Comprehensive Overview of TMD and Orofacial Pain

Comprehensive Overview of TMD and Orofacial Pain

Entirely live lectures via Zoom


Course Fee: $960         30-day Early Enrollment: $864       Limited Enrollment
CDE Credits: 25

3 Session Course
October 20-21, 2023
November 17-18
December 1-2
Fridays and Saturdays: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (last Saturday until 1:00 pm)

Lectures - online live via Zoom

This 3-session live virtual course will be comprised of lectures on temporomandibular joint disorders and UCLA’s clinical protocols on examining, diagnosing and treating patients with TMD (myofascial and TMJ disorders), primary headaches, neuropathic pain (including trigeminal neuralgia) as well as protocols for the management of obstructive sleep apnea. The course will include a review of common oral, topical and injectable medications used in an orofacial pain practice. Clinical examples will be given and discussed and Q&A sessions with the course director are encouraged both during the course and between sessions.

Learning Topics

  • Introduction to Temporomandibular Disorders
  • The Orofacial Pain Examination
  • Muscle Disorders: Diagnosis and treatment
  • Joint Mechanics: Diagnosis and the decision to treat or not to treat
  • Arthritides of the TM Joint: Diagnosis and Treatment 
  • A historical review of TMJ diagnosis and treatment including the controversies 
  • Theory of Pain
  • Intracranial Causes of Orofacial Pain 
  • Peripheral Neuropathic Pain 
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia         
  • Centralized Neuropathic Pain 
  • Neurovascular Causes of Pain 
  • Medication Management of Orofacial Pain Disorders 
  • Sleep Medicine for Dentists


Course Faculty

Sherwin Arman, DMD, MPH
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor and Director UCLA Orofacial Pain Program, UCLA School of Dentistry

Learning Objectives

Completion of this course will allow the participant to:

  • Identify diagnostic criteria for various orofacial pain disorders
  • Know the treatment options available in a typical orofacial pain practice
  • Choose various types of imaging, when to order and what type to order
  • Understand medications, dosages and common adverse effects to be aware of
  • Apply learning on oral appliance therapy for OSA, indications, contraindications and protocols


Speaker/instructor subject to change without prior notice


Policies - Cancellation and Refund

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