AAE Online CE
OSC-6 Orofacial Pain: Distinguishing it from Endodontic Pain
We are all scared of how artificial intelligence might affect our jobs in the future. This presentation will discuss whether a narrow algorithm designed to distinguish between diagnoses of neuropathic pain from pulpal disease will help or even replace our clinical experts.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Distinguish between diagnoses in neuropathic pain from pulpal pain.
- Explain what the causes of idiopathic pulpal pain are.
- Describe the treatments of neuropathic pain are.
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Glenn Clark, DDS, MS
Dr. Glenn Clark is a currently Professor in the Division of Diagnostic Sciences at the School of Dentistry of University of Southern California. He is the Assistant Dean of Distance Education, Director of the Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine Center, Program Director of Orofacial Pain 2 year conventional residency program and Director of the Hybrid-Online Master’s degree program in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine. Dr. Clark is currently a visiting Professor at Dublin Dental University Hospital. Dr. Clark's work has involved him as Principal Investigator on several National Institute for Dental Research grants. Dr. Clark has written over 225 research articles, review papers, or chapters in textbooks. He has served as editor or co-editor of five books on Temporomandibular Problems and on Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy. His most recent book is title Orofacial Pain: A guide to medications and management and is published by Wiley-Blackwell Inc. He has been granted membership as a Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain (since 1996); he was voted alumnus of the Year of the UCLA School of Dentistry (1990). Dr. Clark was given the Pierre Robin Award for Academic Excellence (2001) by the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and in 2004 he was awarded fellowship in the American Academy of Oral Medicine. In 2005 he was given a lifetime achievement award by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. In 2018 he received the USC Provost’s Mentoring award for his work mentoring young faculty and graduate students.
Glenn Clark, DDS, MSI 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.