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Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction

Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction
Date: 4/3/2020
Time: All Day
Short Description: 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.

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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. Amintavakoli recieved her DDS degree at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU - Ex. National University) in Tehran, Iran in 2008 and her masters in oral and maxillofacial radiology from the University of Toronto, Canada in 2013. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (ABOMR), a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) and an active member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR). She practiced as an Oral and maxillofacial radiologist in Toronto, Canada before joining New York University College of Dentistry in 2015. Dr. Amintavakoli is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine and the Director of Oral Radiology at NYU College of Dentistry. She has several publications and book chapters, and has been active in multiple research projects in different fields related to oral and maxillofacial radiology.

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