César Rivera

Prof. César Rivera
Departamento de Ciencias Biomédicas
Universidad de Talca (UTALCA, Chile)
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El profesor Rivera es Cirujano Dentista (DDS). Posee un Diploma en Educación Basada en Competencias y el grado de Magíster (MSc) en Ciencias Biomédicas con mención en Patología Oral por la Universidad de Talca. Es Doctor (PhD) en Estomatopatología por la Universidad Estatal de Campinas (UNICAMP, Brasil).

Desde el año 2011 es académico de la Universidad de Talca, participando de las disciplinas de Embriología, Histología, Patología Oral y Medicina Oral. Su investigación se centra en analizar los aspectos moleculares, histopatológicos y clínicos de las enfermedades orales.

Es editor de la revista Mouth y revisor de Scientific Reports, Oncotarget, Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, The Protein Journal,  Journal of Dental Research, International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BMJ Case Reports, Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology y Journal of Oral Research.

Publicaciones científicas


  • Rivera C, Torres Í, González-Arriagada WA. Haemorrhagic bullae in the oral mucosa with gingival bleeding. BMJ. 2017; 26(359):j4476.
  • Rivera C, Oliveira AK, Costa RAP, De Rossi T, Paes Leme AF. Prognostic biomarkers in oral squamous cell carcinoma: A systematic review. Oral Oncol. 2017; 72:38-47.
  • Rivera C. Enfermedades de la mucosa oral más frecuentes en niños y adolescentes. Mouth. 2017; 2(1):e11052017es.
  • Rivera C, Jones-Herrera C, Vargas P, Venegas B, Droguett D. Oral diseases: a 14-year experience of a Chilean institution with a systematic review from eight countries. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2017; 22(3):e297-e306.
  • Rivera C, Arenas-Márquez MJ. Gerodontology: effects of ageing on the oral mucosa. Revista clínica de periodoncia, implantología y rehabilitación oral. 2017; 10(1):9.
  • Rivera C. Agarose floor technique: A simple scaffold-free method for 3D cell culture and multicellular tumor spheroid formation. Analytical and quantitative cytopathology and histopathology. 2017; 39(2):114-115.
  • Rivera C. Insights into etiopathogenic and clinical features in 3RU oral diseases: an interesting and challenging research focus. Journal of Oral Research. 2017;6(2):35.
  • Rivera C, Droguett D, Arenas-Márquez MJ. Oral mucosal lesions in a Chilean elderly population: A retrospective study with a systematic review from thirteen countries. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry. 2017;9(2):e276-e283.


  • Rivera C. The decision. Mouth. 2016;1(1):e09072016eng.
  • Rivera C. Gentian Violet Used as an Epithelial Cell Monolayer Stain in the Scratch Wound Healing Assay. Analytical and quantitative cytopathology and histopathology. 2016; 38(2):137-8.
  • Kawahara R, Bollinger JG, Rivera C, Ribeiro AC, Brandão TB, et al. A targeted proteomic strategy for the measurement of oral cancer candidate biomarkers in human saliva. Proteomics. 2016; 16(1):159-73.


  • Winck FV, Prado Ribeiro AC, Ramos Domingues R, Ling LY, Riaño-Pachón DM, et al. Insights into immune responses in oral cancer through proteomic analysis of saliva and salivary extracellular vesicles. Scientific reports. 2015; 5:16305.
  • Contreras-Ramírez M, Donoso W, Venegas B, Rivera C. [Histopathological analysis of oral cancer cases in health institutions of Maule and Bío-Bío Chilean regions between the years 2001-2011]. Revista Clínica de Periodoncia, Implantología y Rehabilitación Oral. 2015; 8(3):223-22
  • Rivera C. [Oral biology: Biomedical basics for the dental practice]. Revista Clínica de Periodoncia, Implantología y Rehabilitación Oral. 2015; 8(2):182-3.
  • Rivera C. Opportunities for biomarkers with potential clinical use in oral cancer. Medwave. 2015; 15(6):e6186.
  • Rivera C. The challenge of the state of susceptibility to oral cancer. Journal of Oral Research. 2015; 4(1):8-9.
  • Rivera C. Essentials of oral cancer. International journal of clinical and experimental pathology. 2015; 8(9):11884-94.


  • Rivera C, Venegas B. Histological and molecular aspects of oral squamous cell carcinoma (Review). Oncology letters. 2014; 8(1):7-11.
  • Rivera C, González-Arriagada WA, Loyola-Brambilla M, de Almeida OP, Coletta RD, et al. Clinicopathological and immunohistochemical evaluation of oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in Chilean population. International journal of clinical and experimental pathology. 2014; 7(9):5968-77.
  • Rivera C, Venegas B. Oral pemphigus vulgaris after Chilean earthquake. The Pan African medical journal. 2014; 18:219.
  • Kawahara R, Granato DC, Carnielli CM, Cervigne NK, Oliveria CE, et al. Agrin and perlecan mediate tumorigenic processes in oral squamous cell carcinoma. PloS one. 2014; 9(12):e115004.


  • Orozco P, Vásquez S, Venegas B, Rivera C. [Prevalence of actinic cheilitis in Chilean workers exposed to ultraviolet radiation]. Revista Clínica de Periodoncia, Implantología y Rehabilitación Oral. 2013; 6(3):217-129.
  • Rivera C. Workshop on Literature Searching and References Managing for Freshmen of Morphology Class International Journal of Morphology. 2013; 31(4):1505-1510.
  • Rivera C, Monsalve F, Salas J, Morán A, Suazo I. Platelet-rich plasma, plasma rich in growth factors and simvastatin in the regeneration and repair of alveolar bone. Experimental and therapeutic medicine. 2013; 6(6):1543-1549.
  • Rivera C, Arenas-Márquez MJ. [Narrative review: environmental and genetic basis of orofacial clefts] Journal of Oral Research. 2013; 2(1):35-41.
  • Feliú-Hemmelmann K, Monsalve F, Rivera C. Melissa officinalis and Passiflora caerulea infusion as physiological stress decreaser. International journal of clinical and experimental medicine. 2013; 6(6):444-51.
  • Rivera C, Núñez-de-Mendoza C. Exfoliative cytology of oral epithelial cells from patients with type 2 diabetes: cytomorphometric analysis. International journal of clinical and experimental medicine. 2013; 6(8):667-76.


  • Rivera C, Monsalve F, Suazo I, Becerra J. Stress increases periodontal inflammation. Experimental and therapeutic medicine. 2012; 4(5):883-888.
  • Rivera C. 4NQO Carcinogenesis: A Model of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. International Journal of Morphololgy. 2012; 30(1):309-314.
  • Muñoz Ruz IA, Droguett Ossa DA, Donoso Torres WK, Kemmerling U, Venegas Rojas BA, et al. Nucleolar organizer regions in a chronic stress and oral cancer model. Oncology letters. 2012; 3(3):541-544.
  • Barriga Salazar C, Rivera C, Suazo I. [Age estimation by aspartic acid racemization in human dentin] Medicina Legal de Costa Rica. 2012; 29(1):35-41.
  • Fuentes B, Duaso J, Droguett D, Castillo C, Donoso W, et al. Progressive Extracellular Matrix Disorganization in Chemically Induced Murine Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. ISRN pathology. 2012; 2012:Article ID 359421.
  • Rivera C, Muñoz C, Suazo I. Determination of Cellular Debris in Endodontically Treated Teeth: a Pilot Study International Journal of Odontostomatology. 2012; 6(3):291-295.
  • Arenas-Márquez MJ, Rivera C. [Lip biting following dental local anesthesia]. Revista Médica del Maule. 2012; 28(2):79-80.


  • Duaso J, Molina A, Castillo C, Droguett D, Núñez C, et al. Tissue responses again parasites and tumor invasion: differences and similarities in extracellular matrix reorganization. Biomédica. 2011; 31(sup 3):3-315.
  • Rivera CA, Droguett DA, Kemmerling U, Venegas BA. Chronic restraint stress in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Journal of dental research. 2011; 90(6):799-803.
  • Rivera C. Pre-school child oral health in a rural Chilean community. International Journal of Odontostomatology. 2011 April; 5(1):83-86.