Atypical Facial Pain
Are you a dental professional seeking to enhance your expertise in diagnosing and managing atypical facial pain? This course offers the perfect opportunity for you to expand your knowledge in this crucial area.
Atypical facial pain, also called persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP), is a complex and often misunderstood condition, characterised by persistent and unexplained facial pain that does not correspond to any specific nerve distribution. It affects a significant number of patients, impacting their quality of life and posing a challenge for dental professionals who strive to provide appropriate treatment and care.
Our course on atypical facial pain in dentistry aims to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of this important subject. The course covers a wide array of topics, including the classification of atypical facial pain, the diagnostic process, differentiating it from other orofacial pain conditions, and evidence-based treatment options and management strategies for dental patients.
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The aim of this course is to provide dental professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the diagnosis and management of atypical facial pain.
- To equip dental professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to accurately diagnose and manage atypical facial pain in their patients.
- To provide dental professionals with an understanding of the multidisciplinary approach required for comprehensive care of patients with atypical facial pain.
Anticipated learning outcomes:The learner will, with respect to the components that he or she has elected to study as listed below:
- be able to define and diagnose atypical facial pain accurately.
- be able to differentiate atypical facial pain from other orofacial pain disorders.
- be able to identify investigative techniques for identifying atypical facial pain.
- be able to understand the psychological aspects of atypical facial pain and its impact on patients.
- be able to develop a multidisciplinary approach to the management of atypical facial pain in their patients.
- through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.
GDC Development Outcomes
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC Development Outcome(s): C.