LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™ in New Orleans

Call Us:  504-941-8193 

LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™ - Continuing Education

LSU's Commitment to Orofacial Pain Education

REGISTER NOW! for The 2019-2020 LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum

​Call (504) 941-8193 or email

Starts May 31, 2019 and Ends February 15, 2020


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LSU Health New Orleans 

Continuing Dental Education
1100 Florida Avenue, Box 142-B

Clinic Building, Room 4319

New Orleans, LA 70119-2799 

Telephone:  (504) 941-8193
Fax:  (504) 941-8403



The widespread condition know as orofacial pain often has a devastating impact on a patient's quality of life. Some surveys estimate that 22 percent of Americans over 18 years of age commonly report pain in the orofacial pain region. When headache is included, the incidence of orofacial pain is much higher.

In response to the high incidence of orofacial pain, LSU has committed significant resources to recruiting educators who can provide patient care, as well as instruct students in the field of orofacial pain. According to Dr. Henry A. Gremillion, dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, "As health care professionals, we should be able to diagnose, manage, or at least know when to refer orofacial pain patients to a qualified practitioner."

Take a One-Hour Online CE Course on Orofacial Pain

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  • Coming Up: The 2018-2019 LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™
    Session 3: Dentistry's Role in the Diagnosis & Management of Sleep Disorders

    Friday-Saturday, October 5-6, 2018

  • Congratulations to the participants who have met all the requirements and completed the 2017-2018 (Fourth) LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™! A closing ceremony and dinner was held on Friday, May 11, 2018. We wish the best of luck to each participant who completed and hope they continue to learn and grow in the field of orofacial pain, as well as share the great news about the continuum with others. Everyone is welcome to share a professional or personal achievement with the rest of The LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum family. If you would like to contact us, send us an e-mail. We'd love to hear from you!

  • The 2019-2020 LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™ dates are set - starting May 31, 2019 and ending February 15, 2020! Click here for newly added dates. Call (504) 941-8193 to register for the 2019-2020 Continuum.

  • The Parker E. Mahan Alumni Assocation Meeting will be on March 8-9, 2019. Last year was great. Join us in 2019 to honor the legacy of Dr. Parker Mahan through studying and sharing with each other the never-ending possibilities of this profession. Click here for more info and to register.

  • Dr. Klasser recently published the following articles:
    • Klasser GD, Manfredini D, Goulet JP, De Laat A. Oro-facial pain and temporomandibular disorders classification systems: A critical appraisal and future directions. J Oral Rehab 2018;45(3): 258-268.
    • Klasser GD. Trigeminal neuropathic pain and dental issues.TNA Quarterly 2018;Spring: 6-10. Springer International Publishing; 2018.

  • Dr. Klasser recently published the following book: de Leeuw R, Klasser GD, eds. Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management. 6th ed. Quintessence, Hanover Park; 2018.

  • Dr. Gremillion presented Anatomy of the Masticatory System: Clinical Application and Dissection at the Academy of General Dentistry 2018 Annual Meeting on June 7, 2018.

  • Dr. Ehrlich presented TMD/OFP: Changes in the Last 20 Years at the Academy of General Dentistry 2018 Annual Meeting on June 9, 2018.

  • Dr. Spencer presented at the following the meeting: Temporomandibular Disorders and Management at the Washington Academy of General Dentistry on April 28, 2018.

  • Dr. Klasser presented An Overview of Oral and Facial Pain - Lecture Series at the Kennedy Professional Educational Seminars in Turks and Caicos (British Overseas Territory) on March 9-16, 2018

  • Click here to read the latest research in Orofacial Pain - article abstracts are updated on a quarterly basis.

  • Read an LSUSD News article on LSU School of Dentistry's goals "to develop resources for Orofacial Pain treatment and education for students and residents at LSUSD, as well as practicing dentists worldwide." Click "Orofacial Pain—A Priority at LSUSD" to read this article.