This 8-month long program is divided into three 3-day on campus modules in Boston, Massachusetts and three live-streamed online modules.
Module I: Live-Streamed Online - Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
Module II: On Campus - Thursday-Saturday, November 17-19, 2022 - Day one and two: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Day three: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Module III: Live-Streamed Online - Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
Module IV: On Campus - Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, 2023 - Day one and two: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Day three: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Module V: Live-Streamed Online - Saturday, April 1, 2023 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
Module VI: On Campus - Thursday-Saturday, May 25-27, 2023 - Day one and two: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Day three: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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This Mini-Residency program is designed for dentists who want to increase their knowledge of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) & Orofacial Pain, and is suitable for both beginners and for individuals who have previous experience with TMD & Orofacial Pain patients.
Participants will learn the necessary steps to complete a comprehensive evaluation, and will gain detailed information on the epidemiology, classification, signs and symptoms of different conditions involved in this field. Participants will also receive instruction on how to develop an appropriate plan of care, while understanding when adjunct forms of therapy should be incorporated. The program will provide an understanding regarding the need for a multidisciplinary approach in the management of patients with TMD & Orofacial Pain patients.
COURSE LEARNING MODALITIES:
On Campus and Live-Streamed Modules:
Lectures by renowned speakers
Workshops / Demonstrations
Comprehend the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurotransmitters involved in pain, and the international classification of orofacial pain.
Learn a comprehensive assessment of TMD and orofacial pain patients, including clinical history, examination, differential diagnosis, and plan of care.
Understand the international classification of headache disorders, including pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and standard management of migraines, tension-type headaches, trigéminal autonomic cephalalgias, and other headaches disorders.
Acquire knowledge about neuralgias and intraoral pain disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia, neuropathic pain, odontogenic and non-odontogenic pain disorders.
Comprehend the occlusal and skeletal factors contributing to TMD, orofacial pain, and headaches; assessment and treatment modalities of temporomandibular joint and masticatory muscle disorders, and the use and understanding of different hard and soft tissue imaging.
Learn the use, limitations, and clinical effects of Botulin Toxin in the management of myofascial pain, headaches, and other pain conditions.
Learn the interaction between sleep and pain, common sleep disorders associated with headaches, and the clinical presentation and management of common oromandibular movement disorders.
Understand the risk assessment of psychological and medical factors; behavioral management, and pharmacotherapy approach to TMD and orofacial pain patients.
Introduction to Pain:
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Pain
Neurotransmitters Involved in Pain
International Classification of Orofacial Pain Overview
Assessment of TMD & Orofacial Pain Patients:
History Taking, Comprehensive Pain History Interview
Risk Assessment of Psychological and Medical Factors
Clinical Examination including Cranial Nerves Examination
Differential Diagnosis and Plan of Care
International Classification of Headache Disorders Overview
Migraines and Migraine Variants
Tension Type Headaches
Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias (TACs)
Other Headache Disorders
Neuralgias and Intraoral Pain Disorders:
Neuropathic Facial Pain
Pain of Odontogenic Origin
Occlusal and Skeletal Factors to Orofacial Pain and Headaches:
Body Posture, Cervical Disorders, and Headaches
Physical Therapy Approach to Neck Pain and Headaches
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Masticatory Muscles Disorders
TMJ Imaging (Hard Tissue and Soft Tissue)
Treatment Modalities for Temporomandibular Disorders:
Intraoral Appliance Therapy
Physical Medicine Modalities
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injections
Pharmacotherapy Approach to TMD & Orofacial Pain:
Analgesics / NSAIDs / Opiods / Muscle Relaxants
Antidepressants / Anticonvulsants
Botulinum Toxin / Neuromodulator Agents / Local Anesthetics
Sleep and Pain:
Sleep and Pain Interaction
Sleep Disorders and Headaches
Oromandibular Movement Disorders:
Other Mandibular Disorders
Pain Assessment and Behavioral Management:
Screening and Psychological Testing for Pain Conditions
Anxiety, Stress, Depression, and Pain
Biofeedback and Chronic Pain
Additional Guest Instructors
*Discounts Available -- See Below for Details
*Payment Plan: If you would like to take advantage of our payment plan to pay your tuition in 3 equal installments of $4,000 each, please call us to pay by phone at 617.636.6629. Payments are due at registration, by January 4, and by March 1.
Refund Policy for Mini-Residency Programs: Full tuition refund or credit will be given for cancellations received at least one month prior to the course start date. Refunds or tuition credit will not be given after that time or to no-shows.
Coronavirus and Health Safety Policy
For the health and safety of our participants and school community, all participants are required to adhere to the most current COVID-19 policies listed on the registration page. If these school policies change, all participants will be notified of the change and the registration page will be updated. If a participant does not adhere to the vaccination/booster requirements or mask policy, they are not eligible for a refund and cannot join the event. If a participant is unable to join the day of due to symptoms or a positive COVID test, they will be eligible for a full refund. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Wait List Policy: If a CE course obtains enough registrations where a wait list is established, the CE office will notify individuals with unpaid registration balances and ask them to pay their balance to secure their place in the course. If payment is not made to secure their place, the CE office has the right to offer that place to a paying individual on the wait list.
During registration, please click on the registration type that applies to you to access the appropriate discount.
**Discounts cannot be combined, only one discount can be applied to this course.
Approximately 90 CEU hours available
Participation CEU hours: Approximately 75 hours are available during modules
Self-Study CEU hours: Approximately 15 hours are available during intermodule assignments
If you are a company and are interested in sponsoring this program, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at 617.636.6629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For our international participants attending On Campus modules, please review necessary travel requirements prior to entering the United States of America. As Continuing Education programs do not lead to a degree, they are not eligible for Student Visas (category F) and are instead eligible for Visitor Business Visas (category B-1). Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html or individual United States of America's Embassy/Consulate's website. If you require a letter verifying your registration and payment for a course in the United States of America, please contact the Continuing Education Office at email@example.com. Please also review this website for current entry limitations into the US: https://icenter.tufts.edu/immigration/covid-19/coronavirus-travel-suspensions/. These rules are subject to change, so please continuously monitor.
This course will be offered with Virtual and In Person modules.
For In Person modules, the program will be held at:
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
1 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111
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Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
We may be reached by email at DentalCE@Tufts.edu, and by phone at 617-636-6629.