Quarterly Combined [TMJ Lecture Series], A Neurologist/Headache Specialist’s Approach to Headache and Migraine

Jul, 2019
07:00 AM-08:00 AM

Penn Dental Medicine
B-13 Auditorium

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 am
Registration Fee: Free
CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credits
Registration: Registration not required to attend in person; sign-in is required to receive continuing education credits.
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Course Description

This lecture focuses on the diagnosis and management of primary and secondary headaches.  Three main primary headache disorders will be distinguished – tension-type headache, migraine, and trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias – and will touch on pathophysiology and treatment of these primary headaches, particularly of migraine. In addition, secondary headaches will be discussed, including more benign, common etiologies and ones requiring more urgent workup. Lastly, common cranial neuralgias will be discussed, with an emphasis on the clinical characteristics and management of trigeminal neuralgia.

Educational Objectives

  • Differentiate between primary versus secondary headaches
  • Classify primary headache disorders and discuss the specific presentations and management of each
  • Identify common causes of secondary headache
  • Recognize the distribution of various cranial neuralgias and describe the management of trigeminal neuralgia


Katherine T. Hamilton, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania with a Clinical Neuroscience Training Certificate. Dr. Hamilton also completed her training in nuerology at the University of California San Francisco and fellowship at the Montefiore Headache Center in New York.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 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.

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