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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
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, 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: Dentistry's Role in the Diagnosis & Management of Sleep Disorders
    Session 3 of The Third LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™
    Friday-Saturday, January 20-21, 2017

  • Read an 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 to read "Orofacial Pain—A Priority at LSUSD" in the e-Newsletter LSUSD News.

  • Dr. Gremillion presented "The Multiple Interfaces of Occlusion" at The Pankey Institute Annual Meeting in Florida on September 8-10, 2016.

  • Dr. Gremillion was presented with the Dental Hero Award by the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education on September 10, 2016 - Click here to read in LSUSD News

  • Dr. Gremillion also provided two presentations to the Arizona Dental Association: "Triaging Orofacial Pain: Diagnostic Dilemmas" and "The Multiple Interfaces of Occlusion in Tucson, AZ on September 17, 2016.

  • Dr. Gary Klasser provided a presentation on "Burning Mouth: Recognition, Understand and Management" on September 15, 2016 at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health Seminar Series in Rochester, NY.

  • Dr. Gary Klasser recently published two articles:
    • "Burning Mouth Syndrome" in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America journal with Grushka, M. and Su, N. 2016 Aug; 28 (3): 381-96.
    • "Obstructive sleep apnea and the need for its introduction into dental curricula" in the European Journal of Dental Education with Güneri, P., İlhan, B., Çal, E., and Epstein, J.B. 2016 Feb.

Register Now for The Fourth LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum (Click Here)

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