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John Randall Zuniga, DMD $$

Pediatric Oral Surgeon

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

Education and Training

Medical School
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (1978)
Strong Mem Hosp Univ of Rochester (1986), Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Strong Mem Hosp Univ of Rochester (1979), Dentistry
Graduate School
Univ of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1985)
Board Certification
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Research Interests

    • Dr. Zuniga's research interests are chronic and acute orofacial pain and trigeminal neurosensory disorders, including understanding sensory function and dysfunction and their response to surgical and nonsurgical treatments.

    Recent Clinical Trials

    • Benefits of processed nerve allograft on jaw reconstruction
  • Publications

    • Effect of facial sensory retraining on sensory thresholds, Essick G, Phillips C, Zuniga JR Journal of Dental Research 2007 86 571-575
    • Chemosensory and somatosensory regeneration after lingual nerve repair in humans, Zuniga JR, Chen M, Phillips C Journal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1997 55 2-13
    • Research Summitt: At the forefront of innovation, Cunningham L, Dodson T, Feinberg S, Le A, Wohlford M, Zuniga J Journal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2008 66 215-222
    • The analgesic safety and efficacy of intra-articular morphine and mepivacaine following temporomandibular joint arthroplasty, Zuniga JR, Ibanez C, Kozacko M Journal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2007 65 1477-1485
  • Professional Activities

    • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • Voting member of the dental products panel for the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health
  • Awards and Honors

    • William J. Gies Award in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the Advancement of Dentistry - merit award in oral and maxillofacial surgery (2012)
    • William J. Gies Award for Clinical Research - annual award for publication recognition in Journal of Dental Research (2008)
    • US FDA Advisory Committee Service Award - distinguished service recognition (2006)
    • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Research Recognition Award - merit in oral and maxillofacial surgery research (2002)
    • Daniel M. Laskin Award for Most Outstanding Publication - annual award for publication recognition (1998)
    • Buonocore Research Award - merit in oral and maxillofacial surgery research (1985)

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