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Don't miss the  2019 Mini Residency Program June 3-7, 2019 (click here) 

33 newly revised and updated hour long lectures that can be immediately streamed
or purchased as DVDs.

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Jeffrey P Okeson, DMD


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

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    14th Annual TMD and Orofacial Pain Mini Residency Program
University of Kentucky, Lexington Kentucky USA

June 3-7, 2019 
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM each day

A total of 517 participants
have attended this 40 hour program from 62 different countries.

Come join us for this speical 
program with many international colleagues.

About the course:
     The management of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and orofacial pain is a complex problem in dentistry. This complexity arises from the many problems that can be associated with masticatory function.  In order to effectively manage TMD and orofacial pain disorders the clinician must be able to recognize these disorders from other orofacial pain disorders so that correct treatment can be selected.  This course will be a comprehensive review of the multiple factors that relate to TMD and orofacial pain disorders.  Treatments based on sound scientific principles will be presented.  Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis so that correct therapy will be selected for each patient.  The role of each dental and medical specialty in the management of orofacial pain will be discussed.  This course will benefit all practitioners interested in managing temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.  In addition, participants will be provided clinical information on the management of patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with the use of oral appliances.
What You Will Learn:
  • Differentiate temporomandibular disorders from other orofacial pain disorders.
  • Understand the relationship between occlusion, bruxism and temporomandibular disorders.
  • Understand the relationship between cervical disorders and orofacial pain disorders.
  • Take a comprehensive pain history and complete a thorough examination for temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain disorders.
  • Understand the role of imaging in the diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders.
  • Understand the role of the clinical psychologist in managing orofacial pain disorders.
  • Understand the role of the physical therapist in managing orofacial pain disorders.
  • Understand the role of pharmacology in managing orofacial pain disorders.
  • Understand the role of oral appliances in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Schedule of Lecture Topics
Monday, June 3, 2019
8:00 AM Welcome, Introduction and Orientation to Program
8:30 Understanding orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders. 
        The Classification of Orofacial Pain.
               Jeffrey P Okeson, DMD
10:15 Break
10:30 Considerations of the differential diagnosis of orofacial pain.     
          Pain referral in the head and neck.
               Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD
12:00 Lunch provided
1:00 PM History and examination of the TMD/orofacial pain patient.
               Reny de Leeuw, DDS, PhD
2:45 Break
3:00 Understanding the psychology of orofacial pain.
               Charles R. Carlson, PhD
4:45 Questions and Answers
5:00 Finish
5:45 Cookout
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
8:00 AM Physical self-regulation for the chronic orofacial pain patient.
               Charles R. Carlson, PhD
10:00 Break
10:15     Imaging for the TMJ    .
              Galal Omami, DDS, MS    
12:00 Lunch provided
1:00 PM Occlusion, TMD and joint stability: How do they all fit?
               Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD
2:45 Break
3:00 PM Occlusion, TMD and joint stability: How do they all fit? (Part II)
               Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD
4:45 Questions and Answers
5:00 Finish
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
8:00 AM Normal sleep and sleep disorders.
               Sara Pasha, MD
9:45 AM Break
10:00 Managing snoring and sleep disorders in the dental practice.
               Isabel Moreno, DDS, PhD
11:20 Normal function anatomy and biomechanics of the TMJ
               Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD
12:00 Lunch porvided
1:00 PM Differential diagnosis and management of myogenous disorders.
               Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD
3:00 Break
3:15 PM Differential diagnosis and management of myogenous disorders (part 2).
               Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD

3:45 PM  Current concepts of sleep related bruxism.    
                Cristina Perez, DDS, MS        
34:45 PM Questions and Answers
5:00 Finish
Thursday, June 6, 2019
8:00 AM Considerations for occlusal appliances for management muscle pain.
                Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD
9:45 Break
10:00 Oral medicine considerations of orofacial pain.
                  Craig Miller, DMD, MS    
11:15     Management of orofacial pain with physical therapy.    Current concepts of sleep related 
               Garret Naze, PT 
12:00 Lunch provided
1:00 PM     Normal function anatomy and biomechanics of the TMJ and treatment considerations
                    Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD    
2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM     A personal story from a chronic pain patient.
                  Mrs. Sandy Baker
3:30 Finish
4:00 Buses leave for tour of Keenland and dinner at Spindletop
Friday, June 7, 2019
8:00 AM Management of intracapsular TMJ disorders. Occlusal appliance considerations.
               Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD
10:00 Break
10:15 AM The differential diagnosis and management of the non-odontogenic
                 Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD

12:00 Lunch provided
1:00 PM     Pharmacologic considerations for orofacial pain    
                     Reny de Leeuw, DDS, PhD    
2:45 PM     Non-odontogenic toothache as it relates to neuropathic pain.
                    Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD
5:00 Closing remarks
Topics, times and presenters are subject to change
Location: On the Campus of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry,
               800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY, USA

CE Credits: 40 CE hours (Scientific/Category B)
Tuition: $2395.00
            10% discount for groups of 6 or more

This registration fee includes all breakfasts, lunches and two dinners
Handouts can be downloaded so you can follow the lectures on your computer or Ipad

         To register for the 2019 Mini Residency Program go to this link   

        Some unsolicited comments from participants of the 2017 Mini Residency Program:

​"Thank you for having me for your program. I have around 700-800 hours of CE under my belt and I will tell you that this has been the best CE event my entire life."  
          Dr. Saumitra Saravana, Fredericksburg, VA 

 “In the past, I would have referred the patients out. Now I'm glad that I can help and discuss what is going on confidentially.” 
          Dr. Priya Jayaraman, Morgan Hill, CA   -2017

“I would like to thank you for the awesome week of immersion in TMD and Orofacial Pain. It was a fantastic experience. It was a pleasure to share the week with you and all the colleagues from all over the world.”
          Dr. Vinicius Povoa, Goiania, Brazil

“I will absolutely recommend your program to my colleagues and acquaintances here in Norway and in Hungary. I want to emphasize how remarkable this learning experience was for me. Thank you for this excellent study week.”
           Dr. Jani Katalin, Oslo, Norway

“I greatly admire the dedication and passion you put into your work, and it is truly inspiring and motivating in helping patients who need help. To date, I have been applying what I have learned in your program, and the patient response is remarkable.”     
           Dr. Ethelburt C. Bonoan, Pasig City, Philippines