New York State Academy of Dentistry

19-02 Whitestone Expressway, Suite 204
Whitestone, NY 11357
Phone: (718) 747-3353
Fax: (718) 747-3355

Continuing Education

April 3, 2020 at 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM


Resident/New Dentist $70.00
Member $100.00
Non-Member $130.00
Staff/Auxiliary $100.00

General Information

Provider New York State AGD Learning Center
Speaker James Uyanik, DDS Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain
Type/Category Lecture
Credits 3 MCE

Orofacial pain and dysfunction is an area that has long been associated with difficult and complex pain patients. various disorders fall under the scope of orofacial pain including: temporomandibular disorder (TMD), neuralgia, neuropathic pain, oromandibular dystonia and headache. It is crucial to have a proper working differential diagnosis while treating these individuals.

The New York AGD Learning Center Presents

"Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction: Current Perspectives on Diagnosis and Management"

Date: Friday, April 3, 2020

Location: 1902 Whitestone Expressway, Suite 204, Whitestone, NY 11357

Course 8:30am to 12:30pm

Course Code: 200 

Presentation by: James Uyanik, DDS

Dr. James Uyanik is a diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is currently the director of the NYU Center for Orofacial and Head Pain as well as associate clinical professor and the director of the Tribeca Center for Facial and Head Pain. Formerly he directed Columbia University’s Center for Oral, Facial and Head Pain. In addition, Dr. Uyanik is section chief of Orofacial Pain at St Barnabas Hospital where he teaches numerous residents.

Course Goals and Objectives:

Treatment plans usually include: pharmacolgical managment, appliance therapy, physical therapy, surgical therapy (injections) and home care. 
Various orofacial pain disorders like trigeminal neuralgia and trigeminal neuropathic pain may manifest in the intra-oral region and replicate odontogenic pain complaints. These disorders may be peripherally and/or centrally mediated and should be ruled out in order to avoid incorrect diagnoses and unnecessary treatments. Current evidence based diagnosis and treatment protocols will be discussed for these complex disorders. 
To conduct a thorough orofacial pain consult. 
To become familiar with various orofacial pain disorders that mimic pain of odontogenic origin. 
To be able to differentially diagnose between trigeminal neuralgia, trigeminal neuropathic pain, myofascial pain syndrome, and atypical facial pain. 
To be able to treat these various orofacial pain disorders. 


New York AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.  The current term of approval extends from 01/01/2019 to 12/31/2020. Provider ID # 219318