LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education is the brand name of LSU’s overall continuing dental education program; it represents the long-standing affiliation and working relationship between LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry and The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. for the purpose of developing and marketing continuing education courses.
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Course Description

Course #: 40-20
A maximum of 74 clinical CE hours
Phone: (504) 941-8193
Fax: (504) 941-8403


This is a comprehensive, one-year, five-weekend, interactive orofacial pain CE 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.

All sessions of the continuum are held at LSU School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana. The tuition fee for this course is $9,950 per participant. A $1,000 non-refundable deposit secures your seat and will be credited toward your tuition total. Payment plans are available.


June 5 - 6, 2020
Session 1 | Clinical Application of Head, Neck, and Airway Anatomy with Dissection

July 31 - August 2, 2020
Session 2 | Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD): An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis and                             Management

October 9 - 10, 2020
Session 3 | Dentistry's Role in the Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Disorders

December 4 - 5, 2020
Session 4 | The Many Faces of Orofacial Pain: Beyond TMD

February 26 - 27, 2021
Session 5 | Patient Case Presentations and Review: An Interactive and Participatory Session


The continuum is directed, coordinated, and presented by Drs. Henry Gremillion,
Dale Ehrlich, Gary Klasser, and Christopher Spencer.

Guest presenters also participate in each session.

Registration Fees

Registration Deadline: May 8, 2020
Tuition for 5-Session Continuum: $9,950 per attendee (Dentist or Healthcare Professional)

A $1,000 non-refundable deposit reserves your seat. This deposit is credited toward your total tuition. The remaining balance is due May 8, 2020 or you may enter into a payment plan to pay in installments. 

To Register

Register Online ($1,000 deposit or $9,950 full tuition amount) or
Call: (504) 941-8193 or
Fax: Registration Form with Payment to: (504) 941-8403 or
Mail: Registration Form with Payment to: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education | 1100 Florida Avenue,
Box 142-B, New Orleans, LA 70119

Schedule subject to change. More information coming soon.

About the Continuum Directors

Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD,              Dean LSUSD Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD
Dr. Gremillion is dean of LSU 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 80 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.
Dale Ehrlich, MS, DDS, MAGD A. Dale Ehrlich, MS, DDS, MAGD
Chairman of the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and Biomaterials at LSU 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 Klasser, DMD Gary D. Klasser, DMD
A professor at LSU 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 65 peer-reviewed journal articles, four textbooks, and 20 textbook chapters. He is past President of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.
Christopher Spencer, DDS Christopher J. Spencer, DDS
Dr. Spencer is an associate professor at LSU 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

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 either 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) if LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives written notice no later than May 8, 2020. Notification of cancellation received after May 8, 2020 will result in forfeiture of your entire tuition.

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. 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.

Equality of Educational Opportunity: The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc., LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education, and LSU School of Dentistry are committed to equality of educational opportunity and do not discriminate against applicants, students or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.

Photography Release: By attending this course/session, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images either in audio, photographic or video format recorded on site to be used by The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) for educational and promotional purposes.

Please: No recording devices in lecture rooms, and turn mobile phones off.


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