Francisco Plaza Villegas

Francisco Plaza Villegas

Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Orofacial Pain Center

Francisco Plaza Villegas
Contact Info:
Campus: Corktown Campus
Building: School of Dentistry
Room: DC 433
Phone: 313-494-6635
Francisco Plaza Villegas
TMJ Pathology


  • D.D.S., Central University of Venezuela
  • M.S., Autonomous University of Tamaulipas
  • M.S., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey


Prof. Plaza Villegas teaches growth and development, orthodontics, and orofacial pain to dental students and orthodontics graduate residents. He has received several teaching awards. Dr. Plaza holds a D.D.S. from Universidad Central de Venezuela, a M.S. in Orthodontics from Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico, a M.S. in Oral Biology and a Fellow in Orofacial Pain from Rutgers University, formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He joined the university in 2011.