De-mystifying Oro-facial Pain for the Dental Practitioner

Presented by: Dr. Brian Freund

RCDSO Expiry Date: June 30, 2022

To qualify as a Core Category 1 course, the course certificate must be issued no later than this date.

RCDSO CE Points: 3, Category 1

Points can also be used as Category 2. For further information see our CE Points Page.

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  • Dr. Brian Freund BSC, DDS, MD, FRCDC, MCFPC

     Dr. Freund earned his medical degree from McMaster University and dental training from the University of Toronto. He practices as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in the Greater Toronto area. He is actively engaged in clinical training and research with extensive publications on the use of Botulinum Toxins in the head and neck.

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Oro-facial pain patients make most General Practitioners as well as Specialists cringe. However, caring for these unfortunate individuals can be personally rewarding and advantageous for the practice. With a basic understanding of different types of pain and how to differentiate them, most patients can be quickly and effectively diagnosed. This presentation will focus on the most common non-tooth ache pain conditions presenting to the GP. This session will review the basic physiology of pain, and offer a simplified practical approach to dealing with the patient who presents in pain.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To quickly and confidently diagnose most common oro-facial pain conditions encountered in dental practice.
  2. To provide an algorithm for the treatment of these conditions. allowing them to decide whether to treat or to refer and to whom.
  3. Make attendees aware of different diagnostic and imaging techniques and when to use them.