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Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management 6th edition

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The AAOP Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management of Orofacial Pain is an invaluable resource for all health care professionals who evaluate and treat patients with orofacial pain and face the daunting task of "keeping up with the literature" in the rapidly emerging arena of pain management in clinical practice. This new edition continues to emphasize evidence-based knowledge and, for the first time, offers a summary of key points at the beginning of each chapter. Other important changes include an entirely new chapter on sleep and its relationship to pain and well-being; new imaging guidelines for the diagnosis of headache, TMD, and neuropathic pain; a new section on dysesthesias related to neuropathic pain; comprehensive descriptions of SUNCT/SUNA in the chapter devoted to primary headache disorders; and recommendations for quantitative sensory testing, narcotic agreement, and brief screening questionnaires used in patient assessment. Most important, the differential diagnosis and TMD chapters reflect the recommendations of the long-awaited RDC/TMD taxonomy, which will have a significant impact on clinical practice.

Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management 6th edition

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Last reviewed: December 1, 2016
Expires: December 1, 2019

Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management 6th edition

About the Authors

Reny de Leeuw, DDS, PhD, MPH
Dr. de Leeuw is a graduate of the University of Groningen, School of Dentistry in Groningen, The Netherlands. She completed a five-year Ph.D. Program at the University of Groningen in 1994. Her dissertation investigated the long-term outcome of osteoarthrosis and internal derangements of the TMJ. Dr. de Leeuw joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky full-time in 1998, where she currently is associate professor and chief of the division of Orofacial Pain. She has published several research articles in international journals. She is the editor of the 4th edition of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain's guidelines on orofacial pain. She is past President and Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Her present research interests are in the analysis of brain activity in chronic orofacial pain.

Gary D. Klasser, DMD, Certificate Orofacial Pain
Dr Klasser obtained his dental degree from the University of Manitoba (Canada) in 1980. Over the next 22 years, he enjoyed the practice of general dentistry from both a public health and private practice perspective until he returned to graduate studies in 2002. In 2004, he completed his training and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Certificate in Orofacial Pain. In 2005, he completed a fellowship in Oral Medicine/Oral Oncology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is currently involved in clinical research and teaching as an Assistant Professor and Director/Clinical Chief in the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences and a staff member of the University of Illinois Medical Center. Dr. Klasser also has a private practice exclusively devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with orofacial pain conditions including temporomandibular disorders and sleep disordered breathing. He has publications in several peer reviewed journals and has contributed chapters to various textbooks while serving as an editorial reviewer for several journals.

Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management 6th edition

Course Objectives

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

  1. Signs, symptoms and causes of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs).
  2. Diagnostic requirements for pain associated with TMDs.
  3. Methods of treating TMDs.
  4. Characteristics and treatment of extracranial causes of orofacial pain and headaches.
  5. Biobehavioral considerations associated with orofacial pain.
  6. Cranial nerves associated with orofacial pain.
  7. Types of orofacial pain and their characteristics.
  8. Procedures for assessment and diagnosis of orofacial pain.
  9. Causes of orofacial pain.
  10. Serious (red flag) intracranial pain disorders.
  11. Methods of treating orofacial pain and headaches.

Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management 6th edition

Table of Contents

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

1. Introduction to Orofacial Pain
2. General Assessment of the Orofacial Pain Patient
3. Diagnostic Classification of Orofacial Pain
4. Vascular and Nonvascular Intracranial Disorders
5. Primary Headache Disorders
6. Episodic and Continuous Neuropathic Pain
7. Intraoral Pain Disorders
8. Temporomandibular Disorders
9. Cervicogenic Mechanisms of Orofacial Pain and Headaches
10. Extracranial Causes of Orofacial Pain and Headaches
11. Sleep and Orofacial Pain
12. Axis II Biobevavioral Considerations

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