Dentistry + Physical Therapy

Dr. Leslie Hovda, Dentistry + Physical Therapy
Speaker: Dr. Leslie Hovda
CE Credits: 1.25
Format: MP4 Video
This course will provide an overview of what Physical Therapy is and how a relationship with a PT could benefit your dental practice. We will review the history of PT, discuss what to expect from a PT...more
  • 5.0 (2 Reviews)
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 1/25/2023
  • Expiration Date: 1/25/2027
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.25 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 750.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

Dentistry and Physical Therapy make a good team for the patient with head, neck or jaw pain. In this course, you will learn the history of the profession of PT, details about the components of a PT exam and review common treatments that may be utilized. We will then take those components and see how they might apply to a dental patient who has neck pain, headaches, temporomandibular disorders or vestibular issues.

Finally, you will be provided with an easy screening tool for identifying patients who may have temporomandibular disorders. You will learn how to identify and connect with a PT in your area in order to build a collaborative relationship. You should leave this course feeling confident in referring to a PT and discussing that decision with your patient.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe how Physical Therapy can help a patient with head, neck and jaw pain
  • Screen patients to determine if they would benefit from a PT referral
  • Recognize the foundational components of a Physical Therapy examination
  • Understand the basic options for treatment a Physical Therapist may use
  • Refer to Physical Therapy and receive referrals from Physical Therapy
  • Identify a local Physical Therapist to collaborate with and be able to discuss expectations of care
Description of Speaker:
Leslie Hovda is a Doctor of Physical therapy with over 10 years of experience treating craniofacial pain. She is board certified in both Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and is a Certified Cervical and Temoromandibular Therapist. She currently works with an interdisciplinary practice in Minnesota that includes MDs, DDS’s, Psychologists and PTs.

In the past 12 months, the lecturer/author declares that neither he/she nor any member of his/her family have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any commercial entities nor have been paid directly by dentists and other health professionals within the field of dentistry or health care.

CE Reviews


5.0  (2 Total Reviews)
 2 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Well Done!
User: LAbbott
Date: 1/9/2024
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Informative Course
Chompers and Chewers
User: Chompers and Chewers
Date: 2/4/2023
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
A thorough review of what PT can do and how they can help Dentists and our patients. Actionable information to reach out to and work with PT.
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Farran Media is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at For any questions, please contact Nareg Apelian, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD Credit Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2023 to 12/31/2026. Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.25 hours of verifiable CPD.

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