Monday, September 19th
9:30am-4:30pm EDT


Sig Symposia

Mechanisms of Orofacial Pain

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This whole day symposium builds on the International Classification of Orofacial Pain published in early 2020. The first 2 talks will discuss basic pathophysiological mechanisms of the trigeminal pain pathways and psychosocial mechanisms of orofacial pain. Next, the mechanisms behind the conditions in each chapter of the ICOP l be presented in separate talks. Finally, the symposium will be rounded off by presenting state-of-the-art personalized pain management. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand basic pathophysiological and psychosocial mechanisms of orofacial pain
  2. Describe the mechanisms underlying different orofacial pains
  3. Describe state of the art personalized management of pain




9:30 am – Opening Remarks

9:45 am -10:15 am – Barry Sessle BDS, BSc, MDS, PhD, DSc (Canada): Overview of Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Orofacial Pain

10:15 am -10:45 am – Richard Ohrbach, DDS, PhD, OdontDoc (USA): Psychosocial Mechanisms of Orofacial Pain

10:45 am -11:00 am – Morning Coffee Break

11:00 am -11:30 am – Maria Pigg, DDS, Dr Odont (Sweden): Dentoalveolar Pain

11:30 am -12:00 pm – Chris Peck, BDS, MScDent, GradDipScMed (Pain), PhD (BrCol) (Australia): Muscle Pains

12:00 pm -12:30 pm – Ambra Michelotti, BSc, DDS, Orthod (Italy): Temporomandibular Joint Pains

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch break

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Lene Baad-Hansen, PhD, DDS (Denmark): Neuropathic pains

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Luke Henderson, PhD (Australia): A Comparison of Orofacial Pains and Migraine Headache – MRI Findings

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Paulo Conti, PhD (Brazil): Orofacial pain resembling headaches

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Afternoon Coffee Break

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm – Lene Baad-Hansen, PhD, DDS (Denmark): Persistent Idiopathic Dentoalveolar Pain

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm – Andreas Themistocleous, BSc(Hons), MBBCh, PhD, FCP (SA), MRCP (UK) (UK): Personalized Management of Pain – Myth or Reality?

4:15 pm – Closing Remarks

4:30 – End of Symposium