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Advanced and Comprehensive Program on Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain

June 2-6, 2014, 8 am – 5 pm daily

Tuition: $1,995 (US) before May 15, 2014 | $2,195 (US) after May 15, 2014
CE Credits:  40 CE Hours (Scientific/Category B)
Location:  University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Registration includes all breakfasts, lunches and two dinners.
Handouts can be downloaded so you can follow lectures on your computer or tablet.

A one week, 40 hour, complete experience in the area of TMD and Orofacial Pain presented by University of Kentucky Orofacial Pain Center Faculty

What You Will Learn

The management of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and orofacial pain is a complex problem in dentistry.  This complexity arises from the many problems that can be associated with masticatory function.  In order to effectively manage TMD and orofacial pain disorders the clinician must be able to recognize these disorders from other orofacial pain disorders so that correct treatment can be selected.  This course will be a comprehensive review of the multiple factors that relate to TMD and orofacial pain disorders.  Treatments based on sound scientific principles will be presented.  Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis so that correct therapy will be selected for each patient.  The role of each dental and medical specialty in the management of orofacial pain will be discussed.  This course will benefit all practitioners interested in managing temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.  In addition, participants will be provided an introduction to the management of patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea by the use of oral appliances.

Special Benefits

  • Differentiate temporomandibular disorders from other orofacial pain disorders.
  • Understand the relationship between occlusion, bruxism and temporomandibular disorders.
  • Understand the relationship between cervical disorders and orofacial pain disorders.
  • Take a comprehensive pain history and complete a thorough examination for temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain disorders.
  • Understand the role of imaging in the diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders.
  • Understand the role of the clinical psychologist in managing orofacial pain disorders.
  • Understand the role of the physical therapist in managing orofacial pain disorders.
  • Understand the role of pharmacology in managing orofacial pain disorders.
  • Understand the role of oral appliances in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Complete Schedule of Lecture Topics

Register by contacting:
Elaine Stafford, Program Coordinator
Continuing Education
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
MN- 316 Dental Science Bldg.
Lexington, KY  40536-0297
(859) 323-8187
elaine.stafford@uky.edu