Iacopo Cioffi

Associate Professor

Other Appointments

D.D.S., P.hD.


Dr. Iacopo Cioffi’s research focuses on orofacial pain related to Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), masticatory muscle physiopathology, and on the relation between occlusion, orthodontic treatment and TMD. He serves as a referee for a number of international journals and has been awarded by international agencies for his accomplishments in research.


American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) research grant (2016)

American Academy of Orofacial Pain Research Award  (2016)

Select Publications

Cioffi I, Landino D, Donnarumma V, Castroflorio T, Lobbezoo F, Michelotti A. Frequency of daytime tooth clenching episodes in individuals affected by masticatory muscle pain and pain-free controls during standardized ability tasks. Clin Oral Investig. 2016 – published on-line

Cioffi I, Michelotti A, Perrotta S, Chiodini P, Ohrbach R. Effect of  somatosensory amplification and trait anxiety on experimentally induced orthodontic pain. Eur J Oral Sci. 2016;124:127-34.

Cioffi I,Farella M, Festa P, Martina R, Palla S, Michelotti A. Short-Term Sensorimotor Effects of Experimental Occlusal Interferences on the Wake-Time Masseter Muscle Activity of Females with Masticatory Muscle Pain. J Oral Facial Pain Headache. 2015;29:331-9.