Borromeo Mina

A/Prof. Gelsomina L Borromeo


A/Prof. Gelsomina L Borromeo
A/Prof. Gelsomina L Borromeo


Telephone: +61 3 9341 1489


  • BSc (Hons) (Dept of Physiology, Monash University)
  • BDSc (University of Melbourne)
  • MScMed (Pain Management) (Faculty of Pain Medicine, Sydney University)
  • PhD (Dept of Physiology, Monash University)
  • FFPMANZCA (Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists)


  • University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    • Convenor, Special Needs Dentistry
    • Senior Lecturer, Special Needs Dentistry, Bachelor of Oral Health, Bachelor of Dental Science
    • Senior Lecturer, Orofacial Pain, Bachelor of Oral Health, Bachelor of Dental Science
    • Tutor, Oral Medicine, Bachelor of Dental Science
  • Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Australia
    • Special Needs Dentist
  • St Vincent’s Hospital, Barbara Walker Centre for Pain Management
    • Dental Pain Consultant


  • After completing my undergraduate training I commenced research in the Oral Anatomy, Medicine and Surgery Unit, University of Melbourne looking at aspects of temporomandibular disorders and the link with jaw muscle function. This led me onto completing a PhD in the area. This further sparked an interest in orofacial pain and hence studying aspects of autonomic function and how they pertain to chronic pain. During this time I also commenced work at Austin Health and took particular interest in dental management of medically compromised patients with an emphasis on transplant recipients. I have recently been appointed Convenor of Special Needs Dentistry which will allow amalgamation of my clinical and research interest.


  • Effects of bisphosphonates on orofacial structures
  • Masseter muscle EMG analysis in chronic orofacial pain
  • Use of autonomic blockade in treatment of orofacial pain
  • Use of Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC) in assessment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
  • Single motor unit activity in the human orofacial muscle
  • Outcomes of dental treatment in transplant and radiation oncology patients


  • The link between bisphosphorate use and delayed dental healing and ONJ.
  • Single motor unit activity in the human sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) during resting posture and defined motor tasks.
  • International Collaboration on the use of RDC in TMD



  • Australian Dental Association (Australian and Victorian Branches)
  • Oral Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain (ANZAOP)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)


  • Special needs dentistry
  • Medically compromised patients
  • Orofacial pain and TMD