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Raymond A. Dionne, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Visiting Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Visiting Professor, Center for Quantitative Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Cell Biology, LM043B
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-3221

Department of Cell Biology

Center for Quantitative Medicine

B.A.University of ConnecticutZoology
DDSGeorgetown University School of DentistryDentistry
M.S.Georgetown UniversityPharmacology
Ph.D.Medical College of VirginiaPharmacology

Post-Graduate Training
PostdoctoralMedical College of VirginiaPostdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Pharmacology and Oral Surgery

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Alumni Star AwardVirginia Commonwealth University
Certificate of AppreciationCenter for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
NIH Director’s Award, 1998, 2008, 2010NIH
Monheim Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
Distinguished Scientist AwardInternational Association for Dental Research
Heidbrink AwardAmerican Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Anesthesia ProgressProfessional/Scientific JournalEditorExternalNational19851990
Compendium of Continuing Education in DentistryProfessional/Scientific JournalPain Series EditorExternalNational19841986
American Dental Society of AnesthesiologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationBoard of DirectorsExternalNational19831990
Anesthesia ProgressProfessional/Scientific JournalActing EditorExternalNational19831984
Journal of the American Dental Association / Journal of Dental Research Journal of Orofacial Pain / Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics / Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine / PainProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
American Dental AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
American Association for Dental Research / International Association for Dental Research / Pharmacology Toxicology and Therapeutics Group (PTTG) / Pharmacology Toxicology and Therapeutics Group (PTTG) / President-Elect, PTTG, 1991-1992 / President, PTTG, 1992-1993 / Secretary/Treasurer, 2013-2018Professional/Scientific Organization(see list)ExternalNational
American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics / Member, ASCPT/FDA Analgesic Guidelines Committee, 1989-1992 / Vice-Chair, Analgesiology and Headache Section, 2001-2004 / Chair, Analgesiology and Headache Section, 2004-2005Professional/Scientific Organization(see list)ExternalNational

Journal Articles

  • Is the "Mission Accomplished" for the Management of Acute Oral Pain without Enabling Substance Abuse?
    Dionne, R A Journal of dental research 2020 Jul;99(7):775-776
  • Changing clinical practices for acute pain management
    Dionne RA, Gordon SM The Communicator 2020 Jan;
  • Opioid Analgesics: Bad Medicine for Dental Pain, Patients and Society
    Dionne RA, Gordon SM Inside Dentistry 2019 Jan;60
  • Evaluating Patient-Centered Outcomes in Clinical Trials of Procedural Sedation, Part 1 Efficacy: Sedation Consortium on Endpoints and Procedures for Treatment, Education, and Research Recommendations.
    Williams, Mark R; Ward, Denham S; Carlson, Douglas; Cravero, Joseph; Dexter, Franklin; Lightdale, Jenifer R; Mason, Keira P; Miner, James; Vargo, John J; Berkenbosch, John W; Clark, Randall M; Constant, Isabelle; Dionne, Raymond; Dworkin, Robert H; Gozal, David; Grayzel, David; Irwin, Michael G; Lerman, Jerrold; O'Connor, Robert E; Pandharipande, Pratik; Rappaport, Bob A; Riker, Richard R; Tobin, Joseph R; Turk, Dennis C; Twersky, Rebecca S; Sessler, Daniel I Anesthesia and analgesia 2017 Mar;124(3):821-830
  • Do dentists prescribe too many opioid-containing drugs?
    Hersh EV, Dionne RA, Moore PA. Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry 2017 Jan;3874-76
  • Patient phenotyping in clinical trials of chronic pain treatments: IMMPACT recommendations.
    Edwards, Robert R; Dworkin, Robert H; Turk, Dennis C; Angst, Martin S; Dionne, Raymond; Freeman, Roy; Hansson, Per; Haroutounian, Simon; Arendt-Nielsen, Lars; Attal, Nadine; Baron, Ralf; Brell, Joanna; Bujanover, Shay; Burke, Laurie B; Carr, Daniel; Chappell, Amy S; Cowan, Penney; Etropolski, Mila; Fillingim, Roger B; Gewandter, Jennifer S; Katz, Nathaniel P; Kopecky, Ernest A; Markman, John D; Nomikos, George; Porter, Linda; Rappaport, Bob A; Rice, Andrew S C; Scavone, Joseph M; Scholz, Joachim; Simon, Lee S; Smith, Shannon M; Tobias, Jeffrey; Tockarshewsky, Tina; Veasley, Christine; Versavel, Mark; Wasan, Ajay D; Wen, Warren; Yarnitsky, David Pain 2016 Sep;157(9):1851-71
  • Medication Treatment Efficacy and Chronic Orofacial Pain.
    Clark, Glenn T; Padilla, Mariela; Dionne, Raymond Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America 2016 Aug;28(3):409-21
  • Why do we prescribe Vicodin?
    Moore, Paul A; Dionne, Raymond A; Cooper, Stephen A; Hersh, Elliot V Journal of the American Dental Association (1939) 2016 Jul;147(7):530-3
  • Prescribing Opioid Analgesics for Acute Dental Pain: Time to Change Clinical Practices in Response to Evidence and Misperceptions.
    Dionne, Raymond A; Gordon, Sharon M; Moore, Paul A Compendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995) 2016 Jun;37(6):372-378;quiz379
  • Research design considerations for single-dose analgesic clinical trials in acute pain: IMMPACT recommendations.
    Cooper, Stephen A; Desjardins, Paul J; Turk, Dennis C; Dworkin, Robert H; Katz, Nathaniel P; Kehlet, Henrik; Ballantyne, Jane C; Burke, Laurie B; Carragee, Eugene; Cowan, Penney; Croll, Scott; Dionne, Raymond A; Farrar, John T; Gilron, Ian; Gordon, Debra B; Iyengar, Smriti; Jay, Gary W; Kalso, Eija A; Kerns, Robert D; McDermott, Michael P; Raja, Srinivasa N; Rappaport, Bob A; Rauschkolb, Christine; Royal, Mike A; Segerdahl, Märta; Stauffer, Joseph W; Todd, Knox H; Vanhove, Geertrui F; Wallace, Mark S; West, Christine; White, Richard E; Wu, Christopher Pain 2016 Feb;157(2):288-301
  • Breaking down barriers to care with effective pain management
    Dionne RA Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry 2016 Jan;37346-348
  • Opioid prescribing in dentistry: Keys for safe and proper usage
    Dionne RA, Moore PA Compendium 2017 2016 Jan;372-6
  • Proposed guideline revisions for dental sedation/general anesthesia: Why target the safest level of sedation?
    Dionne RA Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry 2016 Jan;37546-552
  • What Will the Proposed Changes to the ADA’s Sedation Guidelines Mean for Patients and Practitioners?
    Dionne RA Inside Dentistry 2015 Nov;
  • Prescription of opioid analgesics for nontraumatic dental conditions in emergency departments.
    Okunseri, Christopher; Dionne, Raymond A; Gordon, Sharon M; Okunseri, Elaye; Szabo, Aniko Drug and alcohol dependence 2015 Nov;156261-266


  • Raymond Dionne Orofacial Pain, A Guide to Medications and Management (Co-Editor) 2012 Jan;
  • Raymond Dionne Management of Pain and Anxiety in the Dental Office (Co-Editor) 2002 Jan;
  • Raymond Dionne Scientific Frontiers in Clinical Dentistry Compendium (Co-Editor)18:212-281 1997 Jan;
  • Raymond Dionne Scientific Frontiers in Clinical Dentistry Compendium (Co-Editor)18:212-281 1997 Jan;
  • Proceedings of the Temporomandibular Disorders Technology Assessment Conference. Oral Surg, Oral Med, Oral Pathol, 1997; 83:49-183
    Raymond Dionne (Co-Editor)

Book Chapters

  • Genomics of Chronic Orofacial Pain
    Dionne RA, Gordon SM Genomics of Pain and Co-Morbid Conditions 2020 Jan;
  • Medications for Management of Chronic, Non-Odontogenic Pain
    Merrill RL, Dionne RA Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry 2017 Jan;564-574
  • Nonopioid analgesics
    Dionne RA, Hersh EV Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry 2017 Jan;257-275
  • Use of ibuprofen in dentistry
    Dionne RA, Gordon SM, Cooper SA Ibuprofen: Discovery, Development and Therapeutics 2015 Jan;346-362