CE Hours: 1.5

Seq# 35 - Anesthesia in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Orofacial Pain

This session will be recorded and available through IADR CE On Demand after the meeting for Continuing Education Credit.  

Both acute and chronic orofacial pain are prevalent within the population and pose a significant impact on quality of life. Diagnosis and management can often be challenging for the clinician, and use of anesthestic agents can play a vital role. Recent advancements in anesthesiology may be of benefit to the management of these patients, and it is important that both researchers and clinicians are aware of the link between anesthesiology and pain diagnosis and management, not only to ensure patients receive the best possible treatment, but also to guide future research within the areas of anesthesiology and orofacial pain.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will understand the uses of IV ketamine in orofacial pain
  • Attendees will understand the recent developments in topical anesthesia
  • Attendees will understand how to interpret the response to local anesthetic blocks when used in the diagnosis of chronic orofacial pain