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            Seminar In Paradise




12-Night New Zealand Cruise
from Sydney, Australia

Friday Jan., 25th - Wed., Feb. 6th, 2019



Presented by                         
Dr. Robert Delcanho     (CV)           

BDSc (UWA), MS, Cert Orofacial Pain [UCLA]
FFPMANZCA, FICD, FAAOP, Diplomate of American Board of Orofacial Pain


16 CE Credits given on days at sea




Presented by:

Robert Delcanho, BDSc MS CertOrofacial Pain, FFPMANZCA, FICD, FAAOP.

Adjunct Professor of Orofacial Pain Medicine.

Perth, Australia




Orofacial Pain is a frequent reason for patients to visit their dentist. Although the cause is frequently a tooth, this is not always the case and the unknowing dentist may provide inappropriate and unnecessary dental treatment including fillings, root canal treatments and even extractions without alleviating the pain. Because of the complexity of the orofacial region and 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 even result in delayed treatment for ominous conditions.





This “Orofacial Pain MasterClass” will include postgraduate level material presented in an easily understandable format that dentists will be able to readily incorporate into their practices.


Participants at this course will gain a greater understanding of the various conditions that may cause orofacial pain, including TMJ disorders, headaches, neuralgias and persistent pain following dental procedures.


TOPICS to be covered include:


Assessment of the patient presenting with Orofacial Pain.


Differential diagnosis of Orofacial Pain

            Musculoskeletal Pain

                     Temporomandibular disorders - latest developments
                     Myofascial pain

            Neuropathic Pain
                    Post endodontic neuropathic pain
                    Traumatic neuropathic pain
           Neurovascular pain
                    Vascular tooth pain


“TMJ” - do you know the latest guidelines and classifications?


Occlusal Splints – how do they work and do they work?


Non-dental causes of Toothache


Bruxism, TMD pain and Sleep– what is the relationship?


Botox injections for Orofacial Pain and TMDs


Persistent Pain after endodontic treatment – “Doctor my tooth still hurts”!


Persistent Pain after implant placement – my implant looks great, but the patient is in pain


Atypical Toothache and Facial Pain – what is it?


The following is a 'more formal' outline of what will be covered:

i. Update on TM disorders - functional anatomy of the TMJ and supporting structures

ii. Update on TM disorders - current concepts of etiology

iii. Update on TM disorders - current diagnostic criteria, assessment procedures

iv Update on TM disorders - current concepts of evidence based treatment

v.  Bruxism - current concepts - aetiology, diagnosis, management and relationship to sleep disorders and Orofacial Pain

vi. Occlusal Splints - fact and fiction in 2019

vii. Comprehensive Assessment of the Orofacial Pain patient

viii. Differential Diagnosis of Orofacial Pain

ix. Persistent Pain after Dental procedures

ix. Atypical Facial Pain, not a diagnosis of exclusion

x. Orofacial Neuropathic Pain - diagnosis and management

xi. Trigeminal Nerve Injury - diagnosis and management

xii.Botox injections for Orofacial Pain and TMDs





BIO:   (click for CV)
Dr Robert Delcanho is an internationally recognized authority on TMJ and Orofacial Pain, with over 25 years of experience He has trained and worked with world renowned specialists in the USA, Europe and Asia. His practice is restricted exclusively to treating people with Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders problems and the dental appliance management of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

Dr Delcanho originally trained as a dentist at the University of Western Australia, graduating in 1978. For the next 13 years he built up a highly successful general dental practice. He developed a strong interest in Temporomandibular Disorders /Orofacial Pain and in 1993 completed a 2 year Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction Post Doctoral Program at the UCLA Pain Management Centre in Los Angeles, California. Under the supervision of Professor Glenn Clark, he simultaneously completed a Master of Science in Oral Biology, studying haemodynamics in chronically painful jaw muscles.

Dr Delcanho returned to Australia in 1993 and began the first private practice in Australia restricted to Orofacial Pain, Temporomandibular Disorders and Dental Sleep Medicine. He was the first Australian to qualify for, and then pass the stringent examinations leading to becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Most recently, he has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, its highest honour. In recognition of his knowledge and experience he was elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. Only four dentally qualified Fellows have been admitted to the Faculty.

Dr Delcanho has published scientific papers in peer reviewed journals, written chapters for textbooks, and acted as reviewer for papers submitted to a number of scientific journals. He has been appointed Clinical Associate Professor at the Dental School, University of W.Australia, having taught at both undergraduate and post-doctoral levels. More recently he was appointed Adjunct Professor of Orofacial Pain Medicine at the Medical School, University Notre Dame Australia. He has been invited to lecture at local, national and international based conferences. As an internationally recognised authority he has provided expert opinion to Courts and Dental Boards on matters related to Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders.​

Dr Delcanho is a member of many professional organizations related to Pain, including the Australian Pain Society, International Headache Society, American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain, of which he is the immediate past President.

Dr Delcanho has had a special interest in Dental Sleep Medicine since 1991 successfully treating many patients suffering snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea related problems. He has also lectured locally, nationally and internationally on this subject. He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and is a founding member of Australian Sleep Association - Orofacial Special Interest Group.



AGD Codes:

     200 - Orofacial Pain                                                         -  10 hours

     340 - Anesthesia and Pain Management                        -   2 hours

     690 - Implants                                                                   -   1 hour

     730 - Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Pathology  -   3 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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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.