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Course #: 40-21
A maximum of 74 clinical CE hours

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 region.

When headache is included, the incidence of orofacial pain is much higher. In response to the high incidence of orofacial pain, LSU School of Dentistry has committed significant resources to recruiting educators who can provide patient care, as well as instruct students in the field of orofacial pain.

Whether you are driven by a passion to better help your patients or you are working towards a fellowship and need CE credit hours, you should consider LSU’s Orofacial Pain Continuum. 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 feature renowned guest lecturers.

The next step on your educational journey awaits! 

Overview

This comprehensive program focuses on the structural/functional aspect of TMD and Orofacial Pain but also addresses the neurological, psychological, and general health of the patient. Continuum directors and guest lecturers will discuss therapies and devices used to treat TMD and Orofacial Pain, emerging technologies, and share “tried and true” methodologies. Because many physicians and other health care professionals treat orofacial pain patients, they are encouraged and welcome to attend this continuum.

Specialty Designation / Certification

In May of 2020, the American Dental Association recognized Orofacial Pain as a new specialty. In order to be certified as a specialist in Orofacial Pain, a dentist must pass both the written and oral exams of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. If you are interested becoming certified, our continuum can help you prepare for you future success.

Focus on Functional / Structural Anatomy

LSU School of Dentistry’s Orofacial Pain Continuum is the only one of its kind in the U.S. which combines a comprehensive focus on TMD and Orofacial Pain with renowned guest lecturers that are top in their fields (dentistry, sleep medicine/therapy, physical therapy, etc.), AND dedicates an entire session to anatomy with dissection.

The clinical application of head, neck, and airway anatomy with dissection session (session 5) places specific emphasis on TMJ anatomy, airway and sinus, and trigger point and diagnostic nerve block anatomy. This in-depth, two-day session lead by Dr. Ronald Auvenshine and Dr. Franklin Dolwick will change the way you look at TMD and Orofacial Pain.

Dr. Auvenshine has a PhD in Anatomy with a specialty in Neuroanatomy and has been a major contributor to the Orofacial Pain Continuum since its inception. He studied under Dr. Parker Mahan, who was one of the most influential clinicians in the field of facial pain.

Dr. Dolwick is a world-renowned Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon specializing in the surgical treatment of temporomandibular disorders. He was a pioneer in the development of TMJ arthrography and surgical procedures for the treatment of TMJ internal derangement.

Schedule

July 23 - 25, 2021 | Via Live-Stream Video Conference
Session 1 - Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD): An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis and
Management

October 1 - 2, 2021 | Via Live-Stream Video Conference
Session 2 - Dentistry's Role in the Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Disorders

December 3 - 4, 2021 | Via Live-Stream Video Conference
Session 3 - The Many Faces of Orofacial Pain: Beyond TMD

January 21 - 22, 2022 | In Person @ LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry
Session 4 - Patient Case Presentations and Review: An Interactive and Participatory Session

June 10 - 11, 2022 | In Person @ LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry
Session 5 - Clinical Application of Head, Neck, and Airway Anatomy with Dissection

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

Guest presenters also participate in each session.

PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE!

CALL (504.941.8193) OR EMAIL (CDE@LSUHSC.EDU) OUR OFFICE
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

Registration Fees *

Early Bird
BY 12:00 pm / noon (CST)
June 11, 2021

Regular
AFTER 12:00 pm / noon (CST) 
June 11, 2021

Dentist/Healthcare Professional

$8,950

$9,950

* A $1,000 non-refundable deposit resrves your seat. This deposit is credited toward your total tuition.
The remaining balance is due by July 9, 2021 or you may enter into a payment plan with our office to pay in installments.

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"The Orofacial Pain Continuum at LSU gave me confidence to take a proper history of my patients 
and address their concerns. I’m glad it didn’t promote any particular device, philosophy, 
or technique – it’s based on the science of anatomy and physiology.  The single most useful and 
interesting section was the detailed dissection weekend – 
I had forgotten more than I thought since dental school!"

- Steve Carstensen, DDS

"I would recommend the Continuum for everybody, who is trully interested in the health of patients. I am myself general dentist with interest in functional problem patients and I would say that not only I, but my patients certainly benefitted from this continuum. 
I have told friends and colleagues, the Dawson Academy changed the way I view dentistry,
LSU's Orofacial Pain Continuum changed the way I view my patients."

- Hana Leino Pastrnakova, DDS

 

About the Continuum Directors

A. Dale Ehrlich, MS, DDS, MAGD, Diplomate ABOP
Dale Ehrlich, MS, DDS, MAGD Dr. Ehrlich is chairman of the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and Biomaterials at LSU School of Dentistry and a retired Captain in the Dental Corps, US Navy. He earned his DDS at Indiana University and completed a fellowship in orofacial pain at the University of Florida Craniofacial Pain Center. At the Naval Postgraduate Dental School, Dr. Ehrlich established the Orofacial Pain Postgraduate Program for the Navy Dental Corps and served as the first specialty leader for temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain. Dr. Ehrlich is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and a Diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry. 
Gary D. Klasser, DMD, Cert. Orofacial Pain
Gary Klasser, DMD Dr. Gary D. Klasser obtained his dental degree from the University of Manitoba (Canada). He also obtained a certificate in orofacial pain from the University of Kentucky and completed a fellowship in Oral Medicine/Oral Oncology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Klasser is a professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry. He has published numerous peer reviewed scientific articles, as well as contributing many chapters to various textbooks and serves as an associate editor/editorial reviewer for a number of journals. He is also co-editor of several textbooks related to oral and facial pain and is a Past-President of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.
Christopher J. Spencer, DDS, Cert. Orofacial Pain
Christopher Spencer, DDS Dr. Spencer is a professor at LSU School of Dentistry’s Department of Diagnostic Sciences. He earned his DDS from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Following many years of private dental practice in California, Dr. Spencer completed a two year fellowship in orofacial pain at the University of Florida Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center and became clinical director of the Pain Center. Currently, Dr. Spencer trains both predoctoral and postdoctoral students in diagnosis and treatment planning of orofacial pain and writes articles to help educate health care professionals about the reality of facial pain in our patient populations. 
Ronald C. Auvenshine, DDS, PhD, Diplomate ABOP

Dr. Auvenshine lectures nationally and internationally in the fields of TMD and orofacial pain. He earned his DDS from Emory University School of Dentistry and PhD in Human Anatomy from LSU Medical School. Dr. Auvenshine is Founder & Director of the Orofacial Pain Clinic at DeBakey V.A. Hospital in Houston, founding Diplomate of American Board of Orofacial Pain, and visiting professor at LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Auvenshine has been a contributing member of LSU School of Dentistry’s Orofacial Pain Continuum since its inception.


Additional Information

Additional information, references, links, and photos of our past continuums are included on the LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum website

Video Conference (for Sessions 1-3)

LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform role call and random check-ins via the chat window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links: 

  • a link to the meeting,
  • a link to a short test,
  • and a link to a course evaluation.

If you are new to video conferencing and/or if you have not participated in a video conference course with LSUCDE and/or it has been awhile since your last video conference WE STRONGLY ADVISE that you review all troubleshooting/test links that will be sent to you in your "course logisitics" email and attend the "tech help" session prior to the course. You must submit the test and evaluation in order to receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person hours. For details on how LSU CDE video conferencing works, FAQs, and troubleshooting tips and tricks click here.

Hotel Accommodations (for Sessions 4-5)

For session 4, we have a block room rate of $209/night plus applicable taxes and fees with the JW Marriott Hotel located at 614 Canal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. To make your reservation at this rate (group name Annual LACDE Orofacial Pain Session Jan2022), click here or call 888.364.1200. The deadline to make reservations under this rate is Thursday, December 23, 2021.

For session 5, we have a block room rate of $229/night plus applicable taxes and fees with the JW Marriott Hotel located at 614 Canal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. To make your reservation at this rate (group name LSU Orofacial Pain, Session #5), click here or call 888.364.1200. The deadline to make reservations under this rate is Sunday, May 1, 2022.

 

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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.

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 July 9, 2021. Notification of cancellation received after July 9, 2021 will result in forfeiture of your entire tuition.

Health and Wellness (Physical Attendance) Policy: By registering for an in-person course, you affirm that you will comply with the safety requirements of the course facility/location with regards to wearing face masks, getting temperature taken, etc. You also affirm that you will NOT attend the course if you have a fever, respiratory/flu-like symptoms and/or if you believe that you have been exposed to COVID-19. If you are ill and/or feel that you should self-quarantine and will not be able to attend the course (in-person), contact our office (504.941.8193 or CDE@lsuhsc.edu). It is your responsibility to (i) ensure you are healthy enough to attend a course in person, (ii) abide by safety requirements of the course facility/location, and (iii) contact LSUCDE office (504.941.8193 or CDE@lsuhsc.edu) if you will be unable to attend a course due to illness. LSUCDE must be contacted PRIOR to the start date/time of the course. LSUCDE monitors updates from the CDC, as well as, local, state, and federal guidelines. If additional safety precautions become necessary, LSUCDE will inform registered attendees.

Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation: LACDE (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 canceled or rescheduled. Please: No recording devices in lecture room or lab, and turn mobile phones off. New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice: You are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into your practice, especially when the course has not provided you with supervised clinical experience to ensure you have attained competence.

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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