2019 AAOM Fall Meeting - Program

Improving Outcomes in Orofacial Pain: A Team Sport

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Time Activity
8:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 AM AAOM and HEC Campus Welcome
Andres Pinto, DMD, MBA, MSCE
Milda Chmieliauskaite, DMD
Craig Hatch
8:40 – 9:10 AM

Neuroanatomy of Pain | Kentaro Ikeda, DDS, MPH

This session will focus on describing neuroanatomy concerning pain transmission, recruitment, sensitization. It will include important inhibitory and excitatory components (neurotransmitters and pathways).

  1. Describe basic neuroanatomy of pain conduction
  2. Understand the importance of the emotional affective component in pain transmission
  3. Understand inhibitory and excitatory pathways in the PNS and CNS
9:10 – 9:40 AM

What is New in Headache Management | Jennifer Kriegler, MD

This presentation will summarize the primary headaches, discuss overlapping clinical presentations and recent advancements in therapy.

  1. Review primary headaches
  2. Understand the clinical presentation of overlapping headache syndromes
  3. Learn about recent advances in targeted headache therapy
9:40 – 10:10 AM

Sinus Pain | Kenneth Rodriguez, MD

This session describes sinus pain, its etiology, and clinical signs/symptoms related to this condition.

  1. Recognize the common presentation of chronic and acute sinus pain
  2. Understand  the clinical etiology of sinus pain
10:10 – 10:20 AM Panel & Questions from Audience
10:20 – 10:35 AM Break
10:35 – 11:05 AM

Acupuncture for Head and Neck Pain | Hong Shen, MD

Acupuncture is an important tool in headache management. This session will describe applications of acupuncture for orofacial pain.

  1. Understand the basics of acupuncture
  2. Recognize the effect of acupuncture on head and neck pain
  3. Be familiar with the timing of acupuncture interventions for head and neck pain
11:05 – 11:35 AM

Clinical Pain Psychology | Judith Scheman, PhD

The burden of chronic pain requires careful assessment and treatment of its psychologic burden. This presentation will describe important skills that patients with chronic pain may acquire to improve their self-regulatory capacity.

  1. Observe the impact of pain on daily function
  2. Understand the roles of the patient and the clinician in chronic pain management
  3. Learn coping skills that patients in pain need to assist in their recovery
11:35 AM – 12:05 PM

Neuropathic Facial Pain | Arwa Farag, BDS, DMSc

This presentation will describe common neuropathic facial pain and highlight the importance of knowledge.

  1. Recognize key signs and symptoms of neuropathic facial pain
  2. Understand the impact of therapy and adverse effects
12:05 – 12:15 PM Panel & Questions from Audience
12:15 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 PM

Musculoskelatal Facial Pain: Novel Treatments | Eric Stoopler, DMD, FDSRCS, FDSRCPS

This presentation describes the classification of musculoskeletal orofacial disorders and focuses on novel therapy and the assessment of risk factors for developing on these conditions.

  1. Recognize the classification of musculoskeletal facial pain
  2. Discuss novel treatment for musculoskeletal facial pain
1:30 – 2:00 PM

Orofacial Pain and Sleep | Andres Pinto, DMD, MBA, MSCE

Chronic pain affects the duration and quality of sleep. Further, patients with sleep-disordered breathing may be at risk for facial pain due to sleep-related bruxism. Treatment of patients that present with both profiles will be discussed.

  1. Understand the association between chronic facial pain and sleep disorders
  2. Develop screening algorithms to understand the burden of each disorder
  3. Discuss preliminary evidence of interventions for patients with concurrent sleep-disordered breathing and facial pain
2:00 – 2:30 PM

Physical Therapy and Orofacial Pain | Denee Trosterud, PT

Cervical dysfunction occurs frequently with concomitant TMD. This presentation describes how PT is a pivotal approach to the management of difficult cases.

  1. Highlight the role of physical therapy in the management of head and neck pain
  2. Recognize the importance of the cervicotrigeminal system in head and neck pain management
2:30 – 3:00 PM

Integrative Medicine for Orofacial Pain | Dharti Patel, DMD, ND, FDS RCS (Ed)

Integrative medicine involves a holistic approach to health. Interventions for orofacial pain may impact the overall prognosis of therapy. This approach is important in the patient with either polypharmacy or geriatric individuals.

  1. Recognize the role of integrative medicine for head and neck pain management
  2. Discuss how to incorporate integrative medicine in patient-specific treatment planning
  3. Discuss appropriate patient selection for referral to integrative medicine
3:00 – 3:10 PM Break & Questions from Audience
3:10 – 3:40 PM

Imaging and Facial Pain | Ali Zakir Syed, BDS, MS

Careful knowledge of head and neck anatomy is relevant to the treating clinician. Referred otalgia or cervicalgia are frequent complaints in the facial pain patient.

  1. Describe imaging CBCT anatomic considerations in the patient with preauricular pain
  2. Understand relevant imaging findings of concern in the evaluation of facial pain
  3. Discuss advanced imaging techniques appropriate for the evaluation of the patients in chronic head and neck pain
3:40 – 4:10 PM

Stem Cell Therapy in Orofacial Pain | Arnold Caplan

Medicinal stem cells promise a breakthrough in pain management. Preliminary studies indicate its potential use in nerve injuries and joint rehabilitation. This presentation will review the biology of MSC and their potential application in head and neck pain.

  1. Understand mesenchymal stem cells
  2. Define medicinal stem cells (MSC) and their potential utility in chronic pain management
  3. Discuss potential implementation of medicinal stem cells in orofacial pain
4:10 PM Closing Comments/Questions