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Gilles Lavigne, D.M.D., M.Sc.

Gilles Lavigne, D.M.D., M.Sc.Gilles Lavigne is full professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, Université de Montréal.









Université de Montréal
Roger-Gaudry Building,
Room D550 Montreal, Quebec

Phone: 514-343-2310
Email :gilles.lavigne@umontreal.ca


Physiological and pharmacological studies of abnormal movements during sleep: bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), myoclonus, torticollis and periodic limb movement. 

Psychophysical and pharmacological studies of pain perception during sleep and while awake.

Study of the factors influencing vigilance in chronic pain sufferers: assessment with a driving simulator and neuropsychological tests. 

Modulation of mastication by certain peptides in animals during sleep and while awake.



Bruxisme, douleur, mouvement périodiques des jambes, myoclonies, et torticolis.


Rompré PH, Daigle-Landry D, Guitard F, Montplaisir JY, Lavigne GJ. Identification of a sleep bruxism subgroup with a higher risk of pain. J Dent Res. 2007 Sep;86(9):837-42.

Dauvilliers Y, Pennestri MH, Petit D, Dang-Vu T, Lavigne G, Montplaisir J. Periodic leg movements during sleep and wakefulness in narcolepsy. J Sleep Res. 2007 Sep;16(3):333-9.

Walters AS, Lavigne G, Hening W, Picchietti DL, Allen RP, Chokroverty S, Kushida CA, Bliwise DL, Mahowald MW, Schenck CH, Ancoli-Israel S. The scoring of movements in sleep. J Clin Sleep Med. 2007 Mar 15;3(2):155-67. Review.

Pennestri MH, Montplaisir J, Colombo R, Lavigne G, Lanfranchi PA. Nocturnal blood pressure changes in patients with restless legs syndrome. Neurology. 2007 Apr 10;68(15):1213-8.

Huynh NT, Rompré PH, Montplaisir JY, Manzini C, Okura K, Lavigne GJ. Comparison of various treatments for sleep bruxism using determinants of number needed to treat and effect size. Int J Prosthodont. 2006 Sep-Oct;19(5):435-41. Review.

Lavigne GJ, Huynh N, Kato T, Okura K, Adachi K, Yao D, Sessle B. Genesis of sleep bruxism: motor and autonomic-cardiac interactions. Arch Oral Biol. 2007 Apr;52(4):381-4. Epub 2007 Feb 20. Review.

Bélanger L, Vallières A, Ivers H, Moreau V, Lavigne G, Morin CM. Meta-analysis of sleep changes in control groups of insomnia treatment trials. J Sleep Res. 2007 Mar;16(1):77-84.

Landry ML, Rompré PH, Manzini C, Guitard F, de Grandmont P, Lavigne GJ. Reduction of sleep bruxism using a mandibular advancement device: an experimental controlled study. Int J Prosthodont. 2006 Nov-Dec;19(6):549-56.

Huynh N, Kato T, Rompré PH, Okura K, Saber M, Lanfranchi PA, Montplaisir JY, Lavigne GJ. Sleep bruxism is associated to micro-arousals and an increase in cardiac sympathetic activity. J Sleep Res. 2006 Sep;15(3):339-46.

Huynh N, Lavigne GJ, Lanfranchi PA, Montplaisir JY, de Champlain J. The effect of 2 sympatholytic medications--propranolol and clonidine--on sleep bruxism: experimental randomized controlled studies. Sleep. 2006 Mar 1;29(3):307-16.


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