Miniresidency in TMD and Orofacial Pain
A three-day mini-residency in TMD and Orofacial Pain is offered by the Department of Continuing Dental Education of the School of Dentistry. This program is designed for the practicing dentist, psychologist, physical therapist, or physician to learn more about evaluation, diagnosis, and management of orofacial pain disorders including temporomandibular disorders. The course is held once a year through Continuing Dental Education (612-625-1418). It includes lectures, demonstrations, observation of patients, and hands -on evaluation of patients. Enrollment is limited to 8 clinicians. The first day includes didactic seminars with hands on learning of the clinical evaluation. The second day involves collaboration with faculty in evaluation and management of orofacial pain patients. The third day is spent using these new techniques to evaluate, diagnose and develop a treatment plan for a patient in the clinic. The most current techniques and knowledge in the field, including techniques of splints, medication, physical therapy, health psychology, and surgery are presented.