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Doctor, Why Does It Hurt? Orofacial Pain, Sources and Treatments

By Continuing Dental Education

Saturday, April 16, 2016 9 am to 4 pm

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry View map Tuition: $275 Dentists; $185 Allied Dental Professionals (includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning)  

155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

View map Tuition: $275 Dentists; $185 Allied Dental Professionals (includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning)   Add to calendar

Despite recommended regular dental checkups, pain is one of the primary reasons patients seek dental treatment. This interactive course will provide advanced knowledge of diagnosis, quantification and treatment of various types of orofacial pain, which include temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Not all pain in this region is odontogenic; therefore, there is a need for dental professionals to understand the complexities of various non-odontogenic sources of pain. Knowledge of head and neck anatomy, including an understanding of the nerve pathways delivering pain, is helpful in differential diagnosis and narrowing the possible sources causing pain in each particular case.

You Will Learn

  • Head and neck anatomy with an emphasis on nerve pathways
  • Techniques for head and neck examinations
  • How to assess diagnostic information required to differentiate sources of odontogenic pain from non-odontogenic sources
  • How to discuss and understand the diagnosis of orofacial lesions and TMD
  • Available treatments to manage orofacial pain

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for all dentists and allied dental professionals interested in the treatment and management of orofacial pain.

Tuition: $275 Dentists; $185 Allied Dental Professionals (includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning)  
Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF        
Credits: This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

Faculty

Homer Asadi, DDS, is associate professor and serves as course director of the Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy course at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. He has been actively involved in academics, both lecturing and dissection, for 20 years. He has been recognized and honored for Distinguished Merit in Teaching by dental students, and maintains a private practice in San Jose, CA.

Andrew Young, DDS, MSD, is director of the Pacific Center for Orofacial Disorders where he manages patients with temporomandibular disorders and neuropathic pain. He received an MSD in orofacial pain from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and is a diplomate and fellow of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

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