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Center for Dental Medicine

Dr. Aleksandra Zumbrunn (Wojczyńska)

Oberärztin / Senior Teaching and Research Assistant for Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders

Dr. med. dent. (DMD), Aleksandra Zumbrunn (Wojczyńska)
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Qualifications: Dr. med. dent. (DMD)
Affiliation: Clinic of Masticatory Disorders and Dental Biomaterials

Clinical Specialisations

Oral Medicine, Orofacial Pain, Temporomandibular Disorders

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of temporomandibular joint
  • Psycho-social aspects of orofacial pain
  • 3D Imaging and functional anatomy of temporomandibular joint

Selected publications

Bhalang K, Steiger B, Lukic N, Zumbrunn Wojczyńska A, Hovijitra RS, Ettlin DA. The Pain-to-Well-Being Relationship in Patients Experiencing Chronic Orofacial Pain. Front Neurol. 2020 Dec 3;11:557415. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.557415. PMID: 33343482; PMCID: PMC7744627.

Meira E Cruz M, Lukic N, Wojczynska A, Steiger B, Guimarães AS, Ettlin DA. Insomnia in Patients Seeking Care at an Orofacial Pain Unit. Front Neurol. 2019 May 28;10:542. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00542. PMID: 31191436; PMCID: PMC6546892.

Lukic N, Saxer T, Hou MY, Zumbrunn Wojczyńska A, Gallo LM, Colombo V. Short- term effects of NTI-tss and Michigan splint on nocturnal jaw muscle activity: A pilot study. Clin Exp Dent Res. 2021 Jun;7(3):323-330. doi: 10.1002/cre2.371. Epub 2020 Dec 25. PMID: 33369223; PMCID: PMC8204025.

Zumbrunn Wojczyńska A, Markova M, Ettlin DA, Gallo LM, Colombo V. In-vivo kinematic assessment of alloplastic temporomandibular joint replacements by means of helical axis: A cohort study with historical control. J Biomech. 2021 May 5;122:110494. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2021.110494. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33991898.

Zumbrunn Wojczyńska A, Steiger B, Leiggener CS, Ettlin DA, Gallo LM. Quality of life, chronic pain, insomnia, and jaw malfunction in patients after alloplastic temporomandibular joint replacement: a questionnaire-based pilot study. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2021 Jul;50(7):948-955. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2020.09.022. Epub 2020 Nov 5. PMID: 33162296.

Wojczyńska A, Leiggener CS, Bredell M, Ettlin DA, Erni S, Gallo LM, Colombo V. Alloplastic total temporomandibular joint replacements: do they perform like natural joints? Prospective cohort study with a historical control. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Oct;45(10):1213-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2016.04.022. Epub 2016 May 19. PMID: 27209319.

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