Orofacial Pain and TMD Hands-On Course

Presented by

Dr Davis Thomas

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ADA House

54-58 Havelock Street, West Perth

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9:00 am
5:00 pm

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The science of Orofacial Pain and TemporomandibularDisorders have gone through explosive changes over the past five decades. This one day course will provide a review of OFP and TMD, screening for these disorders, help identify ominous signs of OFP and make succinct, prompt referrals to oral medicine specialists and medical colleagues and suggest ways to help avoid the  frustration of managing these conditions.  

There will be a hands-on component to the course.

Learning outcomes:

  • To have a broad understanding of Orofacial Pain and TMD
  • To understand the clniical screening for OFP conditions and ominous signs of pain
  • Learn basic cranial nerve screening
  • Learn basic clinical OFP examination and TMJ examination
  • To learn head and neck screening in the context of OFP and TMD
  • To begin to understand when and to whom to refer a case of OFP/TMD to


Lunch, morning and afternoon tea


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Dr. Davis Thomas completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from India. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and one year of Advanced Education in General Dentistry from NYU. While in private practice, he then went on to further his education in the following twenty years to include  multiple master’s degrees including orofacial pain (Rutgers University), headache pain management (University of Edinburgh), and sleep medicine (University of Sydney). As an Associate Clinical Professor (14 years), Dr. Thomas now continues his research in Pain Management at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, New York. The experience and education Dr. Thomas has acquired over the years has allowed  him to lecture extensively all around the world. He has been a commissioned officer in the United States Army since 2001. He also has multiple faculty appointments in national and international hospitals and universities.  Currently, he is the director for OFP/TMD/Sleep medicine courses for Roseman University/Smile USA Academy.

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