The Orofacial Pain Mini-Residency Program
AN ADVANCED AND COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM ON TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS AND OROFACIAL PAINA one week, 40 hour, complete experience in the area of TMD and Orofacial Pain presented by University of Kentucky Orofacial Pain Center Faculty. This year’s program is detailed below.
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.
• 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.
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Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD - Program Director
Dr. Okeson is Professor, Chair of the Department of Oral Health Science and Director of the College's Orofacial Pain Center, which he established in 1977. Dr. Okeson has more than 220 publications in the area of occlusion, TM disorders and orofacial pain in various national and international journals. The sixth edition of Dr. Okeson's textbook Management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Occlusion is published by C. V. Mosby (Elsevier) Publishers. This text is used in most of the United States dental schools as well as in many other countries. It has been translated into eleven different foreign languages. In addition to this text, Dr. Okeson has authored the sixth edition of Bell’s Orofacial Pains which is published by Quintessence Publishing Company and widely used in orofacial pain programs throughout the world. Dr. Okeson is a past President of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and former editor of the Academy’s Guidelines. He is a founding Diplomate and past President of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Okeson is a very sought after lecturer on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain and has presented more than 1000 invited lectures on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain in 49 states and in 48 different countries. He has received the campus wide University of Kentucky “Great Teacher Award” and is the recipient of the first ever “Distinguished Alumni Award” from the College of Dentistry. Dr. Okeson has also received “The International Dentist of the Year Award” from the Academy of Dentistry International. This is the highest award recognized by this Academy and was given to him in recognition of his worldwide efforts in providing education in the area of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.
Reny de Leeuw, DDS, Ph.D. – Chief, Division of Orofacial Pain
Dr. de Leeuw is a graduate of the University of Groningen, School of Dentistry in Groningen, The Netherlands. She completed a five-year Ph.D. Program at the University of Groningen in 1994. Her dissertation investigated the long-term outcome of osteoarthrosis and internal derangements of the TMJ. Dr. de Leeuw joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky full-time in 1998, where she currently is associate professor and chief of the division of Orofacial Pain. She has published several research articles in international journals. She is the editor of the 4th edition of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain’s guidelines on orofacial pain. She is past President and Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Her present research interests are in the analysis of brain activity in chronic orofacial pain patients using functional MRI, and post traumatic stress disorder.
Charles R. Carlson, Ph.D. ABPP – Director of Behavioral Medicine, Director of Research
Dr. Carlson received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1983, and completed a clinical residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1984. He came to the University of Kentucky in 1988 where he is currently a professor in the Departments of Psychology and Oral Health Science; he is also presently serving as the chair of the Psychology Department. He is an active researcher in the area of orofacial pain and has published articles in the Journal of Orofacial Pain, Pain, and Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. His primary interests are (a) the role of the autonomic nervous system in the mediation of pain in the shoulder and neck regions; (b) the relationships among heart rate variability, diaphragmatic breathing, and end-tidal carbon dioxide level in orofacial pain; and (c) the development of self-regulation therapies for effective long-term management of orofacial pain conditions.
Donald A. Falace, DMD
Dr. Falace graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1970 and then joined the U.S. Public Health Service for two years as a dental intern. He completed a residency in oral surgery at the University of North Carolina in 1975 and subsequently joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky, where he is Professor and Division Chief of Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine. His research and clinical interests are in the areas of orofacial pain, medically compromised patients and sleep disorders. Dr. Falace is widely published and is the author of two texts, Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient and Emergency Dental Care: Diagnosis and Management of Urgent Dental Problems. Dr. Falace has been the dental consultant to the Sleep Disorders program at the University of Kentucky for over 15 years. He is also the dental consultant for the American Academy of Chest Physicians Annual program on Sleep Medicine. In addition, he is an active lecturer both nationally and internationally. Dr. Falace limits his clinical practice to patients with orofacial pain, TM disorders, snoring and sleep apnea.
Anne L. Harrison, PT, Ph.D.
Dr. Harrison received a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Indiana Central University (Krannert School) and her PhD in Gerontology at University of Kentucky. She is an Associate Professor and Director of Professional Studies in the Division of Physical Therapy and is on the faculty for the Doctoral Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences and Gerontology. Her teaching focuses are in the areas of orthopedic examination and treatment, functional anatomy, and gerontology. She conducts research to examine the influence of aging on motor control and function. She has over 25 years of experience working with patients who have musculoskeletal problems and pain.
Barbara Phillips, MD, MSPH
Dr. Phillips received her MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1977 and her Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky in 1991. She completed her internal medicine residency and pulmonary fellowship training at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Dr. Phillips is currently professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Phillips is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. She directs the Sleep Center at the University of Kentucky Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. Additionally, Dr. Phillips serves on the Board of Regents of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), on the Medical Advisory Board of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration of the Department of Transportation, and as Chair of the Steering Committee of the Sleep Institute of the ACCP. She is immediate past-chairman of the National Sleep Foundation, and has served on the boards of the American Lung Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. She has received a Sleep Academic Award from the National Institutes of Health and has served on the advisory board to the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research.
Dr. Lyle W. Carlson, Ph.D.
Dr. Lyle W. Carlson is a clinical neuropsychologist who provides psychological assessment and intervention for patients experiencing intractable pain. He completed a clinical psychology residency and a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. Prior to his arrival at the University of Kentucky, he was the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Tripler Army Medical Center and managed the Army's only multidisciplinary chronic pain program that included an orofacial pain component. As a part-time faculty member, he specializes in the use of clinical hypnosis as an effective treatment strategy for those patients with neuropathic pain conditions.
Time: June 3-7, 2013
Registration: 7:45 AM; Course from 8:00 to 5:00 PM daily
Location: On the Campus of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY, USA
CE Credits 40 CE hours (Scientific/Category B)
Tuition: $1,895 US Note: Registration fee includes all breakfasts, lunches and two dinners
Register by May 15, 2013
You can register for the program by contacting Ms. Elaine Stafford email@example.com
Ms. Elaine Stafford
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
1117 South Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40503-1057
Phone (859) 323-8187
Fax (859) 257-1901