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33 newly revised and updated hour long lectures that can be immediately streamed
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Jeffrey P Okeson, DMD

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Professor and Director
 Orofacial  Pain Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, USA

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Group III: Evaluating the Pain Patient and Establishing the Diagnosis, Five Lectures #13 - #17
    

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    Lecture #13 The Classification of Oral and Facial Pain
(58 min / 2016)

    
Each clinician treating orofacial pain must appreciate the many types of disorders that may present in the head and neck. In this lecture, Dr. Okeson reviews the complete classification of orofacial pain that makes his textbooks so unique. Each category is described according to the specific clinical symptoms that distinguish it from the others. The clinician will learn that by listening carefully to how the patient describes the pain, he or she can classify the disorder. Understanding this classification is paramount to diagnosis and selecting proper treatment. All orofacial pain disorders are highlighted in this so the clinician can understand and appreciate the full extent of the orofacial pain. In later lectures, each disorder will be highlighted and individual therapies presented.

                                          
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Lecture # 14 The History and Examination of the Orofacial Pain Patient
(72 min / 2016)
    

The most critical task for the orofacial pain clinician is establishing the correct diagnosis. It is only with a proper diagnosis that effective treatment can be selected. The data needed to establish the diagnosis comes from the information the clinician receives from the patient. This information comes by way of the history and the examination of the masticatory structures. In this presentation, Dr. Okeson reviews all the information that must be acquired from the patient to establish the proper diagnosis. He emphasizes the importance of listening carefully to the patient as she or he describes the pain. Dr. Okeson expertly organizes the information that must be attained in a simple and logical manner. He then reviews each aspect of a detailed head and neck examination. Collecting and understanding the information you receive from the history and examination allows the clinician to establish the correct diagnosis.
    



     

   
Lecture #15 Keys to making a Differential Diagnosis: Is it Muscle Pain or Joint Pain? (38min / 2016)
   
The two most common types of temporomandibular disorders seen in a dental office are muscle pain disorders and intracapsular disorders. Since these disorders are managed differently, it is critical that the clinician be able to differentially diagnosis them. In this lecture, Dr. Okeson describes nine different procedures that are easily used during the examination that will help differentiate muscle pain disorders from intracapsular disorders. Understanding these procedures can greatly assist making the proper diagnosis, thereby leading to selecting the most successful treatment for your patient. 
       

                                          


    
   
Lecture #16 The Use of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injections:
Part 1: Muscle Injections (55 min / 2016)

   
The most critical task for the orofacial pain clinician is to correctly diagnosis the patient's pain disorder. One of the most powerful diagnostic tools used by the clinician to assist in differential diagnosis is the anesthetic syringe. Anesthetic blocking of tissues can quickly and reliably differentiate sites of pain from sources of pain. In this lecture, Dr. Okeson discusses the indications and contraindications of local anesthetic injections. Four cardinal rules are presented that need to be followed by all practitioners who plan to inject tissues. This highlights the considerations and techniques used for muscle injections. Each muscle is described, along with a review of the significant anatomy that needs to be appreciated before injecting an area. Illustrations and video clips are used to demonstrate the techniques. Myofascial trigger point injections are specifically highlighted in this lecture.
    
                                         

   
   
Lecture #17 The Use of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injections: Part 2: Nerve blocks and Intracapsular Injections (59 min / 2016)
    
   
This is part two of a description of injection techniques used to help the clinician diagnosis, and in some instances, treat orofacial pain disorders. In this lecture, Dr. Okeson discusses the indications and contraindications for various nerve blocks that will help provide insight to the patient's pain disorder. Each nerve block is described and the relevant anatomy presented. Illustrations and video clips are used to demonstrate the techniques. The proper type of anesthetic is discussed along with other medications that may be used. The auriculotemporal nerve block is highlighted and demonstrated in several video clips. The sphenopalatine block and intracapsular injections are also reviewed.
    

 
   

The Five Lectures in this Group can be streamed at a reduced rate.












Set 1: The Injection lectures 16 and 17 can be streamed at a reduced rate.


Click here to stream lecture #14
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Click here to stream lecture #15
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Click here to stream lecture #16
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Click here to stream lecture #17
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Click here to stream all five lectures in Group III
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Click here to stream lectures 16 and 17
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