Craniofacial Pain: A Case-Based Approach to Navigating Common Pitfalls

CE Credits
1 hour

Chronic head and facial pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia and temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can profoundly impact a patient's quality of life, making it challenging to eat, work, and sleep. What can dental providers do to help?

Join CareQuest Institute for a webinar that will feature two well-known experts in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and an exploration of contemporary challenges and pain management solutions. After a brief discussion about TMD and trigeminal neuralgia, the experts will take learners on an experiential, case-based journey to illustrate potential pitfalls and how dental teams can avoid them.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the characteristics of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and trigeminal neuralgia, including their symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and impact on patient quality of life.
  • Recognize strategies for managing craniofacial pain, emphasizing the importance of a tailored, least invasive approach for each patient.
  • Identify strategies to avoid common pitfalls in diagnosing and treating TMD and trigeminal neuralgia.


Nandita Kapadia MPH, RDHAP, Clinical Pilots Manager, CareQuest Innovation Partners


Brian E. Cairns, PhD, DrMed, ACPR, RPh, Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of British Columbia

Sujay A. Mehta, DMD, MPH, Clinician trained in medically complex care & orofacial pain

This webinar will be recorded.




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