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            Seminar In Paradise






7-Night Alaska Glacier Bay Cruise
Sunday - Sunday
July 29 - Aug. 5, 2018



Presented by
Gary M. Heir, D.M.D.

16 CE Credits
  given during days at sea

Course Overview
This seminar will present material equal to a post-graduate program in orofacial pain, but will be presented at a level for even the beginning clinician. The participants will be presented with an overview of a university based program. Discussion is not invited, it is expected.


The International Association for the Study of Pain defines Orofacial Pain as pain of the face from local causes, neuropathic disorders or referred from distinct sites. Because of the multiple etiologies for pain focusing on the orofacial region, differential diagnosis is often difficult.  Distinguishing between odontogenic and non-odontogenic pain, not only can result in treatment failure or success, but may result in delayed treatment for ominous conditions.








    Learning Objectives: 
    Those attending this program will gain insight into non-odontogenic sources of orofacial pain; diagnosis and managing.

    ·      Understand pain mechanism

    ·      Know how to treat  

    ·      Know what to do when things go wrong

    ·      Recognize ominous cases


    Topics include: 

  • 2 hours           Introduction…What is orofacial pain and how it fits into daily practice


    2 hours           Biomechanics and assessing the TMJ


    2 hours           Myofascial pain


    2 hours           Pharmacology of Orofacial Pain


    2 hours           When dental pain can be a headache


    2 hours           The implant looks great, the tissue is healed, but I can’t restore it because of
                           pain! What happened? PTTN and other neuropathies following dental treatment


    2 hours           Chronic Pain: Sensory, Emotional and Cognitive-It’s Not Pain Until the Brain Says It Is


    2 hours           Scary stuff at the dentist



         Expanded course material - coming soon



BIO:    - CV-click

Dr. Heir is a past President and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial, and Past-President and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.


Having pursued his undergraduate studies at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Heir graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with the degree of Doctor of Medical Dentistry. He is currently a Clinical Professor, Program and Clinical Director of the Center for Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.  He is the director of the oral biology post graduate core module on orofacial pain and director of the third-year undergraduate orofacial pain lecture series. Dr. Heir is a member of many professional organizations devoted to the study and diagnosis of pain disorders.


Dr. Heir has published papers, chapters and abstracts on topics related to the field of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain and has authored chapters on the assessment of the temporomandibular disorder patient, and has contributed to other chapters on TMJ surgery and neuropathic pain. He was the primary author of the nationally accepted Post-Graduate Core Curriculum in Orofacial Pain. He is currently the editor of the Orofacial Pain Fact Sheets on the International Association for the Study of Pain webpage and the section editor for Pain Updates for the Journal of the American Dental Association.


Dr. Heir is considered an authority on orofacial pain in Lyme disease, a debilitating disorder seen in the United States and other parts of the world. In 1996, the Governor of New Jersey appointed him to the Governor’s Lyme Disease Advisory Council for the State of New Jersey. Dr. Heir served on the Council for twelve years and was the Council’s Vice Chair.



AGD Code:  200 - 16 CE hours


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                                     16 CE Credit

     Approved PACE Program Provider                                      

     FAGD/MAGD Credit

     Approval does not imply acceptance
     by a state or provincial board of

     dentistry or AGD endorsement.

     6/1/2017 to 5/31/2023
     Provider ID# 217949




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Seminar: There is a $100 cancellation penalty for any course when made greater than 3 weeks prior to the seminar.

If a cancellation is made within the 3 weeks prior to the course, no refund will be granted.

Attending continuing education courses offered by Dr. TRAVEL SEMINARS, LLC does not necessarily qualify you to integrate new techniques or procedures into your practice. 

Course participants should rely on their judgment regarding their clinical expertise and seek further education when necessary before implementing any new procedure.