Section Editor

Belmiro C. Vasconcelos, DDS, PhD


  • Section Editor, TMJ Lesions/Disorders


  • Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Trauma
  • Senior Lecturer, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Director, Master and PhD programs, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil


  1. Niño-Sandoval TC, Frazão M, Vasconcelos BCE. Differences in skeletal growth patterns: an exploratory approach using elliptic Fourier analysis. Clin Oral Investig. 2021;25(4):2007-2015.
  2. Lins-Filho OL, Pedrosa RP, Gomes JML, et al. Effect of exercise training on subjective parameters in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Med. 2020;69:1-7.
  3. Gonçalves KK, Santos MS, Barbirato DD, et al. Is the injection of tramadol effective at control of pain after impacted mandibular third molar extractions? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2022;27(6):e560-e568.
  4. Monteiro JLGC, Takusagawa T, Vasconcelos BCE, Pai SI, McCain JP, Guastaldi FPS. A rabbit model to investigate temporomandibular joint osteochondral regeneration. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2022;134(1):20-27.
  5. Monteiro JLGC, da Silva Barbirato D, Moraes SLD, Pellizzer EP, do Egito Vasconcelos BC. Does listening to music reduce anxiety and pain in third molar surgery?-a systematic review. Clin Oral Investig. 2022;26(10):6079-6086.
  6. Barbirato DS, Fogacci MF, Rodrigues MO, Vasconcelos BE, de Barros MC, Pires FR. Lateral periodontal cyst: A rare clinicopathological presentation mimicking a residual cyst. J Clin Exp Dent. 2022;14(1):e95-e99.
  7. Niño-Sandoval TC, Jaque RA, González FA, Vasconcelos BCE. Mandibular shape prediction model using machine learning techniques. Clin Oral Investig. 2022;26(3):3085-3096.
  8. Nogueira EFC, Lemos CAA, Vasconcellos RJH, Moraes SLD, Vasconcelos BCE, Pellizzer EP. Does arthroscopy cause more complications than arthrocentesis in patients with internal temporomandibular joint disorders? Systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2021;59(10):1166-1173.
  9. Silva TCG, Maranhão Filho AWA, Alencar MGM, De Bortoli MM, Vasconcelos BCE. Mandibular fracture after third molar removal: a case report. Gen Dent. 2019;67(4):e7-e10.
  10. Rocha-Neto AM, Nogueira EF, Borba PM, Laureano-Filho JR, Vasconcelos BC. Application of Dexamethasone in the Masseter Muscle During the Surgical Removal of Lower Third Molars. J Craniofac Surg. 2017;28(1):e43-e47.
  11. Pereira I, Pellizzer E, Lemos C, Moraes S, Vasconcelos B. Closed versus open reduction of facial fractures in children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Exp Dent. 2021;13(1):e67-e74.
  12. Niño-Sandoval TC, Maia FPA, Vasconcelos BCE. Efficacy of proportional versus high condylectomy in active condylar hyperplasia - A systematic review. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2019;47(8):1222-1232.
  13. Catunda IS, Vasconcelos BC, Corrêa MV, Matos MF, Nogueira EF, Learreta JA. Non-invasive joint decompression: An important factor in the regeneration of the bone marrow and disc recapture in temporomandibular arthropathies. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2018;23(5):e506-e510.
  14. Niño-Sandoval TC, Morantes Ariza CF, Infante-Contreras C, Vasconcelos BC. Evaluation of natural mandibular shape asymmetry: an approach by using elliptical Fourier analysis. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2018;47(6):20170345.
  15. Monteiro JLGC, de Arruda JAA, Figueiredo Leal JL, Batista LL, Célia de Aguiar Soares Carneiro S, do Egito Vasconcelos BC. Embolization as the primary treatment for mandibular arteriovenous malformations: an analysis of 50 literature reports and of an illustrative case. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018;76(8):1695−707.
  16. Monteiro JLGC, de Arruda JAA, de Melo ARS, Barbosa RJV, Carneiro SCAS, Vasconcelos BCDE. Updated review of traumatic dislocation of the mandibular condyle Into the middle cranial fossa. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2019;77(1):132.e1−132.e16.
  17. de Carvalho RWF, Vasconcelos BC. Pernambuco index: predictability of the complexity of surgery for impacted lower third molars. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018;47(2):234−40.
  18. Leão RS, Moraes SLD, Vasconcelos BCE, Lemos CAA, Pellizzer EP. Splinted and unsplinted overdenture attachment systems: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Oral Rehabil. 2018;45(8):647-656.
  19. Pereira IF, Firmino RT, Meira HC, Vasconcelos BC, Noronha VR, Santos VR. Osteoradionecrosis prevalence and associated factors: A ten years retrospective study. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2018;23(6):e633-e638.
  20. Neto AMR, Monteiro JL, Borba PM, Melo AR, Barbosa LM, Vasconcelos BC. TMJ´s posterolateral dislocation with tympanic plate fracture − case report. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2017;1(2):59−64.
  21. Porto GG, Vasconcelos BC, Silva-Junior VA, Andrade ES. The use of carrageenan for limiting the mandibular movement in rats: a preliminary experimental study. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2010;15(4):e653-e657.
  22. Salmos J, Gerbi ME, Braz R, Andrade ES, Vasconcelos BC, Bessa-Nogueira RV. Methodological quality of systematic reviews analyzing the use of laser therapy in restorative dentistry. Lasers Med Sci. 2010;25(1):127-136.
  23. Vasconcelos BC, Andrade ES, Rocha NS, Morais HH, Carvalho RW. Treatment of large ameloblastic fibroma: a case report. J Oral Sci. 2009;51(2):293-296.
  24. Inaoka SD, Carneiro SC, Vasconcelos BC, Leal J, Porto GG. Relationship between mandibular fracture and impacted lower third molar. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2009;14(7):E349-E354.
  25. Carneiro SC, Vasconcelos BC, do Nascimento MM, Leal JL, Orestes MD, Porto GG. Occupational stress among Brazilian oral-maxillofacial surgeons. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2009;14(12):e646-e649.
  26. Ferreira JC, Catunda IS, Vasconcelos BC, da Silva KA, Nogueira EF, Vidal EE. Evaluation of the plasmatic level of mepivacaine in different anatomical regions. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2018;23(4):e493-e497.
  27. Bessa-Nogueira RV, Vasconcelos BC, Niederman R. The methodological quality of systematic reviews comparing temporomandibular joint disorder surgical and non-surgical treatment. BMC Oral Health. 2008;8:27.
  28. Genú PR, Vasconcelos BC. Influence of the tooth section technique in alveolar nerve damage after surgery of impacted lower third molars. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008;37(10):923-928.
  29. Neto JC, Vasconcelos BC, Sobral AP, da Silva VA Jr, Nogueira RV. Clinical and histopathologic study of the use of gangliosides for nerve regeneration in rats after axonotmesis. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007;65(5):870-874.
  30. Cardoso AB, Vasconcelos BC, Oliveira DM. Comparative study of eminectomy and use of bone miniplate in the articular eminence for the treatment of recurrent temporomandibular joint dislocation. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2005;71(1):32-37.
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