Dr. Alberto Malacarne is Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Division of Orofacial Pain. He has a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Universita’ degli Studi di Genova (Italy), a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and a fellowship in Orofacial Pain from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and he is a diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.
Dr. Malacarne’s clinical activity is completely devoted to the assessment and management of patients with face, head, and neck pain, treating conditions such as temporomandibular disorders, trigeminal neuropathic pain, and primary headache disorders. He is involved daily in the clinical training of residents of the Orofacial Pain certificate program at Tufts University. He is the director of the course “Reviews of Orofacial Pain” and “Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Orofacial Pain” for Postgraduate Dental Students. He has been lecturing for multiple didactic courses at Tufts Dental School and other Academic institutions as well as continuing education courses for dentists and medical professionals. His major research and clinical interests are non-odontogenic tooth pain and the relation between headaches and facial pain. He acts as a research mentor for undergraduate dental students interested in Orofacial Pain. His career mission is to reduce the gap between dentistry and medicine through education and interprofessional collaboration.