TMJ, Myofascial Pain and Migraines: What’s New
Guest Speakers: Dr. Derek Steinbacher of Yale School of Medicine and
Dr. Nader Pouratian of UCLA Medical Center
Webinar discussions include: what is TMJ/TMD, diagnosing and differentiating between
TMJ and neuropathic facial pain, various treatments for TMJ, managing TMJ pain. What defines
a headache, kinds of migraine headaches, when is time for medical intervention, treatments and
Controversies in the Care of Facial Pain
Guest Speaker: Dr. Raymond Sekula of University of Pittsburgh
Webinar discussion includes: best approach to online medical care, importance of high
resolution imaging and following the protocol, understanding the critical elements of neuropathic
facial pain, if it is not classical TN then what is it?
Medical Causes of Neuropathic Facial Pain
Guest Speaker: Dr. Hossein Ansari of UC San Diego Health
Webinar discussion includes: perspective of a neurologist on treatments, anecdotal evaluation and diagnostics,
the difference between migraine and TN symptoms, effects of autoimmune diseases on TN.
Top 10 Things You Need To Know About Facial Pain with Dr. Jeffrey Brown
Webinar discussion includes: find a MD with extensive experience who can treat with several different
procedures, change vocabulary from trigeminal neuralgia to trigeminal neuropathic pain (TNP), causes
of TNP, recommended medications, emergency medical treatment, recommended diagnostics, surgical options,
pros and cons of treatments.
Treatments for TN
Guest Speaker: Dr. Steven Chang of Stanford University Medical Center
Webinar discussion includes: explanation of Cyberknife and other Radiosurgery, best
treatment options based on patients health and history, review specific cases based on
scans and medical evidence.
Diagnosis and Treatment for Facial Pain
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Lim of Johns Hopkins University Medical Center
Webinar discussion includes: resources for patient diagnosis, various treatment options –
MVD, radiosurgery, rhyzotomy, balloon compression, neuromodulation and nerve block,
review MRI findings of specific patients.
Medical Marijuana and Neuropathic Face Pain
Guest Speaker: Dr. Christopher Winfree of Columbia University Medical Center
Webinar discussion includes: a brief history of marijuana in our culture and negative connotations,
example of case history with recommended use, understanding the ingredients in Cannabis, risks,
benefits and side effects, state of clinical trials and future commercial availability.
Acupuncture for the Treatment of Facial Pain
Guest Speaker: Dr. Gary Stanton of Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA
Webinar discussion includes: how acupuncture works, treatment options that include acupuncture,
anecdotal examples of effectiveness, various acupuncture techniques, finding a qualified Acupuncturist.
Non-Surgical Options for Treatment of Neuropathic Facial Pain
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, Neurologist
Webinar discussion includes: definition and types of neuropathic pain, discuss the risk/benefit of
available pain and anti-seizure medications, new medications currently in clinical trials.
Dental Issues and Neuropathic Facial Pain
Guest Speaker: David Sirois, DMD, PhD of NYU School of Dentistry
Webinar discussion includes: how a dentist can tell the difference from dental pain versus
neuropathic facial pain, types of dental specialties and relevance to neuropathic facial pain,
role of maxillofacial surgeon in the treatment of facial pain.
Brain Neuroplasticity and Chronic Pain Management
Guest Speaker: Jennifer Wagner, LPN is Executive Director of the Western Pain Society
Award Winning Webinar, discussion includes: defining neuroplasticity, brain-body connection with emphasis on
pain response, how patients are using neuroplasticity to manage pain, applying practical strategies.
Facial Pain Treatment Options
Guest Speaker: Dr. John Tew of Mayfield Brain and Spine, Cincinnati, OH
Webinar discussion includes: history of TN diagnosis and treatments, explanation of surgical
and non-surgical treatments, discussion of various case studies.
Microvascular Decompression (MVD) Procedure
Guest Speaker; Dr. John Alksne of UC San Diego Health
Webinar discussion includes: history of the first MVD, importance of MRI before MVD,