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Ana Velly

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Ana Míriam Velly, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor,
McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry

Ana Miriam Velly is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. She was the Director of the Registry for NIH/ NIDCR's Temporomandibular Joint Implant Registry and Repository from 2006 to 2011, and President of the Neurosciences group of the International Association for Dental Research from 2007-2009. Dr. Velly is a dentist with an MS in Neurologic Science and a PhD in public health with an orientation in epidemiology from the Université de Montréal, followed by post-doctoral training in epidemiology from the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University. 

 

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A major goal of Dr. Velly’s research is to elucidate strategies to promote the prevention and the treatment of acute and chronic pain. More specifically, her current research projects include: 1) Identifying the risk and prognostic factors related to acute and chronic pain; 2) Identifying risk factors related to the transition from acute to chronic pain; 3) Determining the relationship between chronic pain and comorbid conditions; 4) Identifying biomarkers associated with acute and chronic pain ; 5) Determining prognostic factors related to unsuccessful pain treatment; and 6) Evaluating the best strategies for the management of acute and chronic pain.

This program has been a multidisciplinary effort including dentists, anesthetists, physicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, and geneticists from the Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Université de Montreal, University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), School of Dentistry at University of Minnesota (US), and the Faculty of Pharmaceutic Sciences at University of Iceland.

In addition, Dr. Velly is also actively collaborating with other researchers in the Department of Neurology at the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital. The goal of these projects is to identify biomarkers related to neurological conditions. She is also collaborating with researchers in Faculties of Dentistry in France. Dr. Velly’s research team has published a series of papers on those topics. She has recently received a CIHR grant as Principal Investigator for work on The Risk of Community-Acquired Pneumonia among immunosuppressive opioids users, and an NIDCR grant with Dr. Schiffman from University of Minnesota for assessing the management of temporomandibular joint disorder pain patients in the Network.

PUBLICATIONS

 

Articles

 

Schiffman EL, Velly AM, Look JO, Hodges JS, Swift JQ, Decker KL, Anderson QN, Templeton RB, Lenton PA, Kang W, Fricton JR. Effects of four treatment strategies for temporomandibular joint closed lock. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014 Feb;43(2):217-26. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2013.07.744. Epub 2013 Sep 14.

Fernandes P, Velly AM, Anderson GC. A randomized controlled clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of an external mandibular support device during dental care for patients with temporomandibular disorders. Gen Dent. 2013 Sep-Oct;61(6):26-31.

Schwartz JS, Young M, Velly AM, Nguyen LH. The Evolution of Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Diversity in US Otolaryngology Residency Programs. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jul;149(1):71-6. doi: 10.1177/0194599813485063. Epub 2013 Apr 12.

Lima-Verde AC, Pozza DH, Rodrigues LL, Velly AM, Guimarães AS. Cross-cultural adaptation and validation for Portuguese (Brazilian) of the pictorial representation of illness and self measure instrument in orofacial pain patients. J Orofac Pain. 2013; 27: 271-5. doi: 10.11607/jop.1070.

Shaefer JR, Holland N, Whelan JS, Velly AM. Pain and temporomandibular disorders: a pharmaco-gender dilemma. Dent Clin North Am. 2013 Apr;57(2):233-62.

Velly AM, Schiffman EL, Rindal DB, Cunha-Cruz J, Gilbert GH, Lehmann M, Horowitz A, Fricton J. The feasibility of a clinical trial of pain related to temporomandibular muscle and joint disorders: The results of a survey from the Collaboration on Networked Dental and Oral Research dental practice-based research networks. Journal of the American Dental Association 2013; 144:e01-10.

Muller-Bolla M, Lupi-Pégurier L, Bardakjian H, Velly AM. Effectiveness of school-based dental sealant programs among children from low-income backgrounds in France: a pragmatic randomized clinical trial. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2013 Jun;41(3):232-41. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12011. Epub 2012 Oct 17.2012; doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12011.

Basi DL, Velly AM, Schiffman EL, Lenton PA, Besspiata DA, Rankin AM, Hughes PJ, Swift JQ, Kehl LJ. Human Temporomandibular Joint and Myofascial Pain Biochemical Profiles: A Case-Control Study. Journal Oral Rehabilitation 2012; 39:326-37.

Muller-Bolla M, Repetto A, Velly AM. A Graphic Tool to Help Consumers Determine When to Change Toothbrush. A Cohort Study. International Dental Journal 2012; 62:154-60.

Su H, Velly AM, Mohammad S, Benarroch M, Trifiro M, Schipper HM, Gornitsky M. Altered Redox Homeostasis in Human Diabetic Saliva. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine 2012; 41:235-41.

Taghzouti N, Xiong X, Gornitsky M, Chandad F, Voyer R, Xu H, Tulandi T, Wei B, Sénécal J, Velly AM, Salah MH, Fraser WD. Periodontal Disease is not Associated with Preeclampsia in Canadian Pregnant Women. Journal of Periodontology 2012; 83:871-7.

Kato T, Velly AM, Nakane T, Masuda Y, Maki S. Age is Associated with Self-reported Sleep Bruxism, Independently of Tooth Loss. Sleep and Breathing 2011; 16(4): 1159-65.

Velly AM, Look JO, Carlson C, Lenton PA, Kang W, Holcroft CA, Fricton JR. The Effect of Catastrophizing and Depression on Chronic Pain - A Prospective Cohort Study of Temporomandibular Muscle and Joint Pain Disorders. Pain 2011; 152:2377-83.

Joseph C, Velly AM, Pierre A, Bourgeois D, Muller-Bolla M. Dental Health of 6-Year Old Children in Alpes Maritimes, France. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry 2011; 12:257-64.

Rodriguez de Sotillo D, Velly AM, Hadley M, Fricton JR. Evidence of Oxidative Stress in Temporomandibular Disorders: A Pilot Study. Journal Oral Rehabilitation 2011; 38:722-8.

Courson F, Velly AM, Droz D, Lupi-Pégurier L, Muller-Bolla M. Clinical Decision on Pit and Fissure Sealing According to the Occlusal Morphology. A Descriptive Study. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2011; 12:43-9.

Velly AM, Fricton JR. The Impact of Comorbid Conditions on Management of Temporomandibular Disorders. The Journal of the American Dental Association 2011; 142:170-2.

Faria S, Joshua B, Patrocinio H, Dal Pra A, Cury F, Velly AM, Souhami L. Searching for Optimal Dose-volume Constraints to Reduce Rectal Toxicity after Hypofractionated Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2010; 22:810-7.

Velly AM, Look JO, Schiffman E, Lenton PA, Kang W, Messner RP, Hoclroft CA, Fricton JR. The Effect of Fibromyalgia and Widespread Pain on the Clinically Significant Temporomandibular Muscle and Joint Pain Disorders - A Prospective 18-Month Cohort Study. Journal of Pain 2010; 11:1155-64.

Fricton JR, Look JO, Wright E, Alencar FG, Chen H, Lang M, Ouyang W, Velly AM. Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Evaluating Intraoral Orthopedic Appliances for Temporomandibular Disorders. Journal of Orofacial Pain 2010; 24:237-54.

Su H, Baron M, Benarroch M, Velly AM, Gornitsky M, Schipper HM. Altered Salivary Redox Homeostasis in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis. The Journal of Rheumatology 2010; 37:1858-63.

Fricton JR, Nixdorf DR, Schiffman EL, Velly AM, Look JO. Critical Appraisal of Methods used in Randomized Controlled Trials of Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders. Journal of Orofacial Pain 2010; 24:139-51.

Verronneau J, Velly AM, Muller-Bolla M. Prévention! Oui, mais quelle prévention? Journal d’Omnipratique dentaire 2010.

Truelove E, Pan W, Look J, Mancl L, Ohrbach R, Velly AM, Huggins K, Lenton P, Schiffman E. The Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders: Validity of Axis I Diagnoses. Journal of Orofacial Pain 2010; 24:35-47.

Schiffman E, Ohrbach R, Truelove E, Feng T, Anderson G, Pan W, Gonzalez Y, John M, Sommers E, List T, Velly AM, Look J. The Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders. V: methods used to establish and validate revised Axis I diagnostic algorithms. Journal of Orofacial Pain 2010; 24:63-78.

Muller-Bolla M, Courson F, Droz D, Lupi-Pégurier L, Velly AM. Definition of the At-Risk Occlusal

Surface of Permanent Molars. A Descriptive Study. The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 2009; 34:35-42.

Fricton JR, Velly AM, Ouyang W, Look JO. Does Exercise Therapy Improve Headache – A Systematic Review with Meta-analyses. Current Pain & Headache Reports 2009; 13:413-9.

Sullivan MJ, Thibault P, Simmonds MJ, Milioto M, Cantin AP, Velly AM. Pain, Perceived Injustice and the Persistence of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms during the Course of Rehabilitation for Whiplash Injuries. Pain 2009; 145:325-31.

Su H, Gornitsky M, Velly AM, Yu H, Benarroch M, Schipper HM. Salivary DNA, Lipid, and Protein Oxidation in Nonsmokers with Periodontal Disease. Free Radical Biology and Medicine 2009; 46: 914-21.

Su H, Gornitsky M, Geng G, Velly AM, Chertkow H, Schipper HM. Diurnal Variations in Salivary Protein Carbonyl Levels in Normal and Cognitively-impaired Human Subjects. Age 2008; 30:1-9.

Nixdorf D, Alonso AA, Velly AM. Neurovascular Pains: Implications of Migraine for the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. Oral Maxillofacial Surgical Clinics of North America 2008; 20:221–35.

Adams H, Thibault P, Davidson N, Simmonds M, Velly AM, Sullivan MJ. Depression Augments Activity-Related Pain in Women but not in Men with Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions. Pain Research & Management 2008; 13:236-42.

Kardash K, Sarrazin F, Tessler MJ, Velly AM. Single-dose Dexamethasone Reduces Dynamic Pain after Total Hip Arthroplasty. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2008; 106:1253-7.

Tremblay I, Beaulieu Y, Bernier A, Crombez G, Laliberté S, Thibault P, Velly AM, Sullivan MJ. Pain Catastrophizing Scale for Francophone Adolescents: A Preliminary Validation. Pain Research & Management 2008; 13:19-24.

Muller-Bolla M, Lupi-Pégurier L, Bertrand MF, Velly AM. Manual Toothbrush Wear and Consequences on Plaque Removal. The Journal of Clinical Dentistry 2007; 18:73-8.

Moulin DE, Clark AJ, Gilron I, Ware MA, Watson CP, Sessle BJ, Coderre T, Morley-Forster PK, Stinson J, Boulanger A, Peng P, Finley GA, Taenzer P, Squire P, Dion D, Cholkan A, Gilani A, Gordon A, Henry J, Jovey R, Lynch M, Mailis-Gagnon A, Panju A, Rollamn GB, Velly AM. Canadian Pain Society. Pharmacological Management of Chronic Neuropathic Pain - Consensus Statement and Guidelines from the Canadian Pain Society. Pain Research & Management 2007; 12:13-21.

Kardash K, Hickey D, Tessler MJ, Payne S, Zukor D, Velly AM. Obturator Versus Femoral Nerve Block for Analgesia After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2007; 105:853-8.

Muller-Bola M, Lupi-Pegurier L, Quatrehomme G, Velly AM, Bolla M. Retention of Resin-Based Pit and Fissure Sealants. Systematic Review. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2006; 34:321-36.

Muller-Bolla M, Zakarian B, Lupi-Pégurier L, Velly AM. Etat de santé bucco-dentaire et risque de carie individuel en fonction de la zone de scolarisation à éducation prioritaire ou non : enquête épidémiologique en 2004-2005 dans la ville de Nice. Revue d’Odontos-stomatologie 2006; 35:219-38.

Kardash KJ, Garzon J, Velly AM, Tessler MJ. Ketorolac Analgesia for Inguinal Hernia Repair is not Improved by Peripheral Administration. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 2005; 52:613-7.

Muller-Bola M, Lupi-Pegurier L, Velly AM, Bolla M. A Survey of Disinfection of Irreverisble Hydrocolloid and Silicone Impressions in European Union Dental Schools: Epidemiologic Study. The International Journal of Prostodontics 2004; 17:165-71.

Gornitsky M, Shenouda G, Suitanem K, Hier M, Black M, Katz H, Velly AM. Double-Blind Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of Pilocarpine to Salvage Salivary Gland Function during Radiation Therapy of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer. Oral surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology 2004; 98:45-52.

Muller-Bola M, Lupi-Pegurier L, Quatrehomme G, Velly AM, Bolla M. Age Estimation from Teeth in Children and Adolescents. Journal of Forensic Science 2003; 48:140-8.

Muller-Bola M, Velly AM, Lupi-Pegurier L, Bolla, M. Les scellements des puits et des fissures. Le point sur les études cliniques. Revue d’Odontos-stomatologie 2003; 32:191-211.

Velly AM, Gornitsky M, Phillipe P. Contributing Factors to Chronic Myofascial Pain - A Case-Control Study. Pain 2003; 104:491-9.

Velly AM, Gornitsky M, Phillipe P. A Case-Control Study of Temporomandibular Disorders. Symptomatic Disc Displacement. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 2002; 29:408-16.

Gornitsky M, Paradis I, Landaverde G, Malo A, Velly AM. A Clinical and Microbiological Evaluation of Denture Cleansers for Geriatric Patients in Long Term Care Institutions. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association 2002; 68:39-45.

Velly AM, Phillipe P, Gornitsky M. Heterogeneneity in Temporomandibular Disorders. A Case-Control Analysis: TMD Clusters and Controls. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 2002; 29:969-79.

Velly AM, Franco EL, Schlecht N, Pintos J, Kowalski LP, Oliveira BV, Curado MP. Relationship between Dental Factors and Risk of Upper Aero-Digestive Tract Cancer. European Journal of Cancer 1998; 34:284-91.

Velly AM, Montplaisir J, Rompré PR, Lund JL, Lavigne GJ. Bruxism and Other Oro-Facial Movements During Sleep. Journal of Craniomandibular Disorders: Facial & Oral Pain 1992; 6:71-81.

Lavigne, G, Velly AM, Montplaisir J. Muscle Pain, Dyskinesia and Sleep. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 1991; 69:679-82.

Charbonneau A, Dao TTT, Lavigne GJ, Velly AM. Les douleurs et les dysfonctions cranio‑mandibulaires. Partie III: Le bruxisme et autres dyskinésies bucco‑faciales. Bull. de S.D.M. 1991; vol XXXI, 5:6‑7.

Book chapters, reports, monographs and theses

 

Velly AM, List T, Lobbezoo F. Comorbid Pain and Psychological Conditions in Patients with Orofacial Pain. In: Sessle B ed. Orofacial Pain. IASP Press, Seattle: 2014. Chapter 4.

Velly AM, Schweinhardt P, Fricton J. Comorbid conditions: How they affect orofacial pain. In: Greene CS, Laskin DM, eds. Treatment of TMDs: Bridging the Gap Between Advances in Research and Clinical Patient Management. Chicago: Quintessence, 2013. p. 47-56.

Velly AM, Hong C, Ferreira J, Fricton J. Fibromyalgia and Widespread Pain, and Temporomandibular Pain Disorders. In: Moore RJ, ed. Handbook on Pain and Palliative Care. New York: Springer, 2012. p. 399-415.

Sullivan MJL, Simmonds M, Velly AM. Pain, Depression, Disability and Rehabilitation. Outcomes Studies and Research Projects, Report R-675, Montréal, IRSST. 2011.

Velly AM, Look J, Myers S, Ko CC, Kaimal S, Ferreira J, Springsteen J, Schiffman E, Rhodus N, Fricton J. Temporomandibular Muscle and Joint Disorders: Progress in Research with NICDR's TMJ Implant Registry and Repository. In: McNamara JA Jr, Kapila SD, eds. Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain: Separating Controversy from Consensus. Monograph 46, Craniofacial Growth Series, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry and Center for Human Growth and Development, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2009. p. 265-281.

Sullivan MJL, Thibault O, Savard A, Velly AM. Chapter 20: Pain and Function A Psychosocial Perspective. In: Feuerstein M, ed. Handbook of Cancer Survivorship. New York: Springer, 2006. p. 361-380.

Velly AM. Les facteurs de risque des désordres temporo-mandibulaires. PhD thesis. Study developed with the direction of Dr. Pierre Philippe and Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky. Université de Montréal, 2000.

Velly AM. Études sur les dyskinésies bucco-faciales pendant le sommeil. MSc thesis. Study developed with the direction of Dr. Gilles Lavigne and Dr J. Montplaisir. Université de Montréal, 1992.