7 Spielman Road • Fairfield, NJ 07004

Neurophysiology of facial and oral pain, TMD (Includes 1 hour of required prescription opioids)




This program can be attended as either a :

*LIVE INTERACTIVE webinar: you will need an i-phone, i-pad, lap top, or desk top to view it and a microphone or webcam.

Webinar links are emailed one day prior to the class date.

*Attend at our School:  we follow all the CDC/State Guidelines for Vocational Schools 

**This class includes the required one hour of prescription opioid lecture needed for this years license renewal.

Neurophysiology of facial and oral pain, TMD 

 The Neurophysiology of Facial and Oral Pain: Why you cannot find the toothache!
o (This is not about orofacial pain diseases but rather reviews the complexity of our Trigeminal System and day to day challenges when providing dental care.)
o Orofacial pain pathways
o What is the brain homunculus – why does it look like it does
o Aspects of referred oral/dental/facial pain – you do not want to make a wrong dental diagnosis or miss recognizing a patient with possible cancer

 Overview of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)
o Anatomy of masticatory muscles, the TMJ
o Muscular and Joint pathology and symptoms
o Current appropriate management – do oral splints really fix a TMD
o Differential diagnosis – headache, other
o Acute vs. chronic TMD
 Chronic TMD – refer to an OFP/TMD specialist Now a recognized ADA specialty
 Chronic TMD can create difficulties in dental management

Time:         9am to 3:30pm

Credits:     6 CEUs

Location:    DSI: 7 Spielman Road   Fairfield, NJ or You can Participate in this seminar from your location via live interactive webinar.

Instructor:  Dr. Harold Cohen: is currently a Professor Emeritus at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, NJ.  He ran a private general dental practice in Old Bridge, NJ with an adjunctive focus on Orofacial Pain & Temporomandibular Disorders. In his past role at Rutgers Dental, he oversaw dental care of medically complex patients.  He now has significant interests centering on immunology and genetics, which will be significant dental and medical Dx and TX considerations in the future. Dr.  Harold Cohen has no financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.

Dental Studies Institute is ADA CERP recognized provider, #07394037. The formal continuing education program of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends for 03/03/1994 to 12/31/2024. 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. Dental Studies Institute designates each activity for continuing education credits. Credits are listed in each course description.

**The Content and format of this Continuing Education course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service. No DSI Staff  have a financial relationship with this speaker or company.

Additional information


Live Webinar: Fri. Feb. 24, 2023 Time: 9am to 3:30pm, Attend at our School: Fri. Feb. 24, 2023 Time: 9am to 3:30pm