PAIN and TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS:
A MASTERCLASS for DENTISTS and
Robert Delcanho, BDSc MS
CertOrofacial Pain, FFPMANZCA, FICD, FAAOP.
Adjunct Professor of Orofacial
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
This “Orofacial Pain
MasterClass” will include postgraduate level
material presented in an easily understandable format
that dentists will be able to readily incorporate into
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.
be covered include:
Assessment of the patient presenting
with Orofacial Pain.
Differential diagnosis of Orofacial
Temporomandibular disorders - latest developments
Post endodontic neuropathic pain
Traumatic neuropathic 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
Botox injections for Orofacial Pain
Persistent Pain after endodontic
treatment – “Doctor my tooth still hurts”!
Persistent Pain after implant
placement – my implant looks great, but the patient is
Atypical Toothache and Facial Pain –
what is it?