Orofacial Neuropathy: Appropriate Diagnosis and Treatment
The program offers a brief review of orofacial neuropathies of the trigeminal and facial nerves and proposed neurological mechanisms. Diagnostic testing is stressed along with the importance of early diagnosis, prevention of missed diagnoses, and avoidance of inappropriate treatment. The balance of the programs provides a review of medical management of orofacial neuropathy and introduce novel treatments including effective intraoral topical medications and delivery mechanisms. Topicalformulations are offered along with specific directions for compounding pharmacies. Case studies punctuate the program with a short discussion period.
Faculty: Joseph Matthews, DDS
This .5-hour CE activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Distinguish between orofacial neuropathy and other pain in the orofacial region
- Briefly describe possible mechanisms of central and peripheral trigeminal neuropathic pain
- Prescribe treatment for orofacial neuropathies
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For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph Matthews, DDS, MSc, practices orofacial pain management with Southwest Pain Management Associates in Phoenix. In addition, he lectures on orofacial pain management at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and critical appraisal of medical literature at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is a diplomate of the Board of Orofacial Pain. His most recent publication is “Sodium hypochlorite-related injury with chronic pain” in the Journal of the American Dental Association. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Orofacial Pain and a member of the American Headache Society.
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
All individuals in a position to control the content who had relevant financial relationships are listed below. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relatioships.
Dr. Matthews reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Method of Learner Participation: Each learner will listen to each audio self-directed module while following along with the visual slides. Upon completion, each learner will answer evaluation questions to receive their certificate.
Satisfactory Completion: Learners must complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions/videos must be viewed in their entirety.
Bibliographic Sources: Bibliographic sources can be found on the program slides.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this live activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Osteopathic Association accepts ACCME accredited programs for Category 2-A CME credit.
Nurses and Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco, LLC and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Amedco, LLC is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Amedco designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of .5 contact hour for nurses and .5 knowldege-based contact hour for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extrent of their participation in the activity. PHARMACIST NOTE: The only offiical Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit.
- 0.50 ACPE
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 Document of Attendance