CDE: [Quarterly Combined TMJ Lecture Series] ft. Dr. Rafael Benoliel

Apr, 2021
07:00 AM-08:00 AM

Presented virtually via Zoom webinar

Time: 7:00-8:00 am; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 7:00 am via Zoom.
Registration: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
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CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credit
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $25.00
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $18.50
Military, $18.50

Update on Trigeminal Neuralgia and OFP Classification

Course Description

The lecture will present recent data regarding features of trigeminal neuralgia that have led to a new classification that is clinically important. I will describe the classification and its ramifications.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the changes to the classification of Trigeminal neuralgia.
  • List the different diagnostic entities described under Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Discuss the effects of these changes on the management of TN
  • Describe the overall structure of the International Classification for Orofacial Pain

Dr Rafael Benoliel completed his dental training with honors and distinction at the University of London, in the United Kingdom. Following 2 years of training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the UK he moved to Israel where he completed formal Oral Medicine training, subsequently concentrating on orofacial pain. He served as Research Associate, at the Unit of Neuronal Gene Expression at the NIDCR, NIH, Bethesda 1997-1998. On his return to Israel served as Chair of the Department of Oral Medicine, in the Dental Faculty at Hadassah-Hebrew University. He moved to the Dental School at Rutgers in June 2013 to serve as Associate Dean for Research and Director at the Center for Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
Dr Benoliel has published extensively on the subject of clinical phenotypes of orofacial pain and their interface with headache. His clinical research is focused on identification and management of facial and head pain and at a basic research level on trigeminal traumatic neuropathies. He serves on the editorial board of several leading journals including as Associate Editor in Cephalalgia and is presently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Oral and Facial Pain and Headache. He co-edited the award-winning textbook “Orofacial Pain and Headache”, now into its 3rd edition. He continues to serve in many scientific committees including the Classification Committees of the International Headache Society, the joint IASP/WHO classification workforce classifying chronic pain for ICD-11, and the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders. As chair of the Orofacial and Head Pain SIG he coordinated with strategic partners the establishment of the first ‘International Classification of Orofacial Pain’ published in Cephalalgia.
Dr Benoliel is a Professor at Rutgers and maintains a close working relationship with his previous basic science lab and clinicians

Disclosure: Dr. Benoliel has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.