Advances in the Diagnosis of Neuropathic Orofacial Pain

Robert Merrill, DDS, MS

Saturday, May 1
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Milda Chmieliauskaite, DMD, MP


Neuropathic orofacial pain presents a diagnostic and management challenge to the clinician. This talk discusses the technological advances being used in clinical and research settings to improve the diagnosis of neuropathic orofacial pain and how this could lead to improved outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the current diagnostic strategies for neuropathic orofacial pain and recognize shortcomings.
  2. Become familiar with the utility and limitations of neurophysiologic and quantitative testing in orofacial neuropathic pain.
  3. Understand how advanced diagnostic strategies in neuropathic orofacial pain can improve management strategies.