Orofacial pain and Temporomandibular Disorders: Current Concepts and new treatment modalities
About this SeminarOro-facial pain including in TMD patients is challenging to manage by most General Practitioners as well as Specialists. However, caring for these unfortunate individuals can be personally rewarding and advantageous for the practice. With a basic understanding of different types of pain and how to differentiate them, as well as implying multidisciplinary practical approaches, most patients can be effectively diagnosed and treated. This introductory course is designed to foster an understanding of:
Basic science of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and orofacial pain and Differentiating common TMD in general dentistry from complex cases.
Diagnosis and risk assessment for TMD patients
Evidence-based treatment and interdisciplinary care strategies for TMD including different treatment modalities and techniques.
Role of Laser and PRF in the treatment of TMDs
About Dr. Firoozeh Samim
Dr. FiroozehSamim is a Canadian and American Board-Certified specialist in Oral Medicine & Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Samim received her DMD from Shiraz University of Medical Science and completed the Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology residency program at UBC. She was actively involved as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, UBC and oral oncology group at the department of Oral Oncology/ Dentistry, British Columbia Cancer Agency. Dr. Samim completed her Master of Science in craniofacial focusing on the oral health of vulnerable population. She has several papers focusing on oral mucositis and oral care in cancer patients. Dr. Samim is a clinical assistant professor at Memorial University and a staff of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Health Science Center. Dr. Samim's expertise lies in the diagnosis, nature and primarily non-surgical management of oral, maxillofacial, and temporomandibular diseases and disorders including dental management of patients with medical complications. She also provides pathology services.