University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Trigeminal Nerve Injuries in Dentistry

Monday, March 7, 2022

8:00 PM-9:00 PM Eastern


Live Webinar Online


Registration open through 3/6/2022 11:59 PM


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Course Description

Course Description: 

 Sensory disturbances to the peripheral branches of the trigeminal nerve can be a debilitating disruption to patients leading to problems with speech, mastication, food and liquid incompetence and difficulty with activities of daily living. These injuries may arise from a number of causes in dentistry. Some of the etiological factors resulting in trigeminal nerve injury are unpreventable, however, more precise surgical techniques and better imaging modalities may help reduce the incidence of these injuries. Injuries to the trigeminal nerve branches are a known and accepted risk in dentistry. It is important for practitioners to explain these risks to patients as part of the informed consent process and to recognize and document the presence of nerve injuries. Patients should be treated in a timely fashion or referred to practitioners skilled in microsurgical techniques for optimal sensory improvement. 


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the anatomy and mechanisms of nerve injury
  2. Review the testing modalities to evaluate trigeminal nerve injuries
  3. Learn about the surgical procedures required to treat trigeminal nerve injuries
  4. Develop understanding of outcomes from trigeminal nerve microsurgery


This course is part of the ACDE Webinar Series. (see right)


This course is hosted by: Rutgers School of Dental Medicine


Vincent B. Ziccardi, DDS, MD, FACS


Dr. Ziccardi attended college at New York University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. From there, he attended Columbia University and earned his dental degree. Upon graduation from Columbia, he was accepted into the integrated MD/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency training program at the University of Pittsburgh where he earned his MD degree and certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery. It was during this time working with faculty in both the oral and maxillofacial surgery and Neurosurgery departments that he gained interest and experience in the management of trigeminal nerve injuries. Upon completion of training, Dr Ziccardi took a position as Assistant Professor and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He worked at this institution until taking a position at his current home at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 1997. While working in New Jersey, he was initially made residency program director in 1998 and ultimately Chair of the department and Chief of Dental Medicine at University Hospital in 2002. He is presently tenured Professor at the University and holds a co-terminus position in the Division of Plastic Surgery. During his career, areas of clinical interest and research have included trigeminal nerve microsurgery, cleft lip and palate reconstruction, complex maxillofacial trauma and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Ziccardi is extensively published and nationally recognized expert in trigeminal nerve microsurgery and speaker within this subject matter. He continues to serve as residency program director, Chair and Chief of Service within University Hospital and Associate Dean of Hospital Affairs as well as the Director of the Craniofacial Center at University Hospital.


Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Live Webinar Online



All Registrants - $49

There are No Discounts for ACDE Series Courses.

Credit: Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 1
Course #: 67422W
AGD Code: 310



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ACDE Webinar Series



  • The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is a member of The Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE)
  • ACDE brings together individuals who represent college- and university-based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States.
  • We are here to serve you, the dental professional, in delivering high quality, evidence-based continuing dental education programs to meet your educational needs.


The ACDE Webinar Series:

  • ACDE and 31 of its member schools are jointly providing a series of live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders.
  • Each lecture is hosted by a different school, but CE Verifications of Participation will be provided by the school with which you registered.

Continuing Education


Live Webinar Online



Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 1

Licensure Boards typically treat live webinars the same as a live course.


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