Education

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Education in TMD and Orofacial Pain

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry offers a variety of training experiences in the field of TMD and Orofacial Pain. These include: 1) a two year advanced residency program in Orofacial Pain that leads to a Certificate Degree; 2) a two year advanced residency program in TMD and Orofacial Pain that leads to a Certificate Degree usually with a Master's of Science Degree with a focus in TMD and Orofacial Pain; 3) a Ph.D. program in selected fields (neuroscience, oral biology, epidemiology) with clinical training in TMD and Orofacial Pain; 4) a one-year fellowship in TMD and Orofacial Pain that is available on an ad hoc basis; and, 5) a 3-day miniresidency in TMD and Orofacial Pain.

Goals

  1. Have an advanced knowledge of anatomical, physiological, behavioral and psychosocial aspects of orofacial pain
  2. Understanding of the biopsychosocial model of pain
  3. Participate as a member of interdisciplinary healthcare team
  4. Manage the implementation of orofacial pain care services
  5. Function effectively in multiple healthcare environments
  6. Apply scientific principles to learning and oral health care
  7. Have the ability to disseminate knowledge regarding orofacial pain
  8. Utilize the values of professional ethics
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  • Last modified on October 15, 2012