The 2017-2018 LSU Orofacial Pain ContinuumTM: Five Sessions at LSU School of Dentistry
A comprehensive, one-year, 5-weekend, orofacial pain CE program starting June 2, 2017 and ending May 12, 2018. Designed specifically as an interactive, limited-attendance program for dentists and other health care practitioners who have a desire to better recognize, evaluate, diagnose, manage, and refer patients who have TMD, sleep disorders, and other types of orofacial pain.
Directed, coordinated and presented by: Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD; A. Dale Ehrlich, MS, DDS, MAGD; Gary D. Klasser, DMD; and Christopher J. Spencer, DDS. Additional faculty in the following areas: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Clinical & Health Psychology, Physical Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Neurology and Practice Management.
Registration Deadline: May 5, 2017
Course # 22-17
A maximum of 74 hours of clinical CDE credit
Tuition for 5-Session Continuum
$7,950 per attendee (Dentist or Healthcare Professional)
If two or more register together with another attendee at the same time: SAVE $1,000 per attendee.
$6,950 per attendee*
*Note: To register together at the same time to save $1,000 per attendee on tuition, call Bob Leaman at (504) 941-8193.
Tuition fee is due at the time of registration.
Register Online - for single registration only. Course confirmation will be sent by email.
Call: (504) 941-8193
Mail Registration Form with Payment to: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education
1100 Florida Avenue, Box 142-B, New Orleans, LA 70119
LSU's Commitment to Orofacial Pain Education
The widespread condition known as orofacial pain often has a devastating impact on a patient's quality of life. Some surveys estimate that 22 percent of Americans over 18 years of age commonly report pain in the orofacial pain region. When headache is included, the incidence of orofacial pain is much higher. In response to the high incidence of orofacial pain, LSU has committed significant resources to recruiting educators who can provide patient care, as well as instruct studentsin the field of orofacial pain. According to Dr. Henry A. Gremillion, dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, "As health care professionals, we should be able to diagnose, manage, or at least know when to refer orofacial pain patients to a qualified practitioner."
Dean Gremillion envisions LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry as a place where patients who suffer from recurrent or chronic oral and craniofacial pain can receive quality evaluation and care. Equally important, students and residents will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and clinical experience in the treatment of orofacial pain. Key faculty will also encourage research collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians with a focus on developing new and improved clinical treatments for temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain. As resources and funding become available, LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry will continue to strengthen and expand its activities in the area of orofacial pain for both students and practitioners.
Overview & Learning Objectives
Dentists who treat patients with TMD, sleep disorders, and other types of orofacial pain are the primary target audience for this multi-disciplinary and inter-professional continuum. Because many physicians and other health care practitioners also treat orofacial pain patients, they are encouraged and welcome to attend this continuum as well. The purpose of The 2017-2018 LSU Orofacial Pain ContinuumTM is to establish a new category of CE for orofacial pain that is more comprehensive yet can be completed in a one year, 5-weekend C.E. program. After completing this continuum, participants should be better able to recognize, evaluate, diagnose, manage and refer patients who have TMD, sleep disorders, and other types of orofacial pain.
A limited-attendance, interactive program with a low student to faculty ratio, the continuum facilitates one-on-one learning opportunities, relationship building, and bonding between/among participants and faculty. Designed around five sessions at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, each daily session typically starts at 8:30 am and ends at approximately 5:00 pm and includes breakfast, lunch, beverage and snack breaks.
Before the first session and between each session, participants will have self-study assignments. Self-study will consist of reading assignments in books and journals that apply to each subsequent session. These reading assignments are a key element of this comprehensive approach to orofacial pain continuing education. Not including self-study assignments, a maximum of 74 hours of clinical CDE credit will be earned after completing the five sessions.
On Thursday evening, June 1, 2017, LSU will host a welcome reception for all participants at our downtown host hotel. This reception will give participants an initial taste of New Orleans and its hospitality and an opportunity to meet and get to know the continuum faculty and other participants in a relaxed setting. On Friday evening of the last session, May 11, 2018, LSU will host a dinner in a private dining room for The 2017-2018 LSU Orofacial Pain ContinuumTM class and the course directors. At this dinner, the course directors will announce how the faculty will stay in touch with the 2017-2018 continuum class. Each class member will receive a written verification of participation that is personally signed by each continuum director and acknowledges the comprehensive year of study and class work.
A Comprehensive, One Year, 5-Session Orofacial Pain CE Program
June 2-3, 2017 (Friday-Saturday)
Session 1: Clinical Application of Head, Neck, and Airway Anatomy with Dissection provides participants the opportunity to perform in-depth dissection of the head, neck, and airway over a 2-day period. Each laboratory session will be preceded by a lecture and discussion and conclude with a clinical summary. The emphasis of this session will be on osteology, the oral cavity, the nasal cavity, the digastric triangle, and the temporomandibular joint. The head, neck, and airway will be dissected to demonstrate the relationship of structures to orofacial pain conditions including TMD and Sleep Breathing Disorders. During both days, participants will work in two-member teams, each dissecting one-half of a cadaver head.
August 25-27, 2017 (Friday, Saturday and half day on Sunday)
Session 2: Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD): An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis and Management explains how the diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders may be extremely challenging due to the complexity of sensory innervation of the head and neck, the frequency of referred pain in the region, and the uniqueness of each individual's pain experience. This two and a half day session presents general principles of examination, differential diagnosis, and management of patients with TMD. The second day will include a series of lectures. The half day is a clinical examination exercise with a student/partner.
November 17-18, 2017 (Friday-Saturday)
Session 3: Dentistry's Role in the Diagnosis & Management of Sleep Disorders begins with day one focusing on lectures in the morning that present the medical perspective and lectures in the afternoon presenting the dental perspective on Sleep Disordered Breathing. Day two in the morning will consist of a clinical session on oral appliance therapy and the afternoon will consist of lectures focusing on the relationship of sleep to TMD and sleep bruxism.
February 2-3, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
Session 4: The Many Faces of Orofacial Pain: Beyond TMD focuses on the advanced diagnosis and management of orofacial pain, current theory and diagnostic aids used in the differential diagnosis of craniofacial pain, and how differential diagnosis is an extremely challenging aspect of dental practice. This session also discusses cranial nerve pathology, vascular pain, otalgia, salivary gland pathofunction, neuropathic pain, headaches, burning mouth syndrome, and movement disorders. Other topics covered in this session include the craniocervical area and the number of conditions that share common symptoms with or may mimic odontogenic pain. Day one in the morning will consist of lectures and live patient case reviews in the afternoon. Day two will consist of lectures in the morning followed by live patient case reviews (videos) in the afternoon.
May 11-12, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)
Session 5: Patient Case Presentations & Review: An Interactive & Participatory Session consists of case presentations by continuum participants with discussion among attendees and faculty. (After session 4, all participants will receive a template to help them prepare their respective patient case presentations for this session.) The template will enable attendees to prepare their cases in a uniform manner for continuity of presentation. For both days, all participants will separate into small groups with each participant taking a turn to present his/her own case. Everyone will participate in a Q&A session, each of the faculty members will engage all the group in a lively round table discussion while providing feedback supported by evidence-based principles.
Hotel and Travel Reservations
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for continuum attendees. Please call the CE office at (504) 941-8193 for more information. Please make your own airline reservations as early as possible. (LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. is not responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation in the event the continuum session(s) is cancelled or rescheduled.)
||Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD|
Dr. Gremillion is dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry. Prior to becoming dean, he served over 17 years as director of the Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center at the University of Florida College of Dentistry and also directed the college's fellowship program in craniomandibular dysfunction. He received his DDS from LSU and maintained a general dental practice in Cottonport, Louisiana for over a decade. Dr. Gremillion has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad and has authored or co-authored over 75 scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters in the field of orofacial pain. In recent years, he has been instrumental in recruiting a core group of new dental school faculty members to address education and patient care in the area of orofacial pain.
||A. Dale Ehrlich, MS, DDS, MAGD|
Chairman of the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and Biomaterials at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry and a retired Captain in the Dental Corps, US Navy, Dr. Ehrlich earned his DDS at Indiana University. He completed a fellowship in orofacial pain at the University of Florida Craniofacial Pain Center. Upon completion of this training, he was assigned to the Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS) where he established the Orofacial Pain Postgraduate Program for the Navy Dental Corps and served as the first specialty leader for temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and orofacial pain. At NPDS, he co-founded the Department of Defense Orofacial Pain Center and its residency program. Dr. Ehrlich is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the American Board of General Dentistry.
||Gary D. Klasser, DMD|
An associate professor at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry's Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and Biomaterials, Division of Diagnostic Sciences, Dr. Klasser earned his DMD from the University of Manitoba. He earned a certificate in orofacial pain from the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry, and he completed a fellowship in oral medicine and oral oncology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry where he served as assistant professor and director and chief of the oral medicine and orofacial pain clinic. Currently, his responsibilities at LSU include: clinical management, continuing education, research and training of predoctoral and postdoctoral students. He is the author or co-author of 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, two textbooks, and 12 textbook chapters.
||Christopher J. Spencer, DDS|
Dr. Spencer is an associate professor at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry's Department of Diagnostic Sciences. He earned his DDS degree from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Following many years of private dental practice in San Rafael, California, Dr. Spencer completed a two year fellowship in orofacial pain at the University of Florida Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center. He became clinical director of the Pain Center under Dr. Henry Gremillion. Currently, Dr. Spencer's responsibilities involve clinical faculty practice in the treatment of orofacial pain, training both predoctoral and postdoctoral students in diagnosis and treatment planning, continuing education, and writing articles to help educate health care professionals about the reality of facial pain in our patient populations.
LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at www.ada.org/CERP. LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education designates this activity for a maximum of 74 continuing education credits.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) reserves the right to cancel this continuum (or any session thereof) should circumstances warrant such action. If this continuum is cancelled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If any session is cancelled, the pro rata cost of the cancelled session will be refunded to you or you may attend the same session at the next continuum. If you cancel your registration for this continuum, you will receive a refund (minus an administrative cancellation fee of 10% of the total tuition) if LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives written notice by May 5, 2017. Notification of cancellation received after May 5, 2017 will result in forfeiture of your entire tuition. If you registered for an individual session of the continuum and must cancel that session, you will receive a refund (minus an administrative cancellation fee of 10% of the tuition you paid) if LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives written notification from you by the registration deadline for that session.
Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc./ (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) cannot be held responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation in the event a course is cancelled or rescheduled.
New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice:
Dental education and dental continuing education programs have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Participants are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the course or program has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the technique or procedure to ensure that they have attained competence. Providership or partial providership of a continuing education course by LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product.
Continuing Education Credit:
Continuing education credit awarded for participation in this continuum may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his or her state licensing board.
Please: No recording devices in lecture rooms, and turn mobile phones off.