S. Elmer Bear Annual Lecture

Saturday, November 5, 2016

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Newer Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Orofacial Pain Syndromes




Audience: Dentists, Specialists

AGD Subject Code: 190

Format: Lecture, Case Presentation

CE Credits: Lecture: CEUs - 6.5

Course Description:
A series of lectures examining regional myalgia, disorders of the TMJ, and neuropathic and neurovascular syndromes affecting the face. I will discuss presentation, diagnosis, pathophysiology and therapy of the selected syndromes.

Educational Objectives: At the end of the program, attendees should be able to:
• Name and explain the differences among the common orofacial pain syndromes.
• Define the diagnostic criteria for the common TMJ disorders, myalgia and myofascial pain, trigeminal neuralgia, painful traumatic trigeminal neuropathy, and neurovascular type pains in the face/teeth.
• Formulate an accurate differential diagnosis in patients with orofacial pain.
• Produce a treatment plan in-line with the definitive diagnosis.

VCU School of Dentistry 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. VCU School of Dentistry designates this activity for a total of 6.50 continuing education credits.


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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 he moved to Israel, to the Dental Faculty at Hadassah- the Hebrew University. He completed formal Oral Medicine training and subsequently concentrated on orofacial pain. In 1997-1998 he served as Research Associate at the Unit of Neuronal Gene Expression at the NIDCR, NIH, Bethesda and following this he returned to Israel. In 2003 Dr. Benoliel was appointed Chair of the Department of Oral Medicine, in the Dental Faculty at Hadassah-Hebrew University. He joined the Dental School at Rutgers in June 2013 as the Associate Dean for Research and is also Professor and Director of the Center for Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders.

Dr. Benoliel has published extensively on the subject of orofacial pain. He co-edited the award-winning textbook 'Orofacial Pain and Headache' published in 2008 and now in its second edition. Dr. Benoliel lectures extensively in national and international meetings. He serves on the editorial board of several leading journals and has served in many scientific committees including the Classification Committees of the International Headache Society, the International Association for the Study of Pain and the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders.


Conflict of Interest

In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V, everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity.

As a continuing education provider, the VCU School of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. We are also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.


The registration period has closed for this event.

Registration open through 11/4/2016 2:00 PM EST



PLEASE NOTE: All participants must provide their unique e-mail address (ashley@dentistoffice.com) during registration. To ensure your ability to participate in all aspects of this course, do not use generic office addresses that are shared by multiple recipients (frontdesk@dentistoffice.com).

Registration Fee

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and CE program. Early registration ends Saturday, October 8th.


Early Registration: General Attendee - $269; SOD Adjunct Faculty - $169

Regular Registration: General Attendee - $299; SOD Adjunct Faculty - $199

SOD Full-Time Faculty and Residents: No charge

Other Institution Residents: $99

Cancellations and Refunds

The Office of Continuing Education reserves the right to end registration when the enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify or alter content, faculty or location for any course if circumstances indicate such a change is advisable. If the Office of Continuing Education finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be issued. No travel expenses will be refunded to the registrant in the event of course cancellation or cancellation of any registration.

Full registration refunds are issued if the registrant cancels in writing two weeks prior to a course. Cancellations processed during the two weeks prior to course date will be refunded registration minus a late cancellation fee of $75. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received three days prior to the day of the course or in the event of a no-show. Select courses may have individually specific cancellation fees and polices. These policies will be listed in the print materials (brochures, fliers, etc.) and on the individual course Web page.

A $50 fee will be assessed for all returned payments. Returned payments include returned checks and dishonored credit or debit card payments.

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