Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function – Diploma Program
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Where: Malmö University, Faculty of Odontology
When: January 14-18, 2019
Gain advanced skills by attending this in-depth diploma program in orofacial pain and jaw function designed for dental clinicians. Attendees will acquire new insights into orofacial pain and jaw function while learning how to perform dental treatments in a safe, predictable manner.
- University credits and diploma program in orofacial pain and jaw function
- In-depth lectures and clinical training by orofacial pain and jaw function specialists and other professionals
- DC/TMD Training and Calibration to Level 2 (Part 2) based on protocol of the International RDC/TMD Consortium Network
- Increased patient trust
- Quality stamp for your dental office
Who should attend
Dentists with a degree
Upon successful completion of the course the student will gain new or increased:
Knowledge and understanding
- Describe basic principles regarding chronic pain, including: orofacial pain and jaw function in relation to epidemiology, etiology, assessment, diagnosis and management in adults, adolescents and children
- Give an account of diagnostic and therapeutic principles and methods in orofacial pain and jaw function
- Describe the background and assessment procedure for diagnostic assessment according to the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD), both Axis I and Axis II
Skills and abilities
- Present and discuss clinical cases regarding epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and management
- Independently perform clinical diagnosis according to DC/TMD on a specialist level (Axis I and Axis II)
- Independently perform and evaluate a qualitative somatosensory examination in the trigeminal area, a neck examination and a double-blind diagnostic block
Judgement and approach
- Adopt a position on ethical issues when discussing clinical cases
Interactive lectures and practical workshops covering for example
- Epidemiology and etiology
- Pain pathophysiology
- Joint and muscle disorders
- Neuropathic pain
- Odontogenic pains
- Imaging diagnostics
- Multidisciplinary evaluation and multimodal therapy
- National guidelines
- Treatments: pharmacology, motor and sensory activation, cognitive and affective therapies
- Treatment evaluation and prognosis assessment
- Hands-on workshops: neck examination, somatosensory testing, double-blind diagnostic block and somatosensory assessment
- Patient case discussions
- Maxillofacial surgery in orofacial pain
- Orofacial pain in children and adolescents
- Orthodontics and orofacial pain
Method and language
Method: Interactive lectures, practical workshops and patient case discussions. A literature list will be provided before the course.
Language: All lectures, work-shops and case discussions are held in English.
Assessment of student
The student’s knowledge, understanding, skills, abilities, judgement and approach are assessed by active participation in case discussions (oral examination) with the examiner and observation by the examiner regarding the clinical abilities. In order to achieve a passing grade, the student has to show that he or she meets the learning outcome objectives.
If the student does not achieve a passing grade, the student has a maximum of two opportunities within six months to meet the learning outcome objectives. If the student does not achieve a passing grade during these two attempts, the student will receive a failing grade.
Dates and location
Dates: January 14 at 08:30 – January 18 at 16:00, 2019
Location: Faculty of Odontology, Malmö University, Carl Gustafs väg 34, Malmö, Sweden.
Credits and fee
Credits: 2 university credits
Fee: 28 000 SEK per participant (excluding VAT)
Participating from the Faculty of Odontology at Malmö University
Dept. of Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function:
Professor Thomas List
Professor Per Alstergren
Professor Ewa Carin Ekberg
Odont Dr. Ing-Marie Nilsson
and co-workers from the department
Dept. of Maxillofacial Radiology
Professor Arne Peterson
Dept. of Endodontology
Associate Professor Maria Pigg
Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Professor Lars Eriksson
Dept. of Orthodontics
Professor Lars Bondemark
Skåne University Hospital
Associate Professor Hans Westergren, Specialist Pain Rehabilitation
About the Faculty of Odontology at Malmö University
The Faculty of Odontology in Malmö is one of the world’s leading institutes for dental education and research. It was established in 1948 and is regarded as one of the most influential centres of excellence in Scandinavia for oral and dental research. The high quality of both education and research has been maintained and improved over the years and has resulted in an institution with an excellent international reputation – including several awards and nominations. The Faculty’s international profile attracts staff and students from all over the world.
How to apply
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Admission to the course is on first come first service basis and the number of participants is limited.
Accepted applicants will be notified by e-mail and receive an invoice for the course fee. When payment is received, the applicant is finally admitted to the course.
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For students from outside the EU, Swedish HealthCare can offer support with visa applications, travel arrangements and financial matters.