This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 200.
The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.
The most common reason a patient will present to their physician or dentist for care is pain. As clinicians, one of the most difficult yet undervalued procedures we will perform is the diagnosis of the disease processes. 22% of the population has suffered from orofacial pain more than once in the past 6 months. In order to effectively treat the facial pain patient, a systematic approach to examination must be a part of the diagnostic process. The results of the examination must then be evaluated and weighted based on a comprehensive understanding of pain mechanisms.
This course will provide the clinician with an overview of pain definitions, classifications, and presentations commonly seen in the orofacial region. At the conclusion of this course, the clinician should feel comfortable with the diagnostic process necessary to adequately screen, treat or refer this often misdiagnosed group of patients.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Steven D. Bender earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry, in 1986. He has completed postgraduate dental education at the L.D. Pankey Institute and the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study. He studied orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders at the Parker E Mahan Facial Pain Center at the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry under the mentorship of Doctors Henry Gremillion and Parker Mahan. Since 2001, Dr. Bender has maintained a private practice devoted to pain management of the head and face, as well as dental sleep medicine. He has earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Headache Society and the International Academy of Oral Oncology.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- 1) Be familiar with the classifications of pain
- 2) Understand and recognize pain presentations in the orofacial region
- 3) Utilize diagnostic procedures to better differentiate pain processes
- 4) Understand referral patterns of pain in the stomatagnathic system
- 5) appropriately exam the pain patient
Dr. Bender declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program..
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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 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022.
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 2 hours of verifiable CPD.
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qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic
or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are
intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise,
skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.
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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education