Introduction to Chronic Pain: Diagnosis-Driven Treatment 

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Introduction to Chronic Pain: Diagnosis-Driven Treatment provides dentists an opportunity to review chronic pain in their patients and how to identify or differentiate symptoms, provide counsel and know when to refer.

After completing the program, you will have learned:

  1. Describe the anatomy and innervation of the temporomandibular joint
  2. Explain the importance of using a diagnostic approach to treating temporomandibular disorders
  3. Describe the types of temporomandibular disorders and their treatment strategies
  4. Identify the signs and symptoms of high-risk patients during exams and recall appointments

Program length: 2.0 hours

Program Expires: September 28, 2019

Accreditation Details

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and Membership Maintenance Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. AGD Approved PACE Program Provider (#211843) FAGD/MAGD Credit 6/1/2011 to 5/31/2019.

Instructor: Dennis Marangos, DDS, DABCP, DABCDSM, FAACP 

After graduating from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry, Dr. Marangos completed a General Practice Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He has been trained in ETPS Neuromechanical Therapy for pain management as well as Motor Reflex Testing Autonomics for improved diagnostics in chronic pain. Dr. Marangos studied at Pennsylvania’s Allentown Pain Centre in the Rondeau Orthodontic Program, as well as completing a continuum with the TMJ Institute. He is a graduate of the Post Graduate program in aesthetic dentistry from SUNY in Buffalo, New York.