Intensive Course On Craniomandibular Dysfunction and Orofacial Pain

Type of programme
Specialization courses
between 21-02-2024 and 23-02-2024
€930.00. *Prices corresponding to the 2023-2024 academic year.
From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD) and orofacial pain (OP) are very prevalent in the general population. These syndromes encompass a large number of pathologies of the craniomandibular and cervical and scapular area. (Nearly 100% of people will experience OP at some point in their life.) CMD and OP include some of the most important symptoms of craniomandibular/cervical muscular pathologies, as well as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), orofacial neuropathies/neuralgias (mainly trigeminal), and primary headaches (migraines, tension-type headaches, trigeminal autonomic headaches). 

Courses objectives

  1. Diagnose and carry out a correct treatment plan for muscular and temporomandibular joint disorders.
  2. Know how to interpret x-rays and MRIs with CMD disc and bone pathologies.
  3. Know the causes of, diagnose and carry out a correct pharmacological treatment of orofacial pain.
  4. Learn the classic and current occlusion patterns.
  5. Establish the link between occlusion and CMD and its importance in oral rehabilitation.
  6. Know the physical therapy treatment for temporomandibular disorders.
  7. Know how to diagnose and refer surgical cases.
  8. Know how to diagnose and treat simple cases of sleep disorders and SAHS.
  9. Learn to make and adjust oral orthotics and deprogramming appliances.
  10. Employ new technologies based on the use of oral scanners and 3D printers in the production of oral orthotics and appliances.
  11. Correctly use the articulator as a diagnostic, prognostic and treatment planning tool.
  12. Learn about everyday clinical situations through the discussion and analysis of clinical cases.
  13. Learn about the psychology of and behavioural therapy for dysfunctional and OP patients.

Prospective students

  • The course is aimed at Graduates in Dentistry or Medicine (Stomatologist).

Course Coordination

  • Dr Jordi Tomàs 
  • Dr Natalia Felipe


Study programme and subjects 2023-2024

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Intensive Course On Craniomandibular Dysfunction and Orofacial Pain Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English


Dra. Luciana Baglivo, Dra. Natalia Felipe, Dr. Eduard Esteller, Dr. Antonio Morelló, Dr. Álvaro Giner, Dra. Carla Martos, Dr. Jordi Masià, Dr. Javier Roldán, Dr. Jordi Tomàs

Prerequisites & admissions

Prerequisites and admissions

The course is intended for holders of a degree in dentistry and oral medicine specialists.