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Paul-Henri Cesar, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Neurology
HCT 1520 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Overview

After completing an internal medicine internship and neurology residency at Boston University Medical Center in 2005, Dr. Cesar did his headache fellowship training at Columbia University in New York. In 2006, he was hired by the Columbia University Department of Neurology as an assistant attending physician, and in 2009 he became the director of Headache Medicine. After practicing as a headache specialist for eight years, he joined the Department of Neurology at Keck Medicine in 2014.

Dr. Cesar has experience treating common and uncommon headache and facial pain syndromes and is an expert in compiling pertinent information to obtain the correct diagnosis and treatment regimens. He has a strong clinical background and is an experienced Botox injector for chronic migraine. Dr. Cesar also has experience treating general neurologic disorders and other pain disorders. Dr. Cesar is interested in medical student/resident education and plans to apply his clinical skills to conducting research in the treatment of chronic migraines and refractory headaches at USC.

Awards

Patient's Choice Award

Compassionate Doctor Award

Publications

Hernandes DK, Arrais CA, Lima Ed, Cesar PF, Rodrigues JA. Influence of resin cement shade on the color and translucency of ceramic veneers. J Appl Oral Sci. 2016 Jul-Aug; 24(4):391-6. View in: PubMed

Basílio Mde A, Delben JA, Cesar PF, Rizkalla AS, Santos Junior GC, Arioli Filho JN. Failure modes of Y-TZP abutments with external hex implant-abutment connection determined by fractographic analysis. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2016 Jul; 60:187-94. View in: PubMed

Polli GS, Hatanaka GR, Abi-Rached Fde O, Pinelli LA, Góes Mde S, Cesar PF, Reis JM. Effect of Grinding and Resintering on the Fatigue Limit and Surface Characterization of a Y-TZP Ceramic. Braz Dent J. 2016 Jul-Aug; 27(4):468-75. View in: PubMed

Castro FL, Pazinatto FB, de Lima É, Cesar PF, Reges RV. The effect of preheating and opacity on the sorption and solubility of a composite resin. Gen Dent. 2016 Jul-Aug; 64(4):57-61. View in: PubMed

Ramos Nde C, Campos TM, Paz IS, Machado JP, Bottino MA, Cesar PF, Melo RM. Microstructure characterization and SCG of newly engineered dental ceramics. Dent Mater. 2016 Jul; 32(7):870-8. View in: PubMed

Dos Santos DM, da Silva EV, Vechiato-Filho AJ, Cesar PF, Rangel EC, da Cruz NC, Goiato MC. Aging effect of atmospheric air on lithium disilicate ceramic after nonthermal plasma treatment. J Prosthet Dent. 2016 Jun; 115(6):780-7. View in: PubMed

Soares RD, Rodrigues JA, Cassoni A, Cruz A, Simões CO, Pasqua-Neto JD, Gehrke SA, Blay A, Cesar PF, Shibli JA. In Vitro Behavior of Osteoblasts on Zirconia After Different Intensities of Erbium, Chromium-Doped: Yttrium, Scandium, Gallium, and Garnet-Laser Irradiation. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 May; 27(3):784-8. View in: PubMed

Ramos CM, Cesar PF, Bonfante EA, Rubo JH, Wang L, Borges AF. Fractographic principles applied to Y-TZP mechanical behavior analysis. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2016 Apr; 57:215-23. View in: PubMed

Amaral M, Cesar PF, Bottino MA, Lohbauer U, Valandro LF. Fatigue behavior of Y-TZP ceramic after surface treatments. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2016 Apr; 57:149-56. View in: PubMed

Kaizer MR, Gonçalves AP, Soares PB, Zhang Y, Cesar PF, Cava SS, Moraes RR. Mono or polycrystalline alumina-modified hybrid ceramics. Dent Mater. 2016 Mar; 32(3):450-60. View in: PubMed

Yoshimura HN, Chimanski A, Cesar PF. Systematic approach to preparing ceramic-glass composites with high translucency for dental restorations. Dent Mater. 2015 Oct; 31(10):1188-97. View in: PubMed

Dos Santos DM, Vechiato-Filho AJ, da Silva EV, Goiato MC, Cesar PF, Rangel EC, da Cruz NC. Aging Effect of Atmospheric Air on Zirconia Surfaces Treated by Nonthermal Plasma. J Adhes Dent. 2015 Oct; 17(5):413-9. View in: PubMed

DE Souza G, Braga RR, Cesar PF, Lopes GC. Correlation between clinical performance and degree of conversion of resin cements: a literature review. J Appl Oral Sci. 2015 Aug; 23(4):358-68. View in: PubMed

Ramos CM, Tabata AS, Cesar PF, Rubo JH, Fracisconi PA, Sanches Borges AF. Application of Micro-Raman Spectroscopy to the Study of Yttria-Stabilized Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystal (Y-TZP) Phase Transformation. Appl Spectrosc. 2015 Jul; 69(7):810-4. View in: PubMed

Otani A, Amaral M, May LG, Cesar PF, Valandro LF. A critical evaluation of bond strength tests for the assessment of bonding to Y-TZP. Dent Mater. 2015 Jun; 31(6):648-56. View in: PubMed

Borba M, Duan Y, Griggs JA, Cesar PF, Della Bona Á. Effect of ceramic infrastructure on the failure behavior and stress distribution of fixed partial dentures. Dent Mater. 2015 Apr; 31(4):413-22. View in: PubMed

de Araújo MD, Miranda RB, Fredericci C, Yoshimura HN, Cesar PF. Effect of fiber addition on slow crack growth of a dental porcelain. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2015 Apr; 44:85-95. View in: PubMed

da Silva LH, Ribeiro S, Borges AL, Cesar PF, Tango RN. FEA and microstructure characterization of a one-piece Y-TZP abutment. Dent Mater. 2014 Nov; 30(11):e283-8. View in: PubMed

Ramos CM, Cesar PF, Lia Mondelli RF, Tabata AS, de Souza Santos J, Sanches Borges AF. Bond strength and Raman analysis of the zirconia-feldspathic porcelain interface. J Prosthet Dent. 2014 Oct; 112(4):886-94. View in: PubMed

Maeda FA, Bello-Silva MS, Eduardo Cd, Miranda Junior WG, Cesar PF. Association of different primers and resin cements for adhesive bonding to zirconia ceramics. J Adhes Dent. 2014 Jun; 16(3):261-5. View in: PubMed

Feitosa SA, Corazza PH, Cesar PF, Bottino MA, Valandro LF. Pressable feldspathic inlays in premolars: effect of cementation strategy and mechanical cycling on the adhesive bond between dentin and restoration. J Adhes Dent. 2014 Apr; 16(2):147-54. View in: PubMed

Amaral M, Belli R, Cesar PF, Valandro LF, Petschelt A, Lohbauer U. The potential of novel primers and universal adhesives to bond to zirconia. J Dent. 2014 Jan; 42(1):90-8. View in: PubMed

Gonzaga CC, Ramos FL, Mendes AP, Correr GM, Runnacles P, Fukushima KA, Cesar PF. Effect of water storage and surface treatment on the microshear bond strength of different luting cements to zirconia. Gen Dent. 2013 Nov-Dec; 61(7):e19-22. View in: PubMed

Borba M, Miranda WG, Cesar PF, Griggs JA, Bona AD. Evaluation of the adaptation of zirconia-based fixed partial dentures using micro-CT technology. Braz Oral Res. 2013 Sep-Oct; 27(5):396-402. View in: PubMed

Marchi J, Amorim EM, Lazar DR, Ussui V, Bressiani AH, Cesar PF. Physico-chemical characterization of zirconia-titania composites coated with an apatite layer for dental implants. Dent Mater. 2013 Sep; 29(9):954-62. View in: PubMed

Borba M, Cesar PF, Griggs JA, Della Bona A. Step-stress analysis for predicting dental ceramic reliability. Dent Mater. 2013 Aug; 29(8):913-8. View in: PubMed

Meira JB, Reis BR, Tanaka CB, Ballester RY, Cesar PF, Versluis A, Swain MV. Residual stresses in Y-TZP crowns due to changes in the thermal contraction coefficient of veneers. Dent Mater. 2013 May; 29(5):594-601. View in: PubMed

Ornaghi BP, Meier MM, Rosa V, Cesar PF, Lohbauer U, Braga RR. Subcritical crack growth and in vitro lifetime prediction of resin composites with different filler distributions. Dent Mater. 2012 Sep; 28(9):985-95. View in: PubMed

Sgura R, Medeiros IS, Cesar PF, Campos AA, Hernandes AC. Porcelain monolayers and porcelain/alumina bilayers reinforced by Al2O3/GdAlO3 fibers. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2012 Jan; 5(1):110-5. View in: PubMed

Eduardo Cde P, Bello-Silva MS, Moretto SG, Cesar PF, de Freitas PM. Microtensile bond strength of composite resin to glass-infiltrated alumina composite conditioned with Er,Cr:YSGG laser. Lasers Med Sci. 2012 Jan; 27(1):7-14. View in: PubMed

Borba M, de Araújo MD, de Lima E, Yoshimura HN, Cesar PF, Griggs JA, Della Bona A. Flexural strength and failure modes of layered ceramic structures. Dent Mater. 2011 Dec; 27(12):1259-66. View in: PubMed

Borba M, Cesar PF, Griggs JA, Della Bona Á. Adaptation of all-ceramic fixed partial dentures. Dent Mater. 2011 Nov; 27(11):1119-26. View in: PubMed

Gonzaga CC, Cesar PF, Miranda WG, Yoshimura HN. Determination of the slow crack growth susceptibility coefficient of dental ceramics using different methods. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2011 Nov; 99(2):247-57. View in: PubMed

Borba M, de Araújo MD, Fukushima KA, Yoshimura HN, Cesar PF, Griggs JA, Della Bona A. Effect of the microstructure on the lifetime of dental ceramics. Dent Mater. 2011 Jul; 27(7):710-21. View in: PubMed

Rosa V, Cesar PF, Pereira CF, Pinto MM, Yoshimura HN. Effect of test environment and microstructure on the flexural strength of dental porcelains. J Prosthodont. 2011 Jun; 20(4):275-9. View in: PubMed

Gonzaga CC, Cesar PF, Miranda WG, Yoshimura HN. Slow crack growth and reliability of dental ceramics. Dent Mater. 2011 Apr; 27(4):394-406. View in: PubMed

Scherrer SS, Cesar PF, Swain MV. Direct comparison of the bond strength results of the different test methods: a critical literature review. Dent Mater. 2010 Feb; 26(2):e78-93. View in: PubMed

Gonzaga CC, Okada CY, Cesar PF, Miranda WG, Yoshimura HN. Effect of processing induced particle alignment on the fracture toughness and fracture behavior of multiphase dental ceramics. Dent Mater. 2009 Nov; 25(11):1293-301. View in: PubMed

Medeiros IS, Luz LA, Yoshimura HN, Cesar PF, Hernandes AC. Al2O3/GdAlO3 fiber for dental porcelain reinforcement. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2009 Oct; 2(5):471-7. View in: PubMed

Rosa V, Yoshimura HN, Pinto MM, Fredericci C, Cesar PF. Effect of ion exchange on strength and slow crack growth of a dental porcelain. Dent Mater. 2009 Jun; 25(6):736-43. View in: PubMed

Gonzaga CC, Yoshimura HN, Cesar PF, Miranda WG. Subcritical crack growth in porcelains, glass-ceramics, and glass-infiltrated alumina composite for dental restorations. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2009 May; 20(5):1017-24. View in: PubMed

Cesar PF, Soki FN, Yoshimura HN, Gonzaga CC, Styopkin V. Influence of leucite content on slow crack growth of dental porcelains. Dent Mater. 2008 Aug; 24(8):1114-22. View in: PubMed

Pinto MM, Cesar PF, Rosa V, Yoshimura HN. Influence of pH on slow crack growth of dental porcelains. Dent Mater. 2008 Jun; 24(6):814-23. View in: PubMed

Yoshimura HN, Cesar PF, Soki FN, Gonzaga CC. Stress intensity factor threshold in dental porcelains. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2008 May; 19(5):1945-51. View in: PubMed

Cesar PF, Gonzaga CC, Miranda WG, Yoshimura HN. Effect of ion exchange on hardness and fracture toughness of dental porcelains. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2007 Nov; 83(2):538-45. View in: PubMed

Sasahara RM, Ribeiro Fda C, Cesar PF, Yoshimura HN. Influence of the finishing technique on surface roughness of dental porcelains with different microstructures. Oper Dent. 2006 Sep-Oct; 31(5):577-83. View in: PubMed

Cesar PF, Yoshimura HN, Miranda WG, Miyazaki CL, Muta LM, Rodrigues Filho LE. Relationship between fracture toughness and flexural strength in dental porcelains. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2006 Aug; 78(2):265-73. View in: PubMed

Cesar PF, Yoshimura HN, Miranda Júnior WG, Okada CY. Correlation between fracture toughness and leucite content in dental porcelains. J Dent. 2005 Oct; 33(9):721-9. View in: PubMed

Cesar PF, Braga RR, Miranda WG, Romão W. Accuracy of fit and microleakage in ceramic restorations. Pract Proced Aesthet Dent. 2005 Jan-Feb; 17(1):53-4. View in: PubMed

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