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Dr. Aurelio Alonso


DDS, University of Ribeirao Preto School of Dentistry, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
Certificate in Prosthodontics, Sao Paulo State University, Araraquara, Brazil
Fellowship in Orofacial Pain, UMDNJ New Jersey Dental School, Newark, NJ
Certificate in TMD and Orofacial Pain, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
MS, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
PhD in Oral Biology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Fellowship in Oral Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Teaching and Research Interests:

Prosthodontics, Temporomandibular Disorders, Orofacial Pain, Sleep Disorders, Headaches, Magnetoencephalography, Quantitative Sensory Testing

Academic and Professional Activities

American Academy of Orofacial Pain
American Academy of Orofacial Pain, Sleep Medicine Committee
American Board of Orofacial Pain, Written Examination Committee
International Association for Study of Pain
International Association for Dental Research


Alonso AA, Koutlas IG, Leuthold AC, Lewis S, Georgopoulos AP. Cortical processing of facial tactile stimuli in temporomandibular disorder (TMD) as revealed by magnetoencephalography (MEG). Exp Brain Res (2010) 204:33–45.

A Alonso, Kaimal S, Look J, Swift J, Fricton J, Myer S, Kehl L. A Quantitative Evaluation of Inflammatory Cells in Human Temporomandibular Joint Tissues from Patients with and without Implants. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Apr;67(4):788-96.

Karageorgiou E, Koutlas IG, Alonso AA, Leuthold AC, Lewis SM, Georgopoulos AP. Cortical processing of tactile stimuli applied in quick succession across the fingertips: temporal evolution of dipole sources revealed by magnetoencephalography. Exp Brain Res. 2008 Aug;189(3):311-21.

Nixdorf DR, Velly AM, Alonso AA. Neurovascular pains: implications of migraine for the oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2008 May;20(2):221-35, vi-vii. Edited by Ramesh Balasubramaniam and Gary D. Klasser.

Georgopoulos AP, Karageorgiou E, Leuthold AC, Lewis SM, Lynch JK, Alonso AA, Aslam Z, Carpenter AF, Georgopoulos A, Hemmy LS, Koutlas IG, Langheim FJ, McCarten JR, McPherson SE, Pardo JV, Pardo PJ, Parry GJ, Rottunda SJ, Segal BM, Sponheim SR, Stanwyck JJ, Stephane M, Westermeyer JJ.. Synchronous neural interactions assessed by magnetoencephalography: a functional biomarker for brain disorders J Neural Eng. 2007 Dec;4(4):349-55.

Alonso AA, Nixdorf DR. Case series of four different headache types presenting as tooth pain. J Endod. 2006 Nov;32(11):1110-3.

Dr. Aurelio Alonso

Dr. Aurelio Alonso

Assistant Professor, Department of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain


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