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CE Credits : 16

"Dental, TMJ, and Orofacial Pain: Myths, Facts, Evidence, and Science"

Feb 15 12:00 AM - Feb 22 12:00 AM, 2020   |   Miami, Florida  United States of America
Organized by : Dr. Travel Seminars, LLC
Specialties : Dentistry
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"Dental, TMJ, and Orofacial Pain: Myths, Facts, Evidence, and Science" is organized by Dr. Travel Seminars, LLC and will be held from Feb 15 - 22, 2020 at MS Symphony of the Seas, Miami, Florida, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 16 CE credits.

This course is meant to describe the basics of OFP/ TMJ/ TMD and give the principles of evidence-based Diagnosis and Treatment for these conditions. The science of Sleep Medicine and treatment of sleep disorders have been going through major advances in the past two decades. The significant morbidity and mortality associated with Sleep disorders is well documented in the literature. There is a growing interest among the dental professionals to learn how to treat patients with sleep disordered breathing utilizing oral appliances. Pain is integrally related to sleep!!

• To describe the physiology of “normal” and pathologic pain (acute and chronic pain)
• To understand how to screen patient cases for warning signs & symptoms of who may end up in a chronic pain or “TMJ” case
• To properly differentiate between “dental” and “non-dental” tooth aches: neuropathic, myofascial and neurovascular pain
• To understand the evidence-based management of dental pain and what is NEW
• To have a thorough understanding of the warning signs of ominous cases of pain
• To have a good knowledge of Orofacial Pain conditions and how to begin managing them
• To know what cases to definitely refer; when and to who
• To understand the basics of Sleep and Pain associations
• To have basic knowledge of the management of BRUXISM and other sleep related disorders

Lecture Topics:
• Introduction to Pain Physiology; acute and chronic pain: what dentists should know
• Pain Management: EVIDENCE BASED approach in DENTISTRY and Orofacial Pain
• Non dental tooth aches: the basic SCIENCE behind them; when is dental pain NOT “dental”
• Ominous cases of dental pain: CAUTION with these cases!! Medico-legal aspects of Pain management in Dentistry
• Basics of TMJ/ TMD/ clicks, pops, locks, jaw pain etc.
• Bruxism: the latest science and myths; management
• Nerve injuries in dentistry: how to prevent, recognize and manage them and stay out of trouble
• Analgesics, anesthetics, opioids: which might be appropriate for what
• Sleep and Pain associations: what we dentists must know
• Role of dental occlusion in causation of TMD: what are the facts? What is the latest in this science?"
• Adjuvant modalities for Pain: Botox, injections, PT, ultrasound, meditation

* Discounted fee based upon purchase with vacation package. If purchased separately, please add $400 to the fee.


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