Dr. Jeffrey Okeson TMD & Orofacial Pain Lexington, KY


*Registration opens December 6, 2022.
  • Dean, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
  • Authored two classic textbooks
  • Founder University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Orofacial Pain Program

Thursday Courses
Th211 - What Every Dentist Should Know About TMD: Part 1
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Temporomandibular disorders are common in the general population, and therefore the clinician needs to be able to diagnose these conditions properly. However, pain is complex and often confusing. This course will present a simple and logical method to help practitioners separate TMD from other orofacial pain disorders and understand who can be helped in the dental office from those who should be referred to other health-care providers. 

 

Note: This course is a prerequisite for What Every Dentist Needs to Know About the Management of TMD - Part 2 (Th231).

Th231 - What Every Dentist Needs to Know About the Management of TMD: Part 2
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

The management of TMD can be quite challenging. Clinicians need to acquire an appreciation for the latest scientific findings in order to select the correct treatment options for patients. In this course you will learn about the management of both muscle and intracapsular disorders and the use of occlusal appliances. This presentation will place special emphasis on the critical issue of knowing when occlusal changes are indicated and when they are not.

 

Note: What Every Dentist Should Know About TMD - Part 1 is a prerequisite for this course.

Friday Courses
Fr316 - The Non-Odontogenic Toothache
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Some toothaches do not respond to endodontic procedures or even extraction of the painful tooth. This presentation  will focus on how and why this can happen.  Attendees will learn seven different types of non-odontogenic toothaches and how each can best be diagnosed and managed. Understanding these concepts is essential for any dental practice.