Florida Dental Convention

FDC2021 Session Directory

Orofacial Pain 101: The Basics and Beyond

Course Code: C33
Speaker: Dr. Seena Patel, DMD, MPH
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Friday, June 25, 2021, 9:00 AM
End: Friday, June 25, 2021, 12:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Dental Student


This lecture will review all aspects of orofacial pain and temporomandibular joint disorders (arthrogenous and myogenous disorders, internal derangements and other uncommon joint conditions), as well as neuropathic and neurovascular disorders. This lecture also will cover the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders. Dr. Patel will describe the relationships between myogenous and arthrogenous disorders and non-odontogenic sources of toothache, headaches and cervical pain. Examination methods also will be described and specific case studies will be discussed to illustrate each orofacial pain condition.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • recognize and screen patients with orofacial pain and dysfunction, including temporomandibular joint disorders.
  • describe the underlying pain mechanisms and dysfunction of the orofacial structures.
  • learn how to make common orofacial pain diagnoses and how to implement conservative treatments.
  • recall the relationships between orofacial pain disorders, headaches and cervical 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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