08/13/2016 @ 8:00 AM
8850 NW 20th St, Doral Florida 33172, USA

***NOTE: This course is for dentists only*** 

Orofacial Pain - Insights and Overview

Course overview: TMJ is a complex joint and a number of structures can be affected as a consequence of its malfunction. However, the TMJ is not only hr source of orofacial pain and it is often affected as a consequence of other pathologies. Dentists are the gatekeepers for orofacial pain, and the pain source can be tricky to identify and hard to treat. In this course, dentists will be introduced to botulinum toxin as a resource for diagnose and treatment of orofacial pain. 

Course objectives and description: This course was developed for dentists that are not familiar with the use of botulinum toxin for orofacial pain. In this course, both as a diagnose tool and as a therapeutic resource for orofacial pain. 

By the end of this course, dentists will be able to: 

  • Identify orofacial pain patients in their practice
  • Perform a comprehensive patient examination and evaluation including maxillofacial exam, ear and eye exams and a thorough head and neck muscle examination
  • Understand the role of occlusion in orofacial pain
  • Identify if facial pain is coming from the TMJ, neuralgia, ear, eyes, teeth or facial muscles
  • Understand when to use different materials for differential diagnosis, pain management, and the best short-term and long-term successful therapeutic outcomes
  • Learn when to treat and when to refer orofacial pain patients
  • Reach reasonable diagnosis and treatment planning for TMJ Syndrome, headaches and orofacial pain patients

By the end of this course, dentists should be able to treat: 

  • Trigger points
  • Movement restrictions
  • Hypertrophic masseter
  • Asymmetries
  • Complications

Course outline:

This course is composed of theory lecture followed by a laboratory session.

The lecture will cover: 

  • Introduction
  • Pain physiology
  • Reflex pain
  • Head and neck anatomy
  • TMJ anatomy
  • Materials and methods
  • Complications
  • Clinical cases

At the lab session for this course, dentists will perform clinical comprehensive patient examinations including maxillofacial neurological exam, ear and eye exams, head and neck muscle examination. Exams will be performed on each other. There is no cadaver training for this course. 

General information:

This is one-day course and a certificate of completion from MARC Institute/IFDS - Miami will be provided, along with 6CE hours. 



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Pain physiology

Reflex pain

Head and neck anatomy


Coffee break


TMJ anatomy

Materials and methods


Clinical cases


Lunch Break


Laboratory – Clinical examination

Application sites


Application sites check list and certificates


Cost: $1,200.00 per day; dentists that enroll for all 3 courses will receive a discounted price of $3,000.00

To register for this course please contact:

Sheila Herrera - accounting@marctraining.com

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