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Course Description

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The Many Faces of Orofacial Pain:
 Beyond TMD

in New Orleans

Friday-Saturday, December 4-5, 2020 
at the LSU School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana

A maximum of 14 clinical hours (lecture) | Course #44-20 | AGD#: 200
and Breakfast: 7:30-8:15 am (each day)
  Course Starts: 8:15 am (each day) | Course Ends: no later than 5:00 pm (each day)

Registration Fees  

(BY 12:00 pm / noon CST 11/25/20)

 Dentist/Healthcare Provider


IMPORTANT: The email address used to register will be the email address to which all course materials will be sent. Once 
   you are registered in the course, you will receive an email confirmation from CDE@LSUHSC.EDU
   EMAIL CONIFRMATION FROM CDE@LSUHSC.EDU within ten (10) business days, please call our office 504.941.8193.

  CDE@LSUHSC.EDU is never used for marketing purposes, to ensure delivery of course information please add this email address
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4 Ways to Register!

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Phone: (504) 941-8193

Fax: (504) 941-8403  

 Mail:   LSU CDE
            1100 Florida Avenue,
            Box 142-B

            New Orleans, LA

Overview & Objectives

This course 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 course also includes a discussion on cranial nerve pathology, vascular pain, otalgia, salivary gland pathofunction, neuropathic pain, headaches, burning mouth syndrome, and movement disorders. Other topics covered include the diagnostic confusion that can result from the complexity of neural networks involving the craniocervical area and the number of conditions that share common symptoms with or may mimic odontogenic pain. After participating in this activity, participants should have an increased understanding toward the complex neurophysiology of pain; the ability to recognize and understand the influence of various headache disorders in the diagnosis and management of the patient encountering orofacial pain; and an increased understanding of the concepts of dysfunctional neuropathic orofacial pain conditions and their various management approaches.

About the Presenters

Solomon G. Brotman, DDS, MAGD is a graduate of the University of Maryland and received his Certificate in Comprehensive General Dentistry from the University of Florida. He was Chairman of the Florida Board of Dentistry and is now Regional Clinical Director of Life and Specialty Ventures, USA. He maintains a private practice in Jacksonville, Florida. Olga Fermo, MD 
received her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She then completed her Neurology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and two fellowships in Headache Medicine and Interventional Pain Medicine at the University of South Florida. She has been with the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute since 2017.
Maria-Carmen B. Wilson, MD is Medical Director of the Headache and Facial Pain Program at Ochsner, North Shore Region. She is a former Professor of Neurology at the USF College of Medicine. She
is board certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine by the American Academy of Neurology and Psychiatry and the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties.

This course also serves as the fourth session of the five session Orofacial Pain Continuum™. Continuum directors Drs. Gremillion, Ehrlich, Klasser, and Spencer present and participate in courses throughout the continuum along with guest lecturers. The purpose of the LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™ is to establish a new category of CE for orofacial pain that is more comprehensive than other programs yet can be completed in five weekend sessions in less than a year.

If you wish to register for the entire continuum, register for course #40-20.

L-R: Drs. Dale Ehrlich, Henry Gremillion,
Christopher Spencer,
and Gary Klasser 

Course Location

The course will be held at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry located five miles from downtown New Orleans next to historic Bayou St. John and beautify City Park. The dental school is about twenty minutes from downtown New Orleans by taxi.

Experience New Orleans: 

New Orleans is a unique city bursting with over 200 years of history and culture. It remains America's most unique, authentic, and enthralling destination. Find out all that will be going on in New Orleans while you are in town by visiting or calling 1.800.672.6124, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Central Time.

Travel Accommodations: 

Please make your own airline and hotel reservations as soon as possible because New Orleans is busy with many events and conventions at this time of year. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 30-40 minutes by taxi from both downtown New Orleans and LSU School of Dentistry. For your return flight, please allow about 90 minutes for the trip to the airport and for airline check-in.

Hotel Accommodations: 

JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal Street (driveway entrance on 611 Common Street), New Orleans, LA 70130. The group name is 7th Annual LACDE Orofacial Pain Session 4. Block Room Rate is $195/+ applicable taxes and fees. The deadline to register for your room at this rate is November 12, 2020. Reserve your room by calling 1-800-771-9067 or clicking here




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 CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for 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 any course should circumstances warrant such action. If a course is canceled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration, the Academy will refund the tuition you paid (minus an administrative cancellation fee). We must receive your written cancellation request no later than November 19, 2020 by mail, fax at (504) 941-8403, or email at If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after the specified deadline, this will result in forfeiture of your entire tuition. 

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 educational institutions 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 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.

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

Continuing Education Credit: CE credit awarded for participation in a course or activity 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.

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 or lab, and turn mobile phones off.


1100 Florida Avenue  •  Box 142-B  •  Clinic Building  •  Room 4319  •  New Orleans  •  Louisiana 70119-2799
Phone: 504.941.8193  •  Fax 504.941.8403  •