- Learn to quickly identify and diagnose facial pain in your patients – they are prevalent and have been asking practitioners like you for treatment!
- Practice a detailed, comprehensive patient examination and evaluation including a one minute maxillofacial neurological exam, a one minute otic exam, and a thorough head and neck muscle examination
- Find out why you should not initially invest in expensive equipment for facial pain diagnosis and treatment
- Discover the two most important tools used to diagnose myofascial pain – one is free and the other one will cost you one penny each!
- Find out the real secret of the effects of occlusion in orofacial pain – don’t suffer from occlusion confusion any more.
- Become educated in simple, easy ways to quickly discern whether facial pain is coming from the TMJ, neuralgia, ear, eyes, or facial muscles
- Know when to use different chemotherapeutics such as sterile saline, lidocaine, smooth PDO threads, and botulinum toxin for differential diagnosis, pain management, and when to best apply short-term and long-term solutions for successful therapeutic outcomes
- New! Learn to use smooth PDO threads for trigger point therapy to potentiate relief and achieve the best therapeutic outcomes
- Identify when a situation requires to treat and when to refer orofacial pain patients
- Best practices for diagnosis and treatment planning for TMJ syndrome, headaches and orofacial pain patients
- Understand medical insurance reimbursement procedures for dental and medical practice in regards to myofascial pain patients including a full list of diagnosis and treatment codes to help you get started immediately with a full list of diagnosis and treatment codes
- Observe a multitude of model patients during the course
- One-on-one in-depth mentored instruction as you practice on your model patient
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Evaluate how to diagnose, and treatment plan patients to achieve the best possible advanced esthetic and therapeutic outcomes with injectable therapy for orofacial pain treatment
- Demonstrate clinical proficiency and practice on live patients with the proper materials, techniques, and instrumentation necessary to deliver trigger point therapy for therapeutic uses in the head and neck
- Use head and neck trigger point therapy into the practice
Attendees must be trained in the use of botulinum toxin in order to use those pharmaceutical agents in this course.
AAFE courses provide training equal to or often exceeding the resources taught in academic communities around the world over the past 50 years.
Course Schedule (Schedule may vary by location)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Prepare On-Demand Module must be completed as a prerequisite to taking the live patient hands-on portion of these courses.
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Continuing Ed. Credits CME/CE
Continuing Medical / Dental Education Information For Healthcare Professionals
THIS ACTIVITY IS JOINTLY PROVIDED BY MEDICAL EDUCATION RESOURCES AND AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FACIAL ESTHETICS.
For full faculty biographies and full faculty disclosures click here: AAFE Clinical Faculty
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants involved in the care of patients.
The American Academy of Facial Esthetics 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 Facial Esthetics designates this activity for 10 continuing education credits.
The American Academy of Facial Esthetics 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. The current term of approval extends from 4/1/2019 to 3/31/2023. Provider ID# 321332
Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Board recognizes and accepts continuing education 9.25 contact hours from activities approved by AMA, ACCME, ANCC, AANP.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.25 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses will be awarded contact hours upon successful completion of the activity.
Physician Assistant Credit
Medical Education Resources has been authorized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 9.25 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits. Physician Assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 9.25 Interprofessional continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and American Academy of Facial Esthetics – AAFE. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.