Colorado Prosthodontic Society

November 12, 2001

Seminar Schedule

Dr. Henry Gremillion

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 Title: "OROFACIAL PAIN:
DIAGNOSTIC DILEMMAS"

 

Dr. Gremillion

Effective management of orofacial pain is dependent upon accurate and complete diagnosis. Differential diagnosis of painful conditions involving the orofacial region represents a significant challenge to the dental team. The complex innervation of the head and neck sets the stage for potentially confusing pain referral patterns. This increases the possibility of misdiagnosis and subsequent well-intended, but misdirected care. The clinician must have a basic understanding of anatomic, physiologic, 

 neurologic and psychologic aspects for the pain experience. This program will emphasize the proposed mechanisms and clinical characteristics of various temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and non-temporomandibular disorder orofacial pain conditions. Special emphasis will be placed on conditions which may be commonly seen in the dental office. Case presentations and management considerations will be included in the presentation.
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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Dr. Henry A. Gremillion is a 1977 graduate of Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He maintained a private general dental practice in Coffonport, Louisiana from 1977 to 1989. He then completed a 2-year Fellowship in Craniofacial Pain and Dysfunction at the University of Florida College of Dentistry under the mentorship of Dr. Parker E. Mahan Currently he serves as an associate professor in the Department of Qral and Maxillofacial Surgery and holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Prosthodontics at the UFCD. He is director of the Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center, directs a fellowship program in orofacial pain, and is on the active dental staff of Shands Teaching Hospital. He serves as a consultant in the field of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Veteran's Administration Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, ADA Council on Dental Practice, and the Comprehensive Dentistry Program at UFCD. He is an associate faculty member of the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. He has given over 200 invited lectures in the U.S. and abroad and has authored/co-authored over 30 scientific publications. His research interests include temporomandibular disorders, bruxism. and psychosocial aspects of orofacial pain, His major clinical interest is the diagnosis and management of orofacial pain.




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