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Spring 2014 Catalog

 

 

TMD/OROFACIAL PAIN

INTERNET COURSE:
Update in Orofacial Pain
Convenient • Contemporary • Interactive

This innovative, Internet-based course is a formal educational experience you can enjoy in the comfort of your home or office.  You will learn the latest in orofacial pain diagnosis and medical management – with a focus on patients with neuropathic, neurovascular and musculoskeletal pain disorders.

You will be able to download up-to-date course lessons on a weekly basis.  (Our schedule does include several breaks.)  Different topics will be explored in detail using home-study guideline questions and detailed answers with comments from faculty.  Case presentations and discussions make this course truly interactive. Students who fulfill the requirements of the course and pass the final examination will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Division of Orofacial Pain.

    
Objectives:
  • To provide a scientific foundation for understanding orofacial pain.
  • To enhance the clinician’s ability to diagnose and manage patients with orofacial pain.
  • To help you interact with medical/dental colleagues on a knowledgeable basis.
  • To help you prepare for orofacial pain board examinations.
      

Past participants have given the “Update in Orofacial Pain” excellent reviews. Faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally as leaders in the field of orofacial pain.


Faculty:

Department of Diagnostic Sciences
RICHARD A. PERTES, DDS - Course Director
Clinical Professor, Division of Orofacial Pain
For more course information: rpertes@umdnj.edu
Division of Oral Medicine
HAROLD V. COHEN, DDS
Professor, Division of Oral Medicine
  
University of Maryland Dental School

Department of Neural and Pain Sciences
DR. ANTHONY H. SCHWARTZ
Associate Professor

LIMITED ENROLLMENT
Dates: Begins September 15, 2014 and ends in April 2015
(There will be several breaks during this program.)
Location: On-line
Tuition: $2,495 (U.S.) for Dentists
Credits: 48 credit hours (upon completion of post-test)
Course Code: 15D0830
 
 
Please feel free to contact us if you need help with your on-line account.
E-mail: cde@umdnj.edu — Phone: 973-972-6561
(Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)


SYLLABUS
 
PAIN ANATOMY
I.
Functional Neuroanatomy.
 
A.
The Trigeminal System.
 
B.
Pain Transmission in the Spinal Cord.
 
C.
The Central Nervous System (CNS).
 
D.
Autonomic Nervous System.
II.
Process of Neurotransmission.
 
PAIN MECHANISMS
I.
Processing of Nociceptive Pain.
II.
Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain.
 
PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY
I.
Pharmacokinetics - How Drugs Move Through and Affect the Body.
A.
Absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion.
II.
Pharmacodynamics - Mechanisms of Drug Action.
 
A.
Drug-receptor interaction, drug interaction, dosing regimens, placebo effects.
 
B.
Patient factors: body weight and composition, age, pregnancy, diet, medical conditions.
C.
Drug factors influencing drug effects.
III.
Adverse Drug Effects.
IV.
Blood Chemistry for orofacial pain patients.
 
PHARMACOTHERAPY FOR OROFACIAL PAIN
  Mechanisms of action, indications and usage, and adverse reactions and side effects for each class of drug listed below will be described.
  Classes of Drugs:
 
Non–narcotic analgesics.
 
Narcotic (opioid) analgesics.
 
Corticosteroids.
 
Skeletal muscle relaxants.
 
Antianxiety drugs.
 
Antidepressants.
 
Anticonvulsants.
 
Local anesthetics.
 
Topical medications.
 
NEUROPATHIC PAIN DISORDERS
I.
Common characteristics of neuropathic pain.
II.
Episodic (paroxysmal) neuralgias.
A.
Trigeminal Neuralgia.
B.
Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia.
C.
Occipital Neuralgia.
III.
Continuous Neuralgias.
A.
Atypical Odontalgia.
B.
Traumatic Neuroma.
C.
Traumatic Trigeminal Neuralgia.
D.
Herpes Zoster/Postherpetic Neuralgia.
E.
Burning Mouth Syndrome.
IV.
Trigeminal Nerve Injuries.
 
NEUROVASCULAR DISORDERS
  General characteristics, clinical signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, pharmacological and nonpharmacological management of each primary headache disorder listed below will be discussed.
I.
Primary Headache Disorders.
 
A.
Migraine.
   
1.
Migraine without aura.
   
2.
Migraine with aura.
 
B.
Tension-type.
   
1.
Episodic.
   
2.
Chronic.
 
C.
Cluster and Variants .
   
1.
Episodic cluster.
   
2.
Chronic cluster.
   
3.
Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania.
II.
Chronic Daily Headache.
III.
Secondary headache disorders.
IV.
Evaluation of the Headache Patient.
 
MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN DISORDERS
I.
Concepts of Muscle Pain.
II.
Masticatory Muscle Pain Disorders.
III.
Fibromyalgia.
IV.
Disorders of the TMJ.
 
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF PAIN
I.
Acute vs. Chronic Pain.
II.
Psychogenic Pain.
III.
Mental Illness and Chronic Pain.
A.
Major psychiatric disease.
B.
Somatoform disorders.
IV.
Effects of chronic pain on the patient.
V.
Coping strategies and behavioral interventions for chronic pain.
VI.
Depression and Chronic Pain.
 
EVALUATION OF THE OROFACIAL PAIN PATIENT
I.
History Taking.
II.
Physical Examination Procedures.
A.
General head and neck evaluation.
B.
Musculoskeletal examination.
C.
Intraoral evaluation.
D.
Cranial Nerve Screening.
III.
Diagnostic Anesthetic Blocks.
 
SLEEP DISORDERS AND OROFACIAL PAIN
I.
Sleep and Pain.
II.
Normal Sleep Architecture.
III.
Evaluation of the Patient.
IV.
Sleep Disorders.
 
A.
Insomnia.
 
B.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
 
C.
Sleep Bruxism.
V.
Sleep and Headaches.
VI.
Pharmacological management of Sleep.