Fernando Pereira Exposto
A dentist with an interest in tension type headache
Fernando Pereira Exposto is a dentist by training and is currently doing his PhD on tension type headache at Aarhus University. “I’m a dentist by training and after working as a dentist for a while I started getting into temporomandibular disorders which is pain in the masticatory muscles and the temporomandibular joint. This is what I wanted to do, so I went to the US and I did a training in oral facial pain.
"As a dentist interested in facial pain and tension type headache, this is a very good programme.”
Dentist and Ph.D. student at Aarhus University, From Portugal
In the US when you talk about oral facial pain you talk about muscle pain and joint pain but you also talk about nerve pain and headaches. I started getting interested in other kinds of head pain, and now I am at Aarhus University doing my PhD on tension type headache.”
A high level of Scientific Knowledge
Fernando Pereira Exposto joined the master program to learn more about the field of headache. He hopes to get knowledge to improve both his clinical practice and his research, but it is especially the research part that interests him.
“So far the program has been very good. The scientific knowledge is high, and they will give you a lot of papers to read with many different perspectives on headache disorders. I like the research part and I like learning about the different mechanisms behind headache disorders. I hope to gain new knowledge to improve both my research and clinical practice”.
Interview from 2017