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Caroline Bissonnette

Professeure adjointe

Faculté de médecine dentaire - Département de stomatologie

Secondary number: 514 343-7132 (Travail 1)
Secondary email: (Travail)



  • 2016 — Doctorat en médecine dentaire — — Université de Montréal
  • 2017 — Certificat de résidence multidisciplinaire en médecine dentaire — — Université de Montréal
  • 2020 — Maîtrise en science — — The Ohio State University
  • 2020 — Certificat en pathologie buccale et maxillofaciale — — The Ohio State University
  • 2022 — Certificat en médecine buccale — — Atrium Health - Carolinas Medical Center

Affiliations and responsabilities

Professional titles and affiliations

Clinical and professional activities

Activités cliniques:

Titles: corporations and professional organizations

Fellow du Collège royal des dentistes du Canada (RCDC)

Diplomate de l'American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (ABOMP)

Membre de l’American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP)

Membre de l'American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM)

Membre de l’Académie canadienne de pathologie buccale et maxillo-faciale et de médecine buccale (CAOMPOM)

Membre de la Fédération des dentistes spécialistes du Québec (FDSQ)

Membre de l’Association des spécialistes en médecine buccale du Québec (ASMBQ)

Membre de l’Ordre des dentistes du Québec (ODQ)

Teaching and supervision



Publications and presentations


Brennan MT, Riordain RN, Long-Simpson L, Bissonnette C, Lizano M, Madsen LS. Oral lichen planus clinician reported outcome measure: Development, content validity, and further development. Oral Dis. 2022 Nov 8. doi: 10.1111/odi.14430.

Wang D, Pei P, Shea FF, Bissonnette C, Nieto K, Din C, Liu Y, Schwendeman SP, Lin YX, Richard S, Mallery SR. Fenretinide Combines Perturbation of Signaling Kinases, Cell-Extracellular Matrix Interactions and Matrix Metalloproteinase Activation to Inhibit Invasion in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma cells. Carcinogenesis. 2022 Aug 17:bgac070. doi: 10.1093/carcin/bgac070. 

Wang YS, Bissonnette C, Brett C, McNamara KK, Tatakis DN. Multiple Epithelial Origin Complications Following Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft for Root Coverage. Clin Adv Periodontics. 2021 Sep;11(3):140-144. doi: 10.1002/cap.10146. 

Mutalik VS, Bissonnette C, Kalmar JR, McNamara KK. Unique Oral Presentations of Deep Fungal Infections: A Report of Four Cases. Head Neck Pathol. 2021 Jun;15(2):682-690. doi: 10.1007/s12105-020-01217-0. 

Bissonnette C, Shilo K, Liebner D, Rogers A, Pollock RE, Iwenofu OH. An EWSR1-CREB3L1 Fusion Gene in Extraskeletal Undifferentiated Round Cell Sarcoma Expands the Spectrum of Genetic Landscape in the "Ewing-Like" Undifferentiated Round Cell Sarcomas. Int J Surg Pathol. 2021 Feb;29(1):109-116. doi: 10.1177/1066896920929081.

Bissonnette C, McNamara K, Kalmar J. Oral Complications in Cancer Patients: A Review of Practical Interventions in the Dental Setting. Journal of the Michigan Dental Association – Invited Review. April 2020: 37-43

Mallery SR, Wang D, Santiago B, Pei P, Bissonnette C, Jayawardena JA, Schwendeman SP, Spinney R, Lang J. Fenretinide, Tocilizumab, and Reparixin Provide Multifaceted Disruption of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stem Cell Properties: Implications for Tertiary Chemoprevention. Mol Cancer Ther. 2019 Dec;18(12):2308-2320. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-19-0361. 

Tremblay C, Beaudry P, Bissonnette C, Gauthier CA, Girard S, Milot MP, Durand R, Huynh N. Periodontitis and obstructive sleep apnea: a literature review. Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine. 2017;4(4):103-110.

Bissonnette C, Kauzman A, Mainville GN. Oral Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Diagnosis, Treatment and Challenges: A Systematic Review. Head Neck Pathol. 2017 Dec;11(4):427-441. doi: 10.1007/s12105-017-0804-3. 


Présentations - Congrès scientifiques

American Academy of Oral Medicine

Brennan MT, Bissonnette C, Lizano M, Long-Simpson L, Ni Riordain R, Madsen LS. New Investigator Global Assessment Scale in Lichen Planus: OLP IGA. Oral Abstract - 2022 Annual Meeting 

Bissonnette C, Lizano M, Noll J, Ni Riordain R, Brennan MT. Expanding Patient-Centered Outcome Measures in Oral Lichen Planus Management. Oral Abstract - 2022 Annual Meeting

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Bissonnette C, Habibi N, Pei P, Lahann J, Mallery SR. Biodegradable Polylactide-co-Glycolide-Chitosan Janus Nanoparticles (JNP) for the Local Delivery of the IL-6R Receptor Antagonist, Tocilizumab, for Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) Chemoprevention. Oral Abstract - 2020 Annual Meeting

Bissonnette C, McNamara K, Kalmar J. Inflammatory Fibroid Polyp of the Oral Mucosa: Under-Reported Lesion or a Novel Presentation of a Benign Gastrointestinal Tumor? Poster Presentation - 2019 Annual Meeting


  • Dentistry

Areas of expertise

  • Oral medicine
  • Histopathology
  • Radiological diagnosis
  • Oral cancer and oral premalignant lesions