LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™ in New Orleans

Call Us:  504-941-8193 

LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™ - 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, manage, 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 2017-2018 (Fourth) LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™
    Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, 2018
    Continuum graduation ceremony to follow

  • The Parker E. Mahan Alumni Assocation Meeting on March 9-10, 2018 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. More information TBA.

  • Dr. Klasser presented at the following seminars and/or meetings:
    • Orofacial Pain Update - Diagnosis and Management at the Endodontic and Implant Center Annual CE in Mandeville, LA.

  • Dr. Spencer and Klasser recently published the following articles:
    • Spencer CJ, Klasser GD. PAIN UPDATE - Oral Dysesthesia: A Perplexing Problem for Practitioners. J Am Dent Assoc 2017;148(12):941-945.

  • Dr. Gremillion and Klasser recently published the following:
    • Gremillion HA, Klasser GD. Temporomandibular Disorders: Etiology, Diagnosis and Management. 2nd ed. Considerations MetLife Quality Resource Guide 2018
    • Gremillion HA, Klasser GD, eds. Temporomandibular Disorders: A Translational Approach From Basic Science to Clinical Applicability. Springer International Publishing; 2018.

  • Dr. Dale Ehrlich presented the following topic: Head and Neck Anatomy at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Washington, D.C. on February 22, 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.

REGISTER NOW! for The 2018-2019 LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum (Register Online Here)

Registration Deadline:  May 18, 2018 • Starts June 15, 2018 and Ends March 29, 2019