LIN, Chia-shu

Our lab focuses on the central mechanisms underlying pain and oral functions. We primarily use the non-invasive neuroimaging methods, including structural and functional MRI, to investigate the brain signatures. More on our lab website.
The book authored by Dr. Chia-Shu Lin, Dental Neuroimaging: The Role of the Brain in Oral Functions, has been published by Wiley-Blackwells in 2022.
‘Brain, Behaviour and Dentistry’ – The first online course on the brain and behavioural issues for dental students and professionals, designed and lectured by Dr. Chia-Shu Lin, has been launched on 5/23 2022 via the international e-learning platform FutureLearn (a 4-week short online course).

LIN, Chia-Shu

Department of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

DDS (National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan)
MSc (Neuroscience) (Imperial College London, UK)
PhD (University of Oxford, UK)

Dentist (No. 10103) (Taiwan)
Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Programme (

Appointment Status
Professor (Department of Dentistry, College of Dentistry)

Adjunct Professor (Institute of Brain Science, School of Medicine)

Brain Neuroimaging, Oral Neuroscience, Behavioral Dentistry, Geriatric Dentistry

Selected Academic Distinctions
● 2020 list of the top 2% scientists in the world by the Ioannidis’ study, Stanford University (reference)
● Award for research excellence, Taiwan Dental Association (2019)
● Award for teaching excellence, Taiwan Dental Association (2018)
● Academic Excellence Award, National Yang-Ming University (2015/2017)
● Award for Teaching Excellence, National Yang-Ming University (2016)
● Best Poster, 15th Scientific Meeting of Asian Academy of Cranio-mandibular Disorders (AACMD), Daegu, Korea (2015)

Membership of Associated Professional Bodies
Association for Dental Sciences of the Republic of China

Taiwan Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders

Asian Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders

The International Association for Dental Research

Publications (5-year, key author)

H index= 18 (Google Scholar )

  1. Lin C-S, Liu L-K, Lee W-J, Peng L-N, Lin C-P, Lee S-Y, Chen L-K (2022). Low masseter muscle mass is associated with frailty in community-dwelling older adults: I-Lan Longitudinal Aging Study. Experimental Gerontology, Online ahead of print (IF=4.03, R/C=23/53 (Q2) in GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY).
  2. Wu L-T, Lin C-S*, Yang S-F. Association between pain, anxiety, and pain relief in patients receiving emergent endodontic treatment. (2021) Clin Oral Investig, Online ahead of print (IF=3.57, R/C=21/91 (Q1) in DENTISTRY, ORAL SURGERY & MEDICINE).
  3. Lin C-S*, Lee C-Y, Chen L-L, Wu L-T, Yang S-F, Wang T-F (2021). Magnification of fear and intention of avoidance in non-experienced vs. experienced dental treatment in adults. BMC Oral Health, 21:328 (IF=2.76, R/C=35/91 (Q2) in DENTISTRY, ORAL SURGERY & MEDICINE).
  4. Lo KC, Lin HH, Lin CS* (2020). A novel method for assessing oral mixing ability based on the spatial clusters quantified by variogram. J Oral Rehabil, doi: 10.1111/joor.12954 (IF=3.84, R/C=19/91 (Q1) in DENTISTRY, ORAL SURGERY & MEDICINE).
  5. Lin CS, Lin HH, Wang SJ, Fuh JL (2020). Association between regional brain volume and masticatory performance differed in cognitively impaired and non-impaired older people. Experimental Gerontology 137:110942 (IF=4.03, R/C=23/53 (Q2) in GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY).
  6. Lin CS, Lin HH, Fann SW, Lee WJ, Hsu ML, Wang SJ, Fuh JL (2020). Association between tooth loss and gray matter volume in cognitive impairment. Brain Imaging and Behavior 14:396 (IF=3.98, R/C=5/14 (Q2) in NEUROIMAGING).
  7. Lin CS*, Yeung AWK (2020). What do we learn from brain imaging?-A primer for the dentists who want to know more about the association between the brain and human stomatognathic functions. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 47:5 (IF=3.84, R/C=19/91 (Q1) in DENTISTRY, ORAL SURGERY & MEDICINE).
  8. Lin CS (2020). Functional Adaptation of Oromotor Functions and Aging: A Focused Review of the Evidence From Brain Neuroimaging Research. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 11:354 (IF=5.75, R/C=9/53 (Q1) in GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY).
  9. Lin CS*, Wu CY, Wang DH, Lin HH, Lo KC, Lo WL, Liu LK, Fuh JL, Hsu ML (2019). Brain signatures associated with swallowing efficiency in older people. Experimental Gerontology 115:1 (IF=4.03, R/C=23/53 (Q2) in GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY).
  10. Lin CS (2018). Meta-analysis of brain mechanisms of chewing and clenching movements. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 45:627 (IF=3.84, R/C=19/91 (Q1) in DENTISTRY, ORAL SURGERY & MEDICINE).
  11. Lin CS*, Wu CY, Wu SY, Lin HH (2018). Brain activations associated with fearful experience show common and distinct patterns between younger and older adults in the hippocampus and the amygdala. Scientific Reports 6:37816 (IF=4.38, R/C=17/73 (Q1) in MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES).
  12. Lin CS (2018). Revisiting the link between cognitive decline and masticatory dysfunction. BMC Geriatrics 18:5 (IF=3.92, R/C=6/36 (Q1) in GERONTOLOGY).
  13. Lin CS*, Wu CY, Wu SY, Chuang KH, Lin HH, Cheng DH, Lo WL (2017). Age-and sex-related differences in masseter size and its role in oral functions. The Journal of the American Dental Association 148:644 (IF=3.63, R/C=20/91 (Q1) in DENTISTRY, ORAL SURGERY & MEDICINE).
  14. Lin CS*, Wu CY, Wu SY, Lin HH, Cheng DH, Lo WL (2017). Age-Related Difference in Functional Brain Connectivity of Mastication. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 9:82 (IF=5.75, R/C=9/53 (Q1) in GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY).
  15. Lin CS*, Wu SY, CA Yi (2017). Association between Anxiety and Pain in Dental Treatment A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Dental Research 96:153 (IF=6.12, R/C=5/91(Q1) in DENTISTRY, ORAL SURGERY & MEDICINE).
  16. Lin CS*, Lin HH, Wu SY. Functional and Structural Signatures of the Anterior Insula are associated with Risk-taking Tendency of Analgesic Decision-making (2016). Scientific Reports, 6:37816 (IF=4.38, R/C=17/73 (Q1) in MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES).
  17. Lin CS*, Wu SY, Huang HY, Lai YL (2016). Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on Incidence of Altered Sensation of Mandibular Implant Surgery. PLoS ONE 11(4):e0154082 (IF=3.24, R/C=26/73 (Q2) in MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES).
  18. Lin CS*, Wu SY, Wu CY, Ko HW (2016). Grey matter volume and resting-state functional connectivity of the motor cortex-cerebellum network reflect the individual variation in masticatory performance in the healthy elderly people. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 7:247 (IF=5.75, R/C=9/53 (Q1) in GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY).

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