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Reny De Leeuw, D.D.S., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
Chief, Division Orofacial Pain
D.D.S., State University Groningen, the Netherlands
Ph.D., Academic Hospital Groningen, the Netherlands
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Research

My current research involves the imaging of brain structures engaged in trigeminal pain processing.  In my first project, brain activity, upon stimulation of the lower jaw with painful heat, was investigated.  It was demonstrated that painful trigeminal stimulation activated brain structures similar to those that are implied in the pain pathways of other body parts.  At this time, I am evaluating whether there are differences in location and extent of brain structures activated by painful stimuli between chronic face pain patients and pain free individuals.  At the same time, I am investigating the role of estrogen level on the processing of painful stimuli in chronic face pain patients and pain free individuals.  This project is funded by COBRE/WH.

Publications

de Leeuw R, Bertoli E, Schmidt JE, Carlson CR. Prevalence of major traumatic stressors in an orofacial pain population. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2005;63:42-50

de Leeuw R, Studts JL, Carlson CR. Fatigue and fatigue related symptoms in an orofacial pain population. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol & Endod 2005;99:168-74

de Leeuw R, Klasser GD, Albuquerque RJC. Are Female Orofacial Pain patients medically compromised? JADA 2005;136 (4): 459-468.

de Leeuw R, Bertoli E, Schmidt JE, Carlson CR. Prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Orofacial Pain Patients. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol & Endod 2005; 99:558-68

de Leeuw R, Albuquerque RJC, Okeson JP, Carlson CR. The contribution of neuroimaging techniques to the understanding of supra-spinal pain circuits: implications for orofacial pain. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol & Endod 2005;100:308-14

Klasser, GD, de Leeuw R. Albuquerque RJC. Self report health questionnaire: a necessary and reliable tool in dentistry. General Dentistry September-October 2005;53(5);348-354

de Leeuw R, Schmidt JE, and. Carlson CR. Traumatic stressors and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Headache Patients. (Accepted for publication in Headache)

de Leeuw R, Albuquerque RJC, Andersen AH, Carlson CR. Influence of estrogen on brain activation upon painful heat stimulation: an fMRI study. (Accepted for publication in J Oral Maxillofac Surgery)

Contact Info

Reny de Leeuw, D.D.S., Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
Chief, Division Orofacial Pain
College of Dentistry, D530 
University of Kentucky 
800 Rose Street 
Lexington, KY 40536

Tel: (859) 323-5500
Fax: (859) 323-0001 

Email: rdele0@email.uky.edu

 

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