Dr. Dworkin

Professor Emeritus, Department of Oral Medicine


Samuel F. Dworkin, DDS, PhD, is a dentist and clinical psychologist, who left general practice in New York City to become a full-time dental teacher/researcher after completing his PhD in Clinical Psychology under an NIH Special Fellowship. Dr. Dworkin is presently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, and in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, at the University of Washington. He has had a distinguished career as a dental educator, researcher, and (licensed) attending clinical psychologist at University Hospital. His clinical and research interests now focus on how pain and non-specific physical symptoms as well as clinical signs are related to the emotional and behavioral status of pain patients and the role that biobehaviorally-based treatments may play in chronic pain management.

Recent Publications

Dworkin SF. Psychosocial issues. In Lavigne G, BJ Sessle BJ and R Dubner R (Eds), Orofacial Pain: From Basic Science to Clinical Management. Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., Carol Stream, IL, 2001; pp 115-128.

Dworkin SF. The Dentist as Biobahavioral Clinician. J Dent Educ 2001; 12:1417-1429.

Dworkin SF. Washington Dental Service Foundation Distinguished Professor Symposium. J Dent Educ (Special Issue Editor) 2001; 12:1317-1442.

Dworkin SF, Huggins, KH, Wilson L, Mancl L, Turner JA, Massoth, D, LeResche L, Truelove E. A Randomized Clinical Trial Using Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders-Axis II to Target Clinic Cases for a Tailored Self-Care TMD Treatment Program J Orofacial Pain 2002; 1:48-63.

Dworkin SF, Turner JA, Mancl L, Wilson L, Massoth D, Huggins, KH, LeResche L, Truelove E. A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Tailored Comprehensive Care Treatment Program for Temporomandibular Disorders. J Orofacial Pain 2002; 4:259-275.

Turner J and Dworkin SF. Screening for Psychosocial Risk Factors in Patients with Chronic Orofacial Pain: Recent Advances. JADA 2004; 8:1119-1126.

Dworkin SF and Drangsholt M. Clinical Trials in Temporomandibular Disorders (in) Symptom Research: Methods and Opportunities (in) Max MB and Lynn, Symptom Research: Interactive Clinical Research Textbook. NIH/NIDCR 2003; http://symptomresearch.nih.gov.

Dworkin SF. Psychological and Psychosocial Assessment (Part II, Chapter 4) (in) Laskin D, Greene CS and Hylander W (Eds) Temporomandibular Disorders: An Evidenced-Based Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment. Quintessence (in press).

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