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Orofacial Pain Classes

Surgical Treatment of TMJ Disorders/Differential Diagnosis of Head and Neck Pain

  • For second year and TMJ residents
  • Management of patients with temporomandibular disorders requires accurate diagnosis with the ability to establish a differential diagnosis. Understanding concomitant conditions can assist in diagnosis and provide guidance in patient management. Surgical management plays an integral role in the management of temporomandibular disorders. It also provides a direct method of correlating clinical and imaging findings.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

  • For first and second year residents and TMJ residents
  • Provides skills needed to understand the disease process and appropriate treatment alternatives for patients presenting with facial pain. The diagnosis and management of patients with facial pain requires a multidisciplinary approach. The scope of this series will be partially didactic and partially clinical.

Temporomandibular Joint Seminars

  • For second year residents and TMJ residents
  • The course will be divided in didactic and clinical sessions in order to provide some of the necessary skills needed to understand the rationale, outcome and complications of different splint treatment.

Temporomandibular Journal Review

  • For TMJ residents
  • Covers the current and past literature of the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders. Residents will review assigned papers and present reviews at each session.

Understanding Pain

  • For second year residents and TMJ residents
  • Review the literature on the history, theory and concepts of systemic pain and pain associated with temporomandibular disorders; the anatomic and physiologic basis of pain; the biochemistry of nociception as well as the physical and biological considerations of chronic and acute pain; and, the anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous system