Ronald Attanasio, D.D.S., M.S.Ed., M.S.

Ronald Attanasio, D.D.S., M.S.Ed., M.S.

Title: Professor, Director, TMD and Orofacial Pain Section
Department of Adult Restorative Dentistry

Address
Room: 2165
UNMC College of Dentistry
40th and Holdrege
Box 830740
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740

Telephone: (402) 472-8820
Fax: (402) 472-4924
email:

Education:

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • D.D.S., University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • M.S.,University of Maryland, (Oral Biology) Baltimore, MD
  • Specialty Certificate Prosthodontics, University of Maryland,Baltimore, MD
  • Certificate Extended CE (Orofacial Pain), University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
  • Associate Degree (Biblical Studies) Lincoln Bible College, Lincoln, NE
  • Fellowship, American Dental Education Association (Leadership Training), Washington, DC
  • B. A. (Theology), Lincoln Bible College, Lincoln, NE

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • ARD 593 Course Director, Temporomandibular Disorders
  • D-ID 842 Course Director, Orofacial Pain and Sleep Disorders
  • Director and Instructor, Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain Clinic
  • ARD 674 Course Director, Clinical Temporomandibular Disorders
  • ARD559 Lecturer, Screening for Temporomandibular Disorders
  • DH 430 Lecturer, Temporomandibular Disorders
  • Instructor Prosthodontic Clinic
  • ARD 529 Instructor, Dental Anatomy

Research Interests:

  • Bruxism
  • Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Dentistry's Role
  • TMD Curriculum Guidelines and Teaching Methods

Grants:

  • Medical Equipment Consignment: Portable Bruxism Detection System, $10,000, Scientific Laboratory Products, September 2003-Dec 2005
  • Medical Equipment Consignment: Portable Sleep Study System, $15,000, Itamar, Principal Investigator, March 2002-Dec 2005
  • Medical Equipment Consignment: Acoustic Pharyngometry and Rhinometry System, $20,000, SensorMedics, Principal Investigator, September 2001-Dec 2005
  • Medical Equipment Consignment: Portable Sleep Study System, $30,000, Nelcor Puritan Bennett, Principal Investigator, September 2001-January 2003
  • "Intraoral Orthotic Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring as Evaluated via Home Sleep Study and Acoustic Pharyngometry." $5,000, UNMC-COD Seed Grant Award, September 2001-June 2002
  • Medical Supplies Donation: Sleep study supplies, $2,000, Neurosupplies Inc, September 2001
  • "Third Educational Conference to Develop the Curriculum in Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain," $10,000, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, Principal Investigator, July 1999-July 2000

Recent Publications:

  • Attanasio, R. and Bailey D. (textbook), Dental Management of Sleep Disorders, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Co, second edition (accepted for publication in 2014).
  • Attanasio, R. and Baily, D., "Dentistry and Sleep Medicine," Dent Clin North America, Elsevier Publishing, Vol 56(2), April 2012.
  • Attanasio, R. and Bailey, D. (textbook), Dental Management of Sleep Disorders, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Co, first edition, 2010.
  • Bailey, D. and Attanasio, R., "Dentistry's Role in the Management of Sleep Disorders: Recognition and Management", Dent Clin North America, Edition on Sleep Disorders: Dentistry's Role, W. B. Saunders Publishing Company, Vol 45(4): 619-630, 2001
  • Ivanhoe, J. and Attanasio, R., "Sleep Disorders and Oral Devices", Dent Clin North America, Edition on Sleep Disorders: Dentistry's Role, W. B. Saunders Publishing Company, Vol 45(4): 733-758, 2001
  • Attanasio, R. and Bailey, D., Co-Guest Editors, Dent Clin North America, Edition on Sleep Disorders: Dentistry's Role, W. B. Saunders Publishing Company Vol 45(4) October, 2001
  • Attanasio, R., "Intraoral Orthotic Therapy for TMD," Texas Dental Journal, July, 2000.

Service Activities:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska-Physician Reviewers; "Dentistry and Sleep Medicine," Omaha, Nebraska, September 2012.
  • Omaha Dental Hygiene Association: "Overview of Temporomandibular Disorders;" Omaha, Nebraska, February 2012.
  • Hawaii Dental Association Annual Session; "Sleep Medicine and Dentistry" and "Temporomandibular Disorders," Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2012.
  • Kansas Dental Association; "Temporomandibular Disorders" and Sleep Medicine and Dentistry," Kansas City, Kansas, June 2011.
  • Omaha District Dental Association, "Sleep Disorders and Dentistry;" Omaha, Nebraska May 2011.
  • Lincoln District Dental Association; "Sleep Disorders and Dentistry;" Lincoln, Nebraska March 2011.
  • Nebraska Sleep Conference; "Dentistry and Sleep Medicine;" LaVista, Nebraska, October 2010.
  • Nebraska Heart Hospital, "Oral Appliances and Sleep Disorders;" Lincoln, Nebraska, May 2010.
  • Sleep Apnea Education Group, Lincoln, Nebraska, May 2010.
  • Nebraska Dental Hygiene Association, "TMD and Sleep Disorders;" Lincoln, Nebraska April 23-24, 2010.
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association, Clinical Sciences, Consultant, 1996-2002, 2004-2010, 2011 - present.
  • American Dental Education Association; Special Interest Group on TMD, Principal Coordinator and Program Chair; New Orleans, Louisiana, 2007.
  • American Dental Education Association; Special Interest Group on TMD, Principal Coordinator and Program Chair; Orlando, Florida, March 2006.
  • American Dental Education Association; Special Interest Group on TMD, Principal Coordinator and Program Chair; Baltimore, Maryland; March 2005.
  • American Dental Education Association; Special Interest Group on TMD, Principal Coordinator and Program Chair; Seattle, Washington; March 2004.
  • American Dental Education Association; Special Interest Group on TMD, Principal Coordinator and Program Chair; San Antonio, Texas 2003.
  • TMD Consultant, Dental Decks Inc.; National Board Study Cards; November 2003-Present.
  • American Dental Education Association; Special Interest Group on TMD, Principal Coordinator and Program Chair; San Diego, California; March 2002.
  • Annual Scientific Session, President, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, San Antonio, TX, April 2002
  • Third Educational Conference to Develop the Curriculum in Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain, Co-Organizer and Co-Chairperson, Washington, D.C., 2000.
  • "Annual Review Course: Orofacial Pain", Coordinator and Speaker, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, 1995 - 2000.
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska: Physician/Dentist Consultant's Panel for TMD, January 1993-April 2003.
  • American Family Insurance: Dentist Consultant for TMD, July 2000-2010.
  • ECRI, non-profit agency, Pennsylvania; Technology Assessment Report: Selected Treatments for Temporomandibular Articular Disorders, September-December 2000.
  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain: President 2001-2002, President Elect 2000-2001, Treasurer 1999-2000, Secretary.

Dr. Ronald Attanasio

Ronald Attanasio, D.D.S., M.S.Ed., M.S.

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