Francisco Plaza Villegas

Dr. Plaza Villegas earned his D.D.S. at the Central University of Venezuela and his M.S. in orthodontics from the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas in Mexico.  He joined the faculty at the dental school after earning his M.S. in oral biology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he completed a fellowship in orofacial pain.  Dr. Plaza Villegas provides clinical instruction and teaches anatomy and TMJ pathology.

Selected Publications

“Topical pregabalin and diclofenac for the treatment of orofacial neuropathic pain in rats”. Plaza-Villegas F, Heir G, Markman S, Khan J, Noma N, Benoliel R, Patel J, Eliav E. Oral Surg, Oral Med, Oral Pathol, Oral Radiol 2012; 114:449-456

“Hemicrania continua in a patient with concomitant dental pathology”. Noma N, Kamo H, Shimizu K, Plaza-Villegas F, Oka S, Imamura Y. J Am Dent Assoc 2012; 143(10): 1099-1103