Comprehensive Overview of TMD and Orofacial Pain Disorders

Course Fee: $ 960

30-day early enrollment: $864

CDE Credits: 25
April 2, 3, 16, 17, 31, May 1, 2021


Fridays and Saturdays
each day
last Saturday:
Virtual program with live lectures and
Q&A sessions online

This course will include the theory and neurobiology of pain along with clinical diagnostic criteria to assist the provider in the correct diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders, neuropathic pain and primary headaches including migraine and tension-type headache. Proper use of imaging for the TMJ and imaging for other orofacial pain symptoms will also be reviewed. Neuropathic pain disorders including trigeminal neuralgia and traumatic neuropathic pain will be included. The course will also review treatment modalities used including physical medicine, psychological treatments medication management, various types injections (Botox, steroids, hyaluronic acid, trigger point injections and nerve blocks) and oral appliance therapy.  

Course Director and Instructor


Sherwin Arman, DMD, MPH
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor and Director Orofacial Pain Program, UCLA School of Dentistry


Learning Topics
  • Introduction to Temporomandibular Disorders
  • The Orofacial Pain Examination
  • Muscle Disorders: Diagnosis and treatment
  • Joint Mechanics: Diagnosis and the decision to treat or not to treat
  • Arthritides of the TM Joint: Diagnosis and Treatment 
  • A historical review of TMJ diagnosis and treatment including the controversies 
  • Theory of Pain
  • Intracranial Causes of Orofacial Pain 
  • Peripheral Neuropathic Pain 
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia         
  • Centralized Neuropathic Pain 
  • Cracked Tooth Syndrome 
  • Neurovascular Causes of Pain 
  • Medication Management of Orofacial Pain Disorders 
  • Sleep Medicine for Dentists


Speakers/instructors and topics are subject to change without prior notice.