Aurelio A. Alonso, DDS, PhD, MS Aurelio A. Alonso, DDS, PhD, MS

Aurelio A. Alonso, DDS, PhD, MS

Dentist, Pain Medicine Specialist

4.80 out of 5  (120 ratings, 36 reviews)
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919-576-8521 Office number
919-576-8811
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance providers. At Duke Innovative Pain Therapies at Brier Creek, all services may not be covered. Please contact Duke Innovative Pain Therapies at Brier Creek at 919-660-9000 to confirm that we accept your insurance plan, and what (if any) co-payments, co-insurances and deductibles will be your responsibility. For services at other locations, please call your insurance company to confirm your access to health care services.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I am a dentist with special training in temporomandibular disorders, orofacial pain and sleep medicine, specifically, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Orofacial pain can be very debilitating and interfere with all aspects of patient life. When I see patients with orofacial pain, I first try to understand them and their pain. I want to ensure that when they leave my office they have a precise diagnosis and treatment plan. It is also very important for patients to understand their conditions and the ways they will be managed. The most rewarding part of my job is to see patients improve and get back to enjoying life. I practiced five years of general dentistry in my home country, Brazil, before realizing orofacial pain was my passion and moving to the United States. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Portuguese
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Experience
Duke Spine Services

I am part of a team of spine orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons that offers a full spectrum of spine surgery options, including disc replacement to relieve pain and swelling, complex reconstructive surgeries for scoliosis, and procedures to remove spinal cancer lesions.

My surgical specialties
  • Anterior spinal fusion
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  • Posterior spinal fusion
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
40,753
Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
40,753
My surgical specialties
  • Anterior spinal fusion
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  • Posterior spinal fusion
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Training
EDUCATION
DDS, University of Ribeiro Preto (UNAERP) School of Dentistry (Brazil), 1997
MS, Dentistry, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2007
PhD, Oral Biology, University of Minnesota, 2009
RESIDENCY
Prosthodontics, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) School of Dentistry (Brazil), 1998-2000
Temporomandibular Disorder and Orofacial Pain, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2003-2005
FELLOWSHIP
Orofacial Pain, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Dentistry, 2002-2003
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orofacial Pain, Orofacial
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in all aspects of orofacial pain, specifically, myofascial pain, headaches and sleep disorders. The relationship between pain and sleep have always fascinated me. I am also interested in how stem cells can help reduce patient pain in hopes that this modality can be used in orofacial pain in the future.

PUBLICATIONS
View Aurelio Alonso's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.80 out of 5 (120 ratings, 36 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.