Professor, Faculty of Dentistry
Professor, Department of Physiology
Dr. Sessle’s internationally-renowned research into orofacial pain and neuromuscular function and dysfunction has been supported for over 40 years by both the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He has published 12 books and more than 400 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Sessle was Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry from 1990-2001.
Fellow, the Royal Society of Canada
Member, the Canadian Academy of Science
Fellow, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Honourary, Member, International Association for the Study of Pain
Honourary Member, American Academy of Orofacial Pain
Honourary Member, Canadian Pain Society
Honourary Member, Academy of Dentistry
Editor-in-Chief, the Journal of Oral and Facial Pain and Headache
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1), Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine, University of Toronto (2000-2014)
Secretary of ACTION Ontario
Past President of the Canadian Pain Society, International Association for the Study of Pain, Canadian Association for Dental research, and International Association for Dental Research
Dean, Faculty of Dentistry (1990-2001)
Dubner, R., Storey, A..T., Sessle, B.J. The Neural Basis of Oral and Facial Function. Plenum Press, NY., 1978.
Sessle, B.J.(Editor). Orofacial Pain. IASP Press. Washington, DC, 2014.
Chiang, C.Y., Wang, J., Xie, Y. F., Zhang, S., Hu, J. W., Dostrovsky, J. O. & Sessle, B. J. (2007). Astroglial glutamate-glutamine shuttle is involved in central sensitization of nociceptive neurons in rat medullary dorsal horn. J. Neuroscience, 27, 9068-9076. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17715343