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Richard                        Ohrbach

Richard Ohrbach 

Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Clinical Psychology; Temporomandibular Disorders

 

Education and Training:
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavioral Epidemiology, University of Washington, , Dept. of Dental Public Health Sciences, School of Dentistry (1997)
  • Internship, Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, Department Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine (1996)
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo (1996)
  • Fellowship, University at Buffalo (1994)
  • Fellowship, Meikai University (1989)
  • MS, Oral Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine (1989)
  • Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, Los Angeles (1986)
  • Fellowship, Division of Gnathology and Occlusion, University of California, Los Angeles (1986)
  • DDS, Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1977)
  • BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1974)
Employment:
  • Associate Professor with Tenure, Oral Diagnostic Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (2000-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Oral Diagnostic Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1997–2000)
  • Research Associate Professor, Oral Diagnostic Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1995–1997)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1989–1995)
  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Oral Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (1988–1989)
  • Major, USAF Dental Corps, USAF, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1982–1985)
  • Captain, USAF Dental Corps, USAF, Yokota AB, Japan (1977–1982)
Awards and Honors:
  • Recipient of Visiting Scientist Programme at Malmo University (2011)
  • Inducted into Omicron Kappa upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society (2011)
  • Recipient of Visiting Scientist Programme at Malmo University (2010)
  • Recipient of Visiting Scientist Programme Malmo University (2009)
  • Recipient of Visiting Scientist Programme at Malmo University (2007)
  • Sustained Achievement Award for Scholars, Inventors, and Entrepreneurs (2004)
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 6th Edition (2003)
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 5th Edition (2001)
  • National Research Service Award, NIDR, NIH, 1996-1997 (1996)
  • International Who's Who in Medicine, 2nd Edition (1995)
  • National Research Service Award, NIDR, NIH, 1994-1995 (1994)
  • Who‘s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1992 & 1993 (1992)
  • Physician Scientist Award, National Institutes of Dental Research, NIH (1989)
  • American Association for Dental Research Bloc Travel Grant, Dublin, Ireland (1989)
  • Young Investigator Travel Award, American Pain Society (1988)
  • National Research Service Award, NIDR, NIH, 1986-1989 (1986)
  • USAF Commendation Medal (1985)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • August 2012–December 2017
    Genetic and Psychosocial Influences on Transition to Chronic TMD and Related Pain (OPPERA2)
    NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,167,772
  • July 2011–June 2016
    Joules, Genes, and Behaviors: a multifactorial assessment of TMD risk indicators.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,192,140
  • January 2011–December 2014
    TMJ Intra-Articular Disorders: Impact on Pain, Functioning and Disability.
    NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $665,000
  • July 2011–July 2013
    OPMQoL: an ontology for pain and related disability, mental health and quality of life.
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $781,119
  • July 2011–June 2013
    An ontology for pain-related disability: association with mental health and quality of life.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $518,975
  • January 2005–December 2012
    Risk Factors for Onset and Persistence of TMD
    National Institute ofHealth
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,997,894
  • September 2005–September 2012
    Orofacial Pain: Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment
    NIDCR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $19,100,000
  • March 2006–January 2009
    Effects of gender and TMD on mandibular mechanics
    NIDCR
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $496,044
  • July 2001–May 2008
    Research Diagnostic Criteria: Reliability and Validity
    NIDCR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,525,977
  • April 2000–March 2002
    International Collaborative Oral Health Research Planning Grant
    NIDCR
    Role: Contributor
  • January 1997–December 1999
    Effect of Oral Appliance Compared with Umulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) in Patients with a Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome - A Controlled Study.
    Folktandavarden, Landstinget i Ostergotlands Lan D10-16-9, Linkoping, Sweden
    Role: Contributor
  • September 1989–August 1994
    Psychophysiological Assessment of Stress in Chronic Pain
    NIDR
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $291,968
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Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:
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Abstracts:
  • Ohrbach R. Waking oral parafunctions: Significance, relevance to TMD, and future challenges. IADR. 2017.
  • Ohrbach R. Overlap of facial pain and pain elsewhere: anatomical location matters. IADR. 2017.
  • Bair E, Maixner W, Ohrbach R, Fillingim RB, Greenspan J, Diatchenko L, Slade GD. Cluster analysis reveals localized and centrally mediated facial pain subtypes. IADR. 2017.
  • Alharithy M, List TL, Ohrbach R, Michelotti A. Cross-cultural differences in types and beliefs about treatment in female patients with temporomandibular disorders. IADR. 2017.
  • Zorina-Lichtenwalte K, Parisien M, Slade GD, Dubner R, Fillingim RB, Greenspan JD, Ohrbach R, Knott C, Maixner W, Chung M-K, Diatchenko L. The role of TRPV1 in acute and chronic inflammatory pain. American Pain Society. 2017.
  • Verma V, Bair E, Lichtenwalter RN, Parisien M, Greenspan JD, Ohrbach R, Diatchenko L. Epiregulin gene polymorphism: potential biomarker for pain severity in temporomandibular disorders. IASP. 2016.
  • Ohrbach R, Fillingim R, Bair E, Rathnayaka N, Greenspan J, Diatchenko L, Dubner R, Maixner W, Slade GD. TMD Risk prediction is enhanced using temporally dynamic risk factors. 2016.
  • Nickel JC, Liu H, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, McCall WD, Ohrbach R, Gallo L, Marx DB, Iwasaki L. Masticatory Muscle Orientation Effects on Predicted Lateral Pterygoid Muscle Forces. 2014.
  • Nickel J, Spilker B, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, McCall WD, Ohrbach R, Marx D, Beatty M, Iwasaki L. TMD Diagnostic Group Differences in TMJ Disc Mechanics. 2012.
  • Kohlmier J, Iwasaki L, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, McCall WD, Ohrbach R, Marx D, Nickel J. Muscle Forces in Subjects with and without Temporomandibular Disorders. 2012.
  • Nickel J, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, Iwasaki L, Liu H, McCall WD, Ohrbach R, Gallo L, Marx D. A Pilot Study of Masticatory Muscle Duty Factors in Humans. 2011.
  • Iwasaki L, Gallo L, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, McCall WD, Marx D, Ohrbach R, Nickel J. Mechanical energy densities in human temporomandibular joints.. 2011.
  • Schiffman E, Trulove E, Ohrbach R, Anderson GC, Velly AM, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, Sommer E, Hollender L, Kartha K, Kang W, Ahmad M. Distribution of TMJ Intra-articular Disorders in Clinically Normal Subjects.. 2010.
  • Schiffman, E, Trulove, E, Ohrbach R, Anderson, GC, Velly, AM, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, Sommer, E, Hollender, L, Kartha, K, Kang W, Ahmad M. Distribution of TMJ Intra-articular Disorders in Clinically Normal Subjects. J Dent Res. 2009.
  • Greenspan JD, Maixner W, Fillingim R, Ohrbach R, Slade G. Evaluation of sex and racial differences in acute pain sensitivity using multiple pain measures. Pain. 2008.
  • Ohrbach R, Gonzalez Y, Maixner W. Pressure-pain thresholds: A measurement protocol for multiple examiners. Pain. 2008.
  • Gordon SM, Gonzalez Y, Michalvic S, Ohrbach R. Effects of postural position on pressure pain sensitivity. Pain. 2008.
  • Gonzalez Y, Maixner W, Slade GD, Ohrbach R. Examiner reliability of RDC/TMD protocol for multisite OPPERA study. J Dent Res. 2008.
  • Qureshi Z, Wilkosz M, Ohrbach R. Chewing performance of TMD vs controls: a new experimental model. J Dent Res. 2008.
  • Iwasaki LR, Crosby MJ, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, McCall W, Ohrbach R, Speers T, Marx DB, Nickel JC. Model-predicted TMJ loads in humans with and without disc replacement. J Dent Res. 2008.
  • McCall WD, Gonzalez Y, Iwasaki LR, Ohrbach R, Speers T, Nickel JC. Reliability of EMG activity versus bite force during static biting. J Dent Res. 2008.
  • Long, JJ, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, Ohrbach R, Kartha, K. Decreased uncertainty of TMJ Disc Position Using MRI Intermediate Step. J Dent Res. 2008.
  • McCall WD, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, Iwasaki L, Ohrbach R, Speers T, Marx DB. Reliability of EMG Activity versus Bite Force during Static Biting. 2008.
  • Gonzalez-Stucker Y, Maixner W, Slade GD, Ohrbach R. Examiner Reliability of RDC/TMD Protocol for Multisite OPPERA Study. 2008.
  • Iwasaki L, Crosby MJ, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, McCall WD, Ohrbach R, Speers T, Marx DB, Nickel J. Model-predicted TMJ Loads in Humans with and without Disc Displacement.. 2008.
  • Long JJ, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, Ohrbach R, Kartha K. Decreased uncertainty of TMJ Disc Position Using MRI Intermediate Step.. 2008.
  • Gonzalez Y, Ohrbach R, Schiffman E, Truelove E, Michalovic SA, Garfinkel L. Patient History Questionnaire from the original RDC/TMD: Reliability and Validity. J Dent Res. 2007; 86(A).
  • Gonzalez YM, Truelove E, Ohrbach R, Anderson G, Jackson A, Lenton P, Pan W, Look J. Diagnostic Validity of Current and Revised RDC/TMD Myofascial Pain Diagnoses. J Den Res. 2007.
  • Ohrbach R, Sherman J, Michalovic S, Dworkin SF, Schiffman E, Truelove E, Turner J. Validity of RDC/TMD Axis II: Identifying Psychiatric Morbidity. J Dent Res. 2007.
  • Qureshi Z, Ohrbach R, Kim J-H, McCall WD Jr. Pain and limitation with chewing: Experimental validation of the JFLS. J Dent Res. 2007.
  • Anderson G, Look J, Pan W, Truelove E, Ohrbach R, Schiffman E. MRI-confirmed Disc Displacement in the Clinically Normal Temporomandibular Joint. J Dent Res. 2007.
  • Lenton P, Garfinkel L, Huggins KH, Jackson A, Look J, Pan W, Ohrbach R, Truelove E, Schiffman E. Examiner Reliability for the RDC/TMD Group-1 Myofascial Pain Diagnoses. J Dent Res. 2007.
  • Huggins KH, Truelove E, Schiffman E, Ohrbach R, Pan W, Look J. Examiner Reliability fot the RDC/TMD Athralgia (Group Illa) Diagnoses. J Dent Res. 2007.
  • Truelove E, Sommers E, Huggins KH, Schiffman E, Ohrbach R, Look J, Pan W. Diagnostic Validity of Current and Revised RDC/TMD Protocols for Arthralgia. J Dent Res. 2007.
  • Gonzalez-Stucker Y, Ohrbach R, Schiffman E, Truelove E, Michalovic SA, Garfinkel L. Patient History Questionnaire from the original RDC/TMD: Reliability and Validity. 2007.
  • Schiffman E, Truelove E, Ohrbach R, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, Anderson G, Jackson A, Lenton P, Pan W, Look J. Diagnostic Validity of Current and Revised RDC/TMD Myofascial Pain Diagnoses. 2007.
  • Ohrbach R, Look JO, Truelove E, Schiffman E, Gonzalez YM, Pan W. Intersection of Temporalis Myofascial Pain with Tension-Type Headache Diagnosis. J Dent Res. 2006; 85(A).
  • Ohrbach R, Markiewicz MF, McCall WD. Structured vs Unstructured Tongue Positioning: Effects on Masticatory Muscle EMG. J Dent Res. 2006; 85(A).
  • Truelove E, Sommers E, Huggins KHH, Look JO, Schiffman E, Ohrbach R, Hollender L, Mancl L. Diagnostic Value of TMJ Imaging When Added to Clinical Findings, AADR, Orlando FL. J Dent Res. 2006; 85(A).
  • Gonzalez YM, Ohrbach R, Havrilla-Tejeda C, Kartha K, Baumgartner S, Jahn P, Garfinkel L. Agreement between screening interview and gold standard diagnosis in TMD. J Dent Res. 2006; 85(A).
  • Schiffman E, Look JO, Ahmad M, Hollender L, Kartha K, Anderson Q, Ohrbach R, Truelove E. Diagnostic Agreement for TMJ Osteoarthrosis Based on Three Imaging Procedures, AADR, Orlando FL. J Dent Res. 2006; 85(A).
  • Gonzalez-Stucker Y, Ohrbach R, Havrilla-Tejeda C, Kartha K, Baumgartner S, Jahn P, Garfinkel L. Agreement between screening interview and gold standard diagnosis in TMD. 2006.
  • Ohrbach R, Look JO, Truelove E, Schiffman E, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, Pan W. Intersection of Temporalis Myofascial Pain with Tension-Type Headache Diagnoses. 2006.
  • Ohrbach R, Markiewicz MR, McCall WD. Oral Behaviors Checklist: Performance Validity of Targeted Behaviors. J Dent Res. 2005; 84(A).
  • Zhang Y, Chung J-W, Kim Y-K, Chung S-C, Ohrbach R. Reliability of a Korean Version of the Jaw Functional Limitation Scale in Dental College Students.. J Orofac Pain. 2004.
  • Ohrbach R, Beneduce C, Markiewicz M, McCall WD. Psychometric Properties of the Oral Behaviors Checklist: Preliminary Findings. J Dent Res. 2004; 83(A).
  • Ohrbach R, Markiewicz MR, Beneduce C, McCall WD. Electromyographic Correlatates of Common Oral Behaviors. J Dent Res. 2004; 83(A).
  • Ohrbach R, Al-Shaafi M, McCall WD, Chung JW. Effect of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation on Electrical Trigger Point Activity. J Dent Res. 2004; 83(A).
  • Ohrbach R, Leong S, McCall WD, Al-Shaafi M, Chung JW. Effect of Intrathoracic Pressure on Finger Pulse Pulse Amplitude. J Dent Res. 2004; 83(A).
  • Ohrbach R, List T. Relationship of Limitation and Disability in TMD and other Oral Conditions.. J Dent Res. 2003; 82(A).
  • Ohrbach R, Beneduce C, Zittel-Palamara K, Sherman J. Parallel Forms Validity Using the SCL-90 vs Isolated Subscales. J Dent Res. 2003; 82(A).
  • Larsson P, List T, Lundstrom I, Marcusson A, Ohrbach R,. Reliability and Validity of a Swedish Version of the Oral Health Impact Profile.. J Dent Res. 2003; 82(A).
  • Ohrbach R. International Multi-Center Clinical Research: Issues and Challenges with a Focus on Chronic Pain.. J Dent Res. 2003; 82(A).
  • Ohrbach R, Chung JW, McCall WD. Effect of Needle Penetration on the Reported Pain and EMG Activity of Myofascial Trigger Points. Society for Neuroscience. 2002.
  • Ohrbach R, McCall WD, Chung JW. An estimate of the number of active motor units in myofascial trigger points. Society for Neuroscience. 2002.
  • List T, Paulin G, Lundstrom I, Ohrbach R. Orofacial Disorder Diagnoses: Relationship to the Jaw Function Limitation Scale.. J Dent Res. 2002; 81(A).
  • Rodrigues V, Alexander K, Ohrbach R, Chung JW, McCall WD. Masseter muscle single motor units: Effect of bite angle on recruitment. J Dent Res. 2002; 81(A).
  • Alexander K, Rodrigues V, Ohrbach R, Chung JW, McCall WD. Medial pterygoid muscle single motor units: Effect of bite angle on recruitment. J Dent Res. 2002; 81(A).
  • Chung JW, Ohrbach R, McCall WD. Reliability of electrical activity from myofascial trigger points. J Dent Res. 2002; 81(A).
  • Chung JW, Ohrbach R, McCall WD. Effect of increased sympathic activity on myofascial trigger point EMG. J Dent Res. 2002; 81(A).
  • Ohrbach R. Further Refinement of the RDC/TMD: Development of a Measure for Functional Limitation of the Jaw. Invited paper for Symposium: TMD Areound the Workd: Initial Findings from the International Consortium for EDC/TMD-based Research,IADR. J Dent Res. 2002; 81(A).
  • Larsson P, List T, Lundstrom I, Marcusson A, Ohrbach R. Reliability and Validity of a Swedish Version of the Oral Health Impact Profile: Preliminary Results.. Swedish Dental Meeting. 2002.
  • Goldberg JI, Ohrbach R, Granger VC, Markello SM. TMD pain, limitation and disability: Perceptions of patients vs. others.. J Dent Res. 2001.
  • List T, Paulin G, Lundstrom I, Ohrbach R. Further development of the jaw functional limitation scale (JFLS): Preliminary results.. Public Dental Research Council. 2001.
  • Safadi S, Qadeer O, Ramaglia M, Ohrbach R. Temporal characteristics of post-treatment TMD pain.. J Dent Res. 2000.
  • Rodrigues V, Mc Call W, Safadi S, Chacon JA,. Directional tuning of motor units in the temporalis muscle. J Dent Res. 2000.
  • Danielson-Edquist L, List T, Harder L, Ohrbach R. Reliability and validity of a questionnaire in patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.. Swed Dent J. 1999; 5(6).
  • Ohrbach R, Dworkin SF, Granger CV. Cross-validation of a disability scale for chronic temporomandibular disorder pain.. Pain. 1999.
  • Ohrbach R, Dworkin SF, Truelove E. Domains of measurement in chronic TMD pain: Psychometric properties.. J Dent Res. 1999; 78(A).
  • Horrell BM, Ohrbach R, Markello S, Granger C. Validity of self-report scale for TMD-related disability.. J Dent Res. 1999; 78(A).
  • Uyanik J, Ohrbach R. Effects of relaxation on TMD symptoms: A randomized clinical trial.. J Dent Res. 1999; 78(A).
  • Dworkin SF, Sherman J, Ohrbach R, Truelove E, Huggins K, LeResche L. Validity for research and clinical utility of RDC/TMD Axis II.. J Dent Res. 1999; 78(A).
  • Horrell BM, McCall WD, Kuriakose M, Ramos B, Musa N, Ohrbach R. Contamination of EMG signals by distant muscles: Cross-talk between jaw closing and facial muscles. J Dent Res. 1999; 78(A).
  • Ohrbach R, Dworkin SF, LeResch L, Mancl L. Cognitive predictors of treatment-seeking for TMD pain.. J Dent Res. 1998; 77(A).
  • Dworkin SF, Ohrbach R, LeResche L, Mancl L, Truelove E. High utilizers of TMD treatment: prevalence and selected characteristics.. J Dent Res. 1998; 77(A).
  • Ohrbach R, LeResche L, Dworkin SF. Longitudinal changes in TMD: Influence of baseline findings and treatment-seeking.. J Dent Res. 1997; 76(A).
  • Ohrbach R. Response specificity, coping, and adaptation to stress: Effects of different stressor types on reactivity in myofascial pain patients.. Pain. 1996.
  • Dworkin SF, LeResche L, Mancl L, Ohrbach R, Truelove E, Huggins K, Von Korff M. Longitudinal course of TMD-related pain in clinic and community cases.. Pain. 1996.
  • Ohrbach R, Dworkin SF. TMD pain patterns: Baseline-five year relationship with clinical findings.. J Dent Res. 1996; 75(A).
  • Ohrbach R. Psychophysiological reactivity to imagery and reaction-time task in temporomandibular disorder.. J Dent Res. 1995; 74(A).
  • Ohrbach R. Psychophysiological assessment of stress in chronic pain: A comparison of stressful stimuli and response systems.. American Psychologist. 1993.
  • Ohrbach R, Crow HC, Kamer A. Experimenter expectancy and pressure pain threshold measurements.. J Dent Res. 1991; 70(A).
  • Kamer AR, Crow HC, Ohrbach R. Inter-rater and inter-instrument reliability of pressure pain thresholds in normal muscle.. J Dent Res. 1990; 69(A).
  • Ohrbach R, Gale EN. Pressure pain thresholds and observer rating of masticatory muscle tenderness.. J Dent Res. 1989; 68(A).
  • Ohrbach R, Gale EN. Role of subject feedback in pressure pain threshold measures.. Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia. 1989.
  • Ohrbach R, Gale EN. Pressure pain threshold and differential diagnosis of masticatory muscle disorders.. J Dent Res. 1989; 68(A).
  • Ohrbach R, Gale EN. Pressure pain threshold instrumentation: Tipsize, validity, and reliability.. Canadian Pain Society and American Pain Society. 1988.
  • Ohrbach R, Gale EN. The relationship of current pain to pressure pain thresholds in patients with chronic pain.. J Dent Res. 1988.
  • Ohrbach R, Gale EN. Pressure pain thresholds of masticatory muscles.. J Dent Res. 1988; 67(A).
  • Rugh JD, Smith JC, Ohrbach R, Graham GS. Effect of splint occlusal guidance patterns on nocturnal bruxism in MPD patients.. J Dent Res. 1987; 66(A).
  • Iwasaki LR, Liu H, Gonzalez-Stucker Y, McCall WD, Ohrbach R, Marx D, Nickel JC. Masticatory muscle electromyography during biting in humans with/without TMDs..
  • Meloto CB, Slade GD, Lichtenwalter R, Bair E, Rathnayaka N, Dubner R, Greenspan JD, Maixner W, Fillingim RB, Diatchenko L, Ohrbach R. Clinical characteristics fo TMD at onset and predictors of persistence: preliminary results..
  • Piltonen M, Khoury S, Samoshin A, Fillingim RB, Greenspan JD, Ohrbach R, Slade GD, Smith SB, Maixner W, Diatchenko L. A genetic polymorphism in the DOPA decarboxylase gene associated with somatic symptoms in chronic pain reduces its enzymatic activity. American Pain Society..
  • Meloto CB, Slade GD, Lichtenwalter R, Bair E, Rathnayaka N, Dubner R, Greenspan JD, Maixner W, Fillingim RB, Diatchenko L, Ohrbach R. Clinical predictors of transition from acute to persistent TMD. IADR..
  • Sharma S, Slade G, Fillingim R, Bair E, Greenspan J, Maixner W, Ohrbach R. The paradox of reduced jaw injury rate following traumatic events. IADR..
  • Ohrbach R, Fillingim R, Bair E, Greenspan J, Diatchenko L, Maixner W, Slade GD. Utility of DC/TMD “pain modified by function”: OPPERA-2 prospective cohort. IADR..
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Ohrbach R. Biopsychosocial Considerations for Orofacial Pain. 2017.
  • List T, Ohrbach R. Introduction: Diagnostics of Orofacial Pain/TMD. 2017.
  • Ohrbach R, Blasberg B, Greenberg MS. Temporomandibular Disorders. 2015.
  • Ohrbach R, Durham J, Fillingim RB. Self-report Assessment of Orofacial Pain and Psychosocial Status. 2014.
  • Dworkin SF, Ohrbach R. Chronic Orofacial Pain: Biobehavioral Perspectives.. 2014.
  • Ohrbach R, List T. Predicting treatment responsiveness in TMD patients-somatic and psychological factors.. 2013.
  • Carlson C, Ohrbach R. Axis II: Biobehavioral Considerations.. 2013.
  • Ohrbach R, Burgess J. Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain. Conn’s Current Therapy, 62nd edition. 2010.
  • Forssell H, Ohrbach R. Temporomandibular Disorders. Orofacial Pain. 2009.
  • Ohrbach R, Burgess J. Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain. Conn‘s Current Therapy, 61st Edition. 2009.
  • Ohrbach R, et al. Orofacial Pain, Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management, Fourth Edition. Orofacial Pain, Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management, Fourth Edition. 2008.
  • Ohrbach R. Temporomandibular Disorders. Yearbook of Dentistry, 2007. 2007.
  • Ohrbach R. Biobehavioral Approaches to Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders. Temporomandibular Disorders: An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment. 2006.
  • Sherman J, Ohrbach R. Objective and subjective measurement of pain: Current approaches for court purposes.. Psychological Knowledge in Court: PTSD, Pain, and TBI. 2006.
  • Ohrbach R. Temporomandibular Disorders. Yearbook of Dentistry, 2006. 2006.
  • Ohrbach R, Sherman J. Temporomandibular Disorders.. Psycholcocial and Psychiatric Aspects of Pain: A Handbook for Health Care Providers.. 2004.
  • Dworkin SF, Ohrbach R. Assessment of Orofacial Pain. Handbook of Pain Assessment (Second Edition). 2001.
  • Dworkin SF, Ohrbach R. Biobehavioral Assessment and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders.. Temporomandibular Disorders, Volume IV. 2000.
  • Ohrbach R, Burgess J. Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain.. Conn‘s Current Therapy (51st Edition). 1999.
  • List T, Tegelberg A, Lundeberg T, Ohrbach R. smartlindring i ansikte och huvud (Pain Relief in the Face and Head from a TMD Perspective). smartlindring i ansikte och huvud. 1999.
  • Ohrbach R. Patient Evaluation in Temporomandibular Disorders: Overview.. Temporomandibular Joint and Masticatory Muscle Disorders. 1994.
  • Ohrbach R. History and Clinical Examination.. Temporomandibular Joint and Masticatory Muscle Disorders. Copenhagen: Munksgaard. 1994.
  • Mohl N, Ohrbach R. Decision Making in the Treatment of TMJ and Masticatory Muscle Disorders.. Temporomandibular Joint and Masticatory Muscle Disorders. Copenhagen: Munksgaard. 1994.
  • Rugh JD, Ohrbach R. Occlusal Parafunction. A Textbook of Occlusion. 1988.
  • Ohrbach R. Contracture..
  • Ohrbach R, Michelotti A. Psychological Considerations..
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Professional Memberships:
  • New York Academy of Sciences (1998–present)
  • American Psychological Association (1990–2006)
  • Institute of Noetic Sciences (1990–2004)
  • American Psychological Society (1990–1997)
  • Association of University Teachers of Orofacial Pain Programs (1989–present)
  • American Pain Society (1988–present)
  • Neuroscience Group - IADR (1987–present)
  • American Association for Dental Research (1987–present)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (1984–present)
Presentations:
  • "History, Development, and Clinical Implications of TMD Diagnosis" , University of Ljubljana, Medical Faculty (2016)
  • "History, Development, and Clinical Implications of TMD Diagnosis" , Seoul National University (2016)
  • "Behavioral assessment and assessment of risk factors associted with management of complex patients" Washington Dental Service Distinguished Professorship Symposium on The Current Scope of Clinical Diagnostics and Risk Assessments in Dental Practice and Prospects for Near Term Advancements in Diagnostic Methods Applicable to Routine Patient Care (2016)
  • "Clinical implications of the OPPERA study" , American Academy of Orofacial Pain (2016)
  • "The evolution of TMD diagnosis: where are we headed?" AADR Symposium on the Advances in the Biology and Management of Chronic Pain, AADR (2015)
  • "An examination of the structural problems in dental education in achieving better critical thinking skills for dental students" ADEA Gies, ADEA (2015)
  • "Chronic temporomandibular disorder and smoking: the OPPERA case control study" , IADR (2015)
  • "DC/TMD: Background, purpose and future, in: Dissemination of the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders" , IADR, Symposium sponsored by International RDC/TMD Consortium network (2015)
  • "Jaw injury predicts TMD onset prediction models from OPPERA study" , IADR (2015)
  • "Longitudinal stability of TMJ disc displacements and degenerative joint disease" IADR meeting, IADR (2015)
  • "Psychological general well-being (PGWB) index in TMD individuals and controls" , IADR (2015)
  • "Somatic sensations, not sensory reactivity, predict TMD onset and persistence" , IADR (2015)
  • "Trauma and TMD onset: descriptive characteristics from the OPPERA study" , IADR (2015)
  • "Widespread palpation tenderness ad temporomandibular disorders: the OPPERA study" , IADR (2015)
  • "Predicting treatment responsiveness in TMD and orofacial pain patients" Quintessence International Symposium on TMD and Facial Pain and Headache: Bridging the Gap Between Current Research and Clinical Practice (2015)
  • "Functional linear models extensions uncover pleiotropic effects of chronic pain phonotypes" American Society of Human Genetics (2015)
  • "Masticatory muscle duty factors in TMD diagnostic groups" , IADR (2014)
  • "Comparison of modes of self-report of waking-state oral parafunctional behaviors" , AADR (2014)
  • "TMD as a Regional vs Complex Disorder Why that matters" Niagara Frontier Dental Meeting, Drinnan Symposium (2013)
  • "Genetic architecture of intermediated phenotypes associated with indcident TMD in the OPPERA prospective study" , AAOP (2013)
  • "Graded Chronic Pain Scale: Validation of 1-month reference frame version" , IADR (2013)
  • "Pressure-pain Hypersensitivity Coincides With But Does Not Predict TMD Onset" , IADR (2013)
  • "Self-Report of Waking-State Oral Parafunctional Behaviors in the Natural Environment" , IADR (2013)
  • "Validation of Replication of Pain Complaint as a Diagnostic Criterion" , IADR (2013)
  • "Workshop on Biomedical Ontology and Referent Tracking: Introduction to Basic Principles" , IADR (2013)
  • "Predictors of TMD Pain: Progress from the OPPERA Project" , University of Pennsylvania, Department of Oral Medicine (2011)
  • "Physical diagnosis vs biobehavioral assessment: implications for treatment" , Osaka Dental University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2010)
  • "The role of dental medicine in providing behavioral therapy for TMD" 23rd. Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of the Temporomandibular Joint. (2010)
  • "Self-report questionnaires: using them effectively" , Malmo University (2010)
  • "Sleep Parasomnias and the Dental Practictioner, with Kate Bennett DDS" SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, Continuing Dental Education, SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine (2007)
  • "Functional Limitation of the Jaw: Why Measurement Matters" Dental School Research Seminar Series, University of Texas Health Sciences Center (2007)
  • "Assessing the Emotional and Behavioral Aspects of TMD: Simple, Reliable and Multilingual Methods" FDI, FDI (2004)
  • "Assessing the Emotional and Behavioral Aspects of TMD: Simple, Reliable, and Multilingual Methods" FDI (2004)
  • "Evolving Standards for the Differential Diagnosis of TMD, with Yoly Gonzalez, DDS" Oral Diagnostic Sciences Seminar Series, SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine (2004)
  • "Biobehavioral Treatment Concepts for Chronic Pain with Alan Glaros, PhD." Visiting Lecture Series, School of Dentistry, Malmo, Sweden, School of Dentistry, Malmo, Sweden (2003)
  • "IADR Symposium" IADR, IADR (2003)
  • "Role of Functional Limitation in Chronic Pain Research." Clinical Research Training Seminar Series, NIDCR Office of Education and Office of the Clinical Director, National Institutes of Health (2000)
  • "Biobehavioral Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Pain." Behavioral Healthcare Network (Inservice)., Behavioral Healthcare Network (2000)
  • "TMD-Related Disability and Chronic Pain." Oral Diagnostic Sciences Seminar Series, State University of New York at Buffalo (1999)
  • "Biobehavioral Assessment of Chronic TMD-Related Pain." Karolinska Institute Orofacial Pain Seminar Series, Karolinska Institute Orofacial Pain (1999)
  • "The Measurement of TMD-Related Disability." Oral Biology Guest Lecturer Series, University of Michigan, University of Michigan (1999)
  • "Rasch Modeling and Temporomandibular Disorder Disability" The UDS-MR Annual Conference, State University of New York at Buffalo, Center for Functional Assessment Research (1999)
  • "AADR Symposium" AADR Meeting, AADR (1997)
  • "Temporomandibular Disorders: Concepts for Evaluation and Diagnosis." Rochester Dental Society, Rochester Dental Society (1995)
  • "History and Clinical Examination for TMD" The Current Treatment and Management of Temporomandibular Disorders, University of Toronto (1994)
  • "Problem-Based Learning for Differential Diagnosis." Update on Temporomandibular Disorders, Continuing Education, SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine (1992)
  • "Classification of Temporomandibular Disorders" Science Transfer Seminar, 69th General Session of the IADR, IADR (1991)
  • "What‘s Hot and What‘s Not in Diagnosis of Temporomandibular Disorders" SUNY-Buffalo, and the Eighth District Dental Society: Normal Mohl and Richard Ohrbach, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine (1989)
  • "Stimulation Produced Analgesia" Department of Anesthesiology, UCLA School of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine (1986)
  • "Myofascial Pain" Department of Anesthesiology, UCLA School of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine (1986)
  • "Internal Derangements of the TMJ" TMJ Symposium, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1985)
  • "Management Considerations: Escalation of Therapy" TMJ Symposium, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1985)
  • "Occlusion: Relationship to TMJ Disorders" TMJ Symposium, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1985)
  • "Splint Therapy for TMJ Disorders" TMJ Symposium, Wilford Medical Center (1985)
  • "A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to TMJ Management in a Hospital Setting" Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas at San Antonio (1985)
  • "Masticatory Muscle Hyperactivity" Department of Behavioral Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1985)
  • "Multi-disciplinary Treatment Approaches." Department of Behavioral Medicine, Wilford Medical Center (1985)
  • "Splint Therapy: A Critical Overview" Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas at San Antonio (1985)
  • "Internal Derangements: Treatment Correlates" Department of Behavioral Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1985)
  • "Occlusal Factors in TMJ Disorders: A Historical Perspective and Recent Trends" Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas at San Antonio (1985)
  • "Internal Derangements: Evaluation and Non-surgical Management" Department of Physical Therapy, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1984)
  • "Occlusion Concepts and TMJ Disorders" General Dentistry Residency, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1984)
  • "Splint Therapy for TMJ Disorders" TMJ Symposium, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1984)
  • "The Acute TMJ Patient" TMJ Symposium, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1984)
  • "A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to TMJ Management in a Hospital Setting" Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas at San Antonio (1984)
  • "Critical Overview of Splint Therapy" Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas at San Antonio (1984)
  • "Management of the Acute TMJ Patient" Dunn Dental Clinic, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1984)
  • "Occlusal Factors in TMJ Disorders: A Historical Perspective and Recent Trends" Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas at San Antonio (1984)
  • "Temporomandibular Disorders: Philosophy, Diagnosis, and Treatment" Dental Clinic, Randolph AFB, Texas, Dental Clinic, Randolph AFB, Texas (1983)
  • "The Pathophysiology of Temporomandibular Disorders" Department of Behavioral Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1983)
  • "Splint Therapy for TMJ Problems" TMJ Symposium, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1983)
  • "The Acute TMJ Patient" TMJ Symposium, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1983)
  • "Internal Derangements of the Temporomandibular Joint" Tokyo Medical Dental University, Tokyo Medical Dental University (1982)
  • "Adjunctive Physical Therapy for Patients with TMJ/Occlusal Problems" Dental Staff, Yokota AB, Dental Staff, Yokota AB (1981)
  • "Headache as Manifestation of TMJ Dysfunction" Hospital Staff, Yokota, AB, Hospital Staff, Yokota, AB (1981)
  • "Occlusal Therapy: Case Presentation" Dental Staff, Yokota AB, Dental Staff, Yokota AB (1981)
  • "Occlusion - Physiology and Therapeutic Considerations" Dental Staff, Yokota AB, Dental Staff, Yokota AB (1980)
  • "Hypnosis in Dentistry" Dental Staff, Yokota AB, Dental Staff, Yokota AB (1978)
  • "Improving the Diagnosis and Treatment Decision for TMD" , Journées dentaires internationales du Québec.
  • "Masticatory muscle duty factors in Subjects With and Without Pain" , IADR
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Service Activities:
  • School of Dental Medicine Judicial Council Committee; Member
  • International Consensus Workshop: Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders, version 2; 2.5 day closed workshop with 35 invited participants from 11 countries. Sponsored by International RDC/TMD Consortium, IASP Orofaical Pain SIG, Canadian Institute of Health Research, and IADR; Organizing Committee Member (2011)
  • International Consortium Workshop: Convergence Toward a Consensus Taxonomy; 38 invited participants from 11 countries for a 2.5 day workshop with funding from CIHR, Orofacial Pain SIG of the IASP, IADR, and corporate source.; Chair (2008–2009)
  • International Journal of Psychophysiology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2007–present)
  • Head & Face Medicine; Open peer review journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2006)
  • Psychology & Health; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2006)
  • Examination Council AAOP; Member (2005)
  • Eurpoean Journal of Oral Sciences; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2005–present)
  • Student Research and Honors Committee; Implemented a steering committee to get student feedback, obtained course credit for the students, and improved the summer seminar series.; Chair (2005–present)
  • Yearbook in Dentistry, Section on TMD; Journal Editor; Editor (2005–present)
  • Program Committee, Nerve Damage and Neuropathic Trigeminal Pain; Vancouver BC, May 4-5; Committee Member (2004)
  • Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2004–present)
  • International RDC/TMD Consortium; Director (2003–2007)
  • Love Canal Medical Fund, Incorporated; Board Member (2002–2005)
  • Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2002–present)
  • Translations and Protocols, International RDC/TMD Consortium; Chair (2001–present)
  • Association of University Teachers of Orofacial Pain Programs; Overall three year term of service; President (2000–2001)
  • Journal of Psychosomatic Research; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2000–present)
  • Archives of Oral Biology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1998)
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1997)
  • Symposium Coordinator, AADR; Organizing Committee Member (1997)
  • Clinical Journal of Pain; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1996–present)
  • Pain; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1996–present)
  • Journal of the American Dental Association; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1995–present)
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1994)
  • Journal of Dental Research; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1994–present)
  • Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1994–present)
  • Joint Publications Committee, AADR/IADR; Member (1993–1996)
  • Journal of Orofacial Pain; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1993–present)
  • Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry; Statistical Consultant; Consultant (1993–present)
  • International RDC/TMD Consortium network; Manage the website for the International RDC/TME Consortium network and chair one of the workgroups.

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