Cibele Nasri-Heir, DDS, MSD

Cibele Nasri-Heir, DDS, MSD

Assistant Professor
Center of Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain
Department of Diagnostic Sciences

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
110 Bergen Street - Room C-860
Newark, New Jersey 07103

Department Phone: 1-973-972-4506


Dr Cibele Nasri-Heir is an Orofacial Pain Specialist in Brazil and received her title in 2003 while she was an attending dentist and clinical Instructor of the Orofacial Pain Team, Division of Neurology, Hospital das Cl�nicas, Medical School, of the University of S�o Paulo, S�o Paulo, Brazil. She completed her Fellowship Program in Orofacial Pain at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School and her Master's in Dental Science in Orofacial Pain at the same institution. Dr. Nasri-Heir has published papers, chapters and abstracts on topics related to the field of orofacial pain and lectured abroad. She is currently an Assistant Professor and Coordinater of Clinical Research at the Center for Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers, The State University. She also serves as a mentor of post for graduate students.


  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP)
  • Brazilian Chapter, of the International Association for the Study of Pain (SBED/IASP)
  • Association Dental Surgeons of S�o Paulo, SP - Brazil (APCD)


Orofacial Pain
Burning Mouth Syndrome
Persistent Intra-Oral Pain ( former know as Atypical Odontalgia)
Neuropathic Pain


Orofacial Pain
Burning Mouth Syndrome
Persistent Intra-Oral Pain ( former know as Atypical Odontalgia)
Pain Modulation
Neuropathic Pain


Dr. Nasri-Heir lectures through Brazil and worldwide.


Nasri-Heir C, Khan J, Heir GM; Topical Medications as Treatment for Neuropathic Orofacial Pain. Dental Clinics of North America 2013 Jul;57(3):541-53

Nasri-Heir C. Burning Mouth Syndrome. Alpha Omegan. Winter 2012;105(3-4):76-81

Heir GM, Nasri-Heir C, Thomas D, Puchimada BP, Khan J, Eliav E, Benoliel R; Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Following Trigeminal Nerve Injury: report of 2 cases. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2012 Dec; 114(6):733-9

Januzzi E, Nasri-Heir C, Grossmann E, Leite FMG, Heir GM, Melnik TM; Combined Palliative and Anti-Inflammatory Medications as Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disc Displacement Without Reduction: A Systematic Review. Journal of Craniomandibular Practice. 2013 July;31(3):1-15

Nasri-Heir C, Gomes J, Ananthan S, Teich S, Benoliel, R, Heir GM, Eliav E; The Role of Sensory Input of the Chorda Tympani Nerve and the Number of Fungiform Papillae in Burning Mouth Syndrome. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2011 Jul;112(1):65-72

Zagury JG, Eliav E, Nasri-Heir C, Ananthan S, Pertes R, Sharav Y, Benoliel R. Prolonged Gingival Cold Allodynia: A Novel Finding in Patient with Atypical Odontalgia. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Radiol Endod. 2011 Mar;111(3):312-9

Eliav E, Nasri-Heir C; Critical Commentary 2: Steroid Dysregulation and Stomatodynia (burning mouth syndrome). J Orofac Pain. Summer 2009;23(3):214-5

Fabri GM, Siqueira SR, Simione C, Nasri C, Teixeira MJ, Siqueira JT; Refractory Craniofacial Pain: Is There a Role of Periodontal Disease As a Comorbidity? Arq Neuropsiquiatr. Jun 2009;67(2B):474-9

Heir G, Karolchek S, Kalladka M, Vishwanath A, Gomes J, Khatri R, Nasri C., Eliav E, Ananthan S; Use of Topical Medication in Orofacial Neuropathic Pain: a Retrospective Study. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. Apr 2008;105(4):466-9

Nasri C, Teixeira MJ, Okada M, Formigoni G, Heir G, Siqueira, JT; Burning Mouth Complaints: Clinical Characteristics of a Brazilian Sample. Clinics. Oct 2007;62(5):561-6

Siqueira JTT, Ching LH, Nasri C, Siqueira SRDT, Teixeira MJ, Heir G, Valle; Clinical Study of Patients with Persistent Orofacial Pain. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. 2004; 62(4):988-996

Conti PCR, Pertes RA, Heir GM, Nasri C, Cohen HV, Araujo; Orofacial Pain: Basic Mechanisms and Implication for Successful Management. J Appl Oral Sci. 2003;11(1):1-7

Siqueira JTT, Nasri C, Silveira ME, Teixeira MJ, Santos EM Dor Facial Aguda Associada a Altera��o Mandibular: Considera��es Sobre Uma Amostra Cl�nica [Acute Facial Pain Associated with Mandibular Alterations]: Analysis of a Clinic Sample. Rev Hosp Cl�n Fac Med S Paulo. 1998;53(3):114-6