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LSU Orofacial Pain Continuing Education

LSU's Committment to Orofacial Pain Education


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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
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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, treat, or at least know when to refer orofacial pain patients to a qualified practitioner."

One-Hour Online CE Course on Orofacial Pain

with Anytime CE from LSU Health New Orleans CDE • Register Online Here

  • Coming Up: Patient Case Presentations & Review: An Interactive & Participatory Session
    Session 5 of The 2016-2017 (Third) LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™
    Friday-Saturday, July 21-22, 2017

  • Coming Up: Clinical Application of Head, Neck, and Airway Anatomy with Dissection
    Session 1 of The 2017-2018 (Fourth) LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™
    Friday-Saturday, June 2-3, 2017

  • The Parker E. Mahan Alumni Assocation Meeting on March 10-11, 2017 was excellent. Join in 2018 to honor the legacy of Dr. Parker Mahan through studying and sharing with each other the never-ending possibilities of this profession. Save the Date for 2018: Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, 2018. Click here for more information about the 2018 meeting.

  • Read an LSUSD News article on LSU School of Dentistry's "plans 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.

  • Dr. Gary Klasser presented "Dentistry and Sleep Medicine" in October 2016 at the Seattle Study Club-Winnipeg Progressive Dental Study Club Chapter in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada).

  • Dr. Klasser also published an article:
    • Sarsar F, Kaval ME, Klasser GD, Güneri P. Impact of internet supported dental education: Initial outcomes in a study sample. Journal of Human Sciences 2016;13(3):4986-4997.

  • Drs. Klasser, Gremillion, and Ehrlich recently published book chapters:
    • Klasser GD, Gremillion HA, Ehrlich AD. Chapter 101: Neuropathic Orofacial Pain. In: Brennan P, Schliepahake H, Ghali GE, Cascarini L, eds. Maxillofacial Surgery, 3rd ed. St. Louis: Elsevier;2017:1524-1533.
    • Gremillion HA, Klasser GD, Ehrlich AD. Chapter 102: Neuropathic Orofacial Pain. In: Brennan P, Schliepahake H, Ghali GE, Cascarini L, eds. Maxillofacial Surgery, 3rd ed. St. Louis: Elsevier;2017:1534-1543.

  • Dr. Christopher Spencer recently published the following article and book chapter:
    • Spencer, CJ. Tooth pain: how to approach difficult to diagnose cases. Gen. Dent. 2017 Jan-Feb; 65(1): 15-18.
    • Spencer, CJ. Chapter 19: The Examination, Differential Diagnosis, and Management of Toothache Pain. In: Weinstein G, Zientz M, eds. The Dental Reference Manual. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2017:391-408.

Coming Up: The 2017-2018 LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum (Click Here)

Registration Deadline: May 5, 2017 • Starts June 2, 2017 - Ends May 12, 2017

Save $1,000 per attendee if two or more register together at the same time.