I-4 Complicated Pain Presentations: Working Through the Pain

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CE Credits: 1.5

Program Overview:

Have you ever found yourself in a complete quandary as to how you can diagnose and manage a patient’s complicated pain? We have pulled together a team of experts to help practitioners gain confidence in addressing patients with complicated pain histories and symptoms. This interactive session will consist of a round table discussion exploring actual patient scenarios, all presenting with an initial chief complaint of a tooth ache, but possessing complicated pain trajectories. Each case will be reviewed from the perspective of a pain practitioner, a psychologist, and a neurologist. Case histories will be developed, and clinical testing strategies will be explored yielding an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Recognize complicated pain patterns that may initially present as being of endodontic origin but are ultimately diagnosed as being non-odontogenic.
  •  Develop a meaningful history and conduct appropriate testing be able to differentiate between pain that is and is not of odontogenic origin.
  •  Determine where to appropriately refer patients suspected of having pain that is not likely to abate subsequent to root canal therapy

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

Alfred L. Clavel, M.D.

Alfred L. Clavel Jr., M.D. is a Neurologist and Pain Specialist in Minnesota. He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Neurology and Psychiatry with Subspecialty Certification in Pain Medicine. He is Department Head of Pain Management for HealthPartners Inc. in Minnesota. He is President of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He served as Medical Director of the Hennepin County Medical Center Pain Program from 1993 to 2006.and Medical Director, Pain Rehabilitation Services at Fairview-University Pain and Palliative Care Center from 2006 to 2008. He is an owner of the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic, St Paul, Minnesota a unique medical-dental integrated clinic. Dr. Clavel teaches health professionals nationally on psychoneuroimmunology, headache, chronic pain and the integration of hypnosis and mind-body medicine with tradition medicine. He has special interests in the prevention of chronic pain, integrative health, visceral pain, and central sensitivity syndromes.

Leesa Morrow, Ph.D., J.D., L.P.

Dr. Morrow completed a doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of North Texas and an internship in Clinical Psychology at Indiana University School of Medicine. She has devoted her career to a blend of clinical practice and teaching. Dr. Morrow has expertise in the treatment of acute and chronic pain, as well as stress exacerbated systemic illnesses. She uses a variety of treatment modalities including biofeedback, hypnosis and cognitive-behavioral therapy. After many years working as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Morrow completed a degree in law at Indiana University School of Law. This additional education expanded Dr. Morrow’s professional expertise with the understanding of bioethics and medical malpractice. Dr. Morrow is an invited speaker to various continuing education venues throughout the country, where she presents topics related to TMD pain, Personality and Chronic Pain Behavior, Bruxism, the Management of Difficult Medical and Dental Patients, and Bioethics.

Donald R. Nixdorf, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Donald Nixdorf graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Dentistry in 1996. He completed a hospital dentistry residenty and masters at The Ohio State University, anesthesia fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, orofacial pain fellowship at the University of Alberta, an internship within the summer institute in clinical dental research at the University of Washington, and was a visiting research fellow at the University of Oxford with FMRIB. Most recently he completed a master of science in clinic research in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health as a part of his K12 training program. Dr. Nixdorf is an associate professor, division director, and past graduate program director at the University of Minnesota in the division of TMD & orofacial pain. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of neurology, research investigator in the HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, and the deputy director of the Midwest Region within the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Dr. Nixdorf is a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology (NDBA) and the American Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP). Dr. Nixdorf's research is focused on the topic of persistent non-odontogenic “tooth” pain, exploring issues related to classification, diagnosis, epidemiology, exploration of mechanisms, and treatment options. As well, he is involved in the development of dental MRI as technology to assist in the determination of when local disease is presence or absent. Dr. Nixdorf also maintains a clinical practice restricted to the diagnoses and management of chronic TMD pain, headaches, and neuropathic pain. He sees patients at the University of Minesota School of Dentistry, as well as within the M-Heath hospital system.

Brent D. Rundquist, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Brent Rundquist is a full time endodontic practitioner with The Dental Specialists in Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. He practiced general dentistry for 10 years and treatment of facial pain prior to specializing in endodontics in 2003. He is a guest lecturer in the endodontic department at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and he currently resides in South Minneapolis. Other interests include playing trombone in the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra and Ars Nova Brass Quintet, fly fishing, and exploring the Boundary Wayers Canoe Area Wilderness

Alfred L. Clavel, M.D.

Disclosure: I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

Leesa Morrow, Ph.D., J.D., L.P.

Disclosure: I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

Donald R. Nixdorf, D.D.S., M.S.

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University od Minnesota (Self) : Other Financial or Material Support (Status: Ongoing), Salary (Status: Ongoing)

Brent D. Rundquist, D.D.S., M.S.   

Disclosure: I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.