Florida Dental Convention

FDC2021 Session Directory

Top 10 Pharmacotherapeutics for Orofacial Pain Disorders

Course Code: C41
Speaker: Dr. Seena Patel, DMD, MPH
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Friday, June 25, 2021, 2:00 PM
End: Friday, June 25, 2021, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Dental Student


Many patients with orofacial pain disorders require pharmacologic intervention. Patient outcomes are dependent on appropriate medication selection, adverse effect profile and method of administration. This lecture will review the top 10 medications used for arthrogenous, myogenous and neuropathic conditions, as well as outline the various topical, oral and injectable medications.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • choose the appropriate medications for arthrogenous, myogenous and neuropathic disorders.
  • describe the mechanism of action of pharmacotherapeutics for orofacial pain.
  • recognize the adverse effects of common medications in orofacial pain.

Speaker: Dr. Seena Patel, DMD, MPH

About the speaker: Dental degree, A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH); residency in orofacial pain and oral medicine, University of Southern California; assistant professor and associate director, ATSU-ASDOH; Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain and American Board of Oral Medicine.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.

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