidemiology of orofacial pain.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Trained as a psychologist and epidemiologist; internationally respected authority on orofacial pain and psychosocial factors in pain; NIH-funded investigator for more than 25 years; prolific scientist and author, contributing to more than 65 publications in the biomedical literature.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
"Familial Aggregation of Depression in Fibromyalgia: A Community-based Test of Alternate Hypotheses." Pain (2004).

"Is Bruxism Severity a Predictor of Oral Splint Efficacy in Patients with Myofascial Face Pain?" Journal of Oral Rehabilitation (2003).

"A Community-based Survey of Fibromyalgia-like Pain Complaints Following the World Trade Center Terrorist Attacks." Pain (2002).

"Childhood Victimization and Pain in Adulthood: A Prospective Investigation." Pain (2001).


MARCELA ROMERO REYES, DDS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

EXPERTISE: Orofacial pain; headache research.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

Formerly a Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurosciences in the Headache Research and Treatment Program of the University of California at Los Angeles; recipient of the inaugural Thomas E. Heftler Migraine Research Award, presented by the Migraine Research Foundation and the American Headache Society for her innovative proposal to investigate whether a treatment for migraine headaches can also be used to manage oral facial pain disorders.

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