A comprehensive, 5-session, orofacial pain CE program starting May 31, 2019 and ending February 15, 2020. Designed specifically as an interactive, limited-attendance program for dentists and other health care practitioners who have a desire to better evaluate, diagnose, treat manage, and refer patients who have TMD, sleep disorders, and other types of orofacial pain.

Unique aspects of the continuum:

  • Anatomy & Dissection - Each participant performs in-depth dissection of the head, neck and airway
  • Interprofessional Faculty - Including oral & maxillofacial surgery, clinical and health psychology, physical therapy, sleep medicine, dental sleep practice, neurology, risk management and reimbursement practices, and practice management.
  • Convenient location in New Orleans - America's most interesting city
  • Hands-on Exercises - Designed to reinforce topics covered

Continuum Directors: Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD; A. Dale Ehrlich, MS, DDS, MAGD; Gary D. Klasser, DMD and Christopher J. Spencer, DDS.

Session Dates for The 2019-2020 Continuum:

  • Session 1: ​May 31-June 1, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
    Clinical Application of Head, Neck, and Airway Anatomy with Dissection

  • Session 2: August 2-4, 2019 (Friday, Saturday, and half-day on Sunday)
    Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD): An Evidence-Based Approach to
    ​Diagnosis and Management

  • Session 3: October 4-5, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
    Dentistry's Role in the Diagnosis & Management of Sleep Disorders 

  • Session 4: December 6-7, 2019 (Friday-Saturday)
    The Many Faces of Orofacial Pain: Beyond TMD

  • Session 5: February 14-15, 2020 (Friday-Saturday)
    Patient Case Presentations & Review: An Interactive & Participatory Session

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Dentists who treat patients with TMD, sleep disorders, and other types of orofacial pain are the primary target audience for this multi-disciplinary and inter-professional continuum. Because many physicians and other health care practitioners also treat orofacial pain patients, they are encouraged and welcome to attend this continuum. The purpose of the LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™ is to establish a new category of CE for orofacial pain that is more comprehensive yet can be completed in a one year, 5-session C.E. program.

After completing this continuum, participants should be better able to recognize, evaluate, diagnose, manage and refer patients who have TMD, sleep disorders, and other types of orofacial pain.

This comprehensive, interactive continuum offers:

  • ​A limited-attendance program with a low student to faculty ratio.
  • One-on-one learning opportunities, relationship building, and bonding between and among participants and faculty.
  • A 10½ day CE program that can be completed in five weekends within a year's time for under $10,000.
  • 74 hours of clinical CDE credit (lecture/participation), and
  • Breakfast, lunch, beverages and snack breaks each day.

Before the first session and between each session, participants will have self-study assignments:

  • Self-study will consist of reading assignments in books and journals that apply to each subsequent session.
  • These reading assignments are a key element of this comprehensive approach to orofacial pain continuing education.

On Thursday evening, May 30, 2019, LSU will host a welcome reception for all attendees at our downtown host hotel. This reception will give participants an initial taste of New Orleans and its hospitality and an opportunity to meet and get to know the continuum faculty and other participants in a relaxed setting.

On Friday evening of the last session, February 14, 2020, LSU will host a dinner at a private dining room for the 2019-2020 LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™ class and the course directors. At this dinner, the course directors will announce how the faculty will stay in touch with each continuum class. Each class member will receive a written verification of participation that is personally signed by each continuum director and acknowledges the comprehensive year of study and class work.

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Overview & Objectives 

​​Session 1: May 31-June 1, 2019

Session 2: August 2-4, 2019

Session 3: October 4-5, 2019

Session 4: December 6-7, 2019

Session 5: February 14-15, 2020

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The 2017-2018 (Fourth) LSU Orofacial Pain Continuum™

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Session 2: August 17-19, 2018

Session 3: October 5-6, 2018

Session 4: January 25-26, 2019

Session 5: March 29-30, 2019