This lecture addresses difficulties in assessing patients with orofacial pain, not by describing the various painful conditions, but by addressing the questions that need to be asked and then analysing the responses to these (What should I ask? What does this answer mean? What else do I need to know?).
Numerous case histories illustrating painful orofacial conditions will be presented in a problem-solving manner. Emphasis will be placed on the descriptors used by patients and to both the verbal and nonverbal responses to questioning.
Learning Objectives That Will Be Explained In This Program Include:
- How listening to descriptors, observing patients, and analysing verbal and non-verbal responses can assist in the diagnosis of orofacial pain.
- How an alternative method of assessment involving screening, and condition-specific questioning, and the use of a diagnostic tree can be useful in diagnosis how analysing associations with treatment can help diagnosis
- Better distinguish the difference between odontogenic and nonodontogenic pain
Prof Alex Moule
With over 30 years of experience in endodontic practice, Alex Moule completed his Doctorate of Philosophy in 1979, subsequently becoming an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland. Professor Moule has taught dentistry internationally and in Australia and remains very ...