Pain Disorders and How They Affect Your Patient's Dental Care
Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Course - 3 Hours Credit
Instructor: Dr. Vera Brown, D.M.D.
This course will review the anatomy of the head, neck and arm with an emphasis on nerve entrapment and myofascial pain that originate in the head and neck. Soft tissue therapies will be demonstrated that relieve fascial tension, restore range of motion and relieve pain. The importance of fascia and its role in pain relief will be reviewed to give the participant a better understanding of the many fascial planes that exist and how pain can be treated by manipulation of these tissues.
We will review pain pathways and symptoms such as burning, loss of strength and numbness. We will review several pain disorders that commonly affect patients, how to identify these disorders and how these disorders may affect your dental appointment.
NOTE: Significant additional didactic training and certification is required before these techniques can be incorporated into your practice. Participation in this seminar does not qualify a dental professional to attempt these techniques.
After completing this course, the clinician will be able to:
- Understand biomechanics of the head, neck and arms and how their movements contribute to headaches and TMD.
- Examine soft tissues of the head and neck.
- Understand muscle anatomy and fascia.
- Describe how fascial manipulation is a valuable treatment option for TMD and head and neck pain.
- Understand the importance of fascia and its role in pain and movement.
- Understand cervicobrachial syndrome and how it affects your patients.
- Review the signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia and potential treatments.
- Understand cervical radiculopathy and how it relates to arm pain, numbness and loss of strength.
- Understand how benign hyperplasia prostatitis affects patients during dental appointments.
- Understand thoracic outlet syndrome, who is affected and identify available treatments.
About Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Seminars:
A live, interactive webcast seminar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation.
Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webcast seminar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webcast seminars.
When you enroll in any ACES webcast course, you will be sent an e-mail with complete information on how to join the online seminar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live seminar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:
Instructor: Dr. Vera Brown - No relevant financial relationship to report.
Education Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report.
ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report.
Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.
Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.
To learn more about ACES and this course: call 888-844-ACES