Intensive Course On Craniomandibular Dysfunction and Orofacial Pain
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).
- Diagnose and carry out a correct treatment plan for muscular and temporomandibular joint disorders.
- Know how to interpret x-rays and MRIs with CMD disc and bone pathologies.
- Know the causes of, diagnose and carry out a correct pharmacological treatment of orofacial pain.
- Learn the classic and current occlusion patterns.
- Establish the link between occlusion and CMD and its importance in oral rehabilitation.
- Know the physical therapy treatment for temporomandibular disorders.
- Know how to diagnose and refer surgical cases.
- Know how to diagnose and treat simple cases of sleep disorders and SAHS.
- Learn to make and adjust oral orthotics and deprogramming appliances.
- Employ new technologies based on the use of oral scanners and 3D printers in the production of oral orthotics and appliances.
- Correctly use the articulator as a diagnostic, prognostic and treatment planning tool.
- Learn about everyday clinical situations through the discussion and analysis of clinical cases.
- Learn about the psychology of and behavioural therapy for dysfunctional and OP patients.
- The course is aimed at Graduates in Dentistry or Medicine (Stomatologist).
- Dr Jordi Tomàs
- Dr Natalia Felipe
Prerequisites & admissions
Prerequisites and admissions
The course is intended for holders of a degree in dentistry and oral medicine specialists.