Book Index

  • Published and linked

  • In press

  • In progress


Orofacial Pain

Are we sure to know everything?

  • 6° Clinical case: Neuroblastoma in Orofacial pain

    • Revolutionary Science

    • Kuhnian revolutions in neuroscience: the role of tool development

    • Diagnostic Delay and Its Predictors in Cluster Headache

Logic language in masticatory system. Part 4: Decryption of verbal language​​


Emergence of anomalies

Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC)

  • Sensitivity, Specificity and Predictive Values

  • Advantages and limitations of the RDC​

Masticatory cycles

  • Jaw opening width

  • Speed of mandibular movement

  • Complexity of chewing kinematics

Temporomandibular Joint

  • Computerized Tomography of the TMJ

  • Magnetic resonance imaging of the TMJ


Mandibular kinematic replicator

  • Advantages and limits of pantography reproducibility Index

  • Advantages and limits of axiography

  • Advantages and limits of the electrognatography

Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation

  • Free way space before stimulation

  • Free way space after stimulation

  • Closing trajectory from TENS



  • Interferential EMG

  • EMG at rest position

  • Quantitative analysis of the EMG 

    • Fourier transform

    • Wavelett

Conclusions to the Paradigm crisis chapter

  • Incompleteness in the 'Research Diagnostic Criteria'

  • Need for a new paradigm


Paradigm shift


Connectivity and Complex Systems

  • Definition of the Fundamental Unit

  • Structural and functional connectivity Separation

  • Understanding of "Emergent Behavior"

  • Connectivity measurement

System Inference vs Symptom Inference

  • System Stochasticity

  • Markov chains

  • Inference of nonlinear Markov processes

  • Understanding of Network nodes


Masticatory Neurophysiology 

  • Center of the Masticatory Pattern

  • Mesencephalic mechanisms

  • Trigeminal Motor nucleus




Sensory network

  • Proprioceptive mechanisms

    • Neuromuscular spindles

    • Sensory mechanisms from the depressor muscles

    • Golgi Tendon Organs

  • Role of impulses from the neck muscles

  • Periodontal and Oral Sensory Factors

  • Pharyngeal sensory factors

  • Reflex of mandibular closure

  • Sensory factors of the TMJ

Electrophysiological overall view of the Masticatory System

  • Overall view of the Masticatory System

  • Trigeminal electrophysiological segmentation

    • ​Electric Motors Evoked Potentials

    • Magnetic Motors Evoked Potentials

    • Jaw jerk reflex

    • M-wave

    • Masseteric Mechanical Silent Period

    • Masseteric Electric Silent Period

    • Masseteric Laser Silent Period

    • Recovery Cycle of Masseteric Inhibitory reflex



Trigeminal System Connectivity

  • Definition of the Fundamental Unit​​

  • Separation of structural and functional connectivity

New neurophysiological paradigm in masticatory rehabilitations

  • Prosthetics

  • Implantoprosthetics

  • Othodontics

  • Orthognatics