The Orofacial Pain Center at the University of Kentucky was founded in 1977 for the purpose of helping patients suffering with various temporomandibular disorders which include jaw joint pain, jaw muscle pain and other painful conditions in the face. Since that time it has expanded into a multi-disciplinary center for the diagnosis and management of complex orofacial pain problems, jaw movement disorders, lesions in the mouth and sleep apnea. . Patients are routinely evaluated by a team of orofacial pain clinicians experienced in the diagnosis and management of complex orofacial pain problems. This team includes dentists, behavioral medicine specialists and physical therapists with special training in orofacial pain conditions.
Members of the Orofacial Pain Center Faculty at the University of Kentucky are dedicated to the diagnosis and management of the full scope of orofacial pain problems within the context of contemporary clinical science. The faculty, residents and staff of the Orofacial Pain Center are dedicated to offer ethical, compassionate, comprehensive, and scientifically-based patient care. It is our goal to help improve the quality of our patients’ lives.
If you are interested in being evaluated in the Orofacial Pain Center you can contact us by phoning 859-323-5500. At that time you can receive additional information about our center and schedule an appointment. After you make an appointment you will receive a packet by mail that includes information about the clinic, suggestions about what to bring with you (results from previous tests etc), insurance information, a map to locate our facility and a pain questionnaire to be completed before arrival to the Center.
The Orofacial Pain Center Facility
The Orofacial Pain Center is located on the fifth floor of the College of Dentistry. The College of Dentistry is located in one wing of the A. B. Chandler Medical Center on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. The facility is made up of a private patient reception and waiting room with an adjacent secretarial office. The treatment area consists of six private dental cubicles and an additional room is used for clinical research.