Non-odontogenic Pain: What Endodontists Should Know
CE Hours: 1.0
Description: Arriving at a diagnosis for orofacial pain can be particularly challenging, and treatment without a well-formulated of diagnosis can result in mismanagement and might exacerbate existing pain. This webinar will provide a brief background on mechanisms of orofacial pain and explain why diagnosis orofacial pain can be challenging. In addition, it will cover diagnosis of conditions that might mimic pulpal and apical pain. To aid practitioners in diagnosis, the webinar will review the recently published International Classification of Orofacial Pain (ICOP).
- Explain why non-odontogenic sources of pain can be mistaken as tooth pain by patients.
- Explain how the International Classification of Orofacial Pain (ICOP) can be used by endodontists to aid in diagnosis.
- List possible sources of non-odontogenic pain that might be misdiagnosed as endodontic pain.
Alan S. Law, DDS, PhD
Dr. Alan Law received his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa. He also completed his PhD, “Mechanisms and Modulation of Orofacial Pain”, with the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Law has published over 40 articles in scientific and clinical journals, and has co-authored chapters on The Non-Odontogenic Toothache and Regenerative Endodontics in Pathways of the Pulp, and has lectured at over 300 local, national and international meetings. Dr. Law is a member the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontics, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He is a Past President of the American Association of Endodontists, Past President of the Minnesota Association of Endodontists, and Past President of the American Board of Endodontics. He is in full –time practice in the Twin Cities, and President of The Dental Specialists, a multi-specialty dental practice with over 35 specialists. He is also a Research Professor in the Division of Endodontics at the University of Minnesota.
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