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

  • Congratulations to the participants who have met all the requirements and completed the 2016-2017 (Third) LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™! A closing ceremony and dinner was held on Friday, July 21, 2017. 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, click here to send us an e-mail. We'd love to hear from you!

  • Coming Up: The Many Faces of Orofacial Pain: Beyond TMD
    Session 4 of The 2017-2018 (Fourth) LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™
    Friday and Saturday, February 2-3, 2018

  • Dr. Dale Ehrlich presented the following topics: Head and Neck Anatomy & Imaging and Differential Diagnosis at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Washington, D.C. on October 31, 2017.

  • We are pleased to announce Dr. Steve Carstensen joined the Orofacial Pain Continuum adjunct faculty in November 2017. He will provide a didactic and clinical component to the program in dental sleep medicine. He brings a wealth of knowledge and has devoted a large amount of time in both practice and classwork to sleep medicine.

  • Dr. Klasser published an article:
    • Guneri P, Ilhan B, Epstein JB, Klasser GD. Obstructive sleep apnea and the need for its introduction into dental curricula. Eur J Dent Educ 2017;21(2):121-129.

  • Dr. Klasser recently presented at the following meetings:
    • 3rd GSID International Congress of the Italian Study Group on Craniomandibular Disorders (Gruppo di Studio Italiano Disordini Craniomandibolari - GSID) in Marina di Carrara, Italy and lectured on Management Principles for Orofacial Pain Conditions.
    • 3rd GSID International Congress of the Italian Study Group on Craniomandibular Disorders (Gruppo di Studio Italiano Disordini Craniomandibolari - GSID) in Marina di Carrara, Italy and lectured on What's changed with the Classification and Definition of Orofacial Pains.
    • 29th Annual University of Kentucky Orofacial Pain Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky and lectured on Persistent Pain after Endodontic Therapy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™ - Continuing Education

LSU's Committment to Orofacial Pain Education

Call Us:  504-941-8193 

One-Hour Online CE Course on Orofacial Pain

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

LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™ in New Orleans

Registration is Open: The 2018-2019 LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum (Click Here)

Registration Deadline: May 18, 2018 • Starts June 15, 2018 - Ends March 30, 2019

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