DT-1A Potpourri of Pain

4.86 (7 votes)

CE: 1.5 

Description: This session will provide an overview of pain mechanisms from the perspective of making biologically-based recommendations for diagnosis and management of odontogenic and non-odontogenic pain patients. We will use selected cases from our practices to describe how increased knowledge of pain biology can improve our care of patients in pain. 

At the conclusions, attendees will be able to: 

  • Describe differences between nociceptive, inflammatory, and neuropathic pain.
  • Describe peripheral and central pain mechanisms.
  • Apply this knowledge to make evidence-based diagnostic and therapeutic decisions in treating endodontic pain patients.


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9 Questions
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Kenneth Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Ken Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown University, his PhD in physiology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota. Ken spent 5 years at the Pain Clinic of the NIDCR and 7 years as an associate professor of Endodontics and Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota. He joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1997, as professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics and is cross-appointed as professor in the Departments of Pharmacology, Physiology and Surgery in the Medical School. He maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. Ken has received an NIH MERIT Award for research, two IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, the ADA Gold Medal for Research and the Louis I. Grossman Award from the AAE. He has published more than 190 articles and, with Harold Goodis and Frank Tay, co-edited the 2nd edition Seltzer and Bender’s Dental Pulp, and, with Lou Berman, co-edited the 11th edition of Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp. Ken also serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

Nikita Ruparel, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

AAE20 Program Chair

Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Education Program in Endodontics at UT Health San Antonio. My research interests include pain biology and sex differences in pain.