Headache and orofacial pain are increasingly common complaints among the general population, with studies indicating that up to 20% of adults have severe headaches, 5% report daily headaches, and up to 7% have orofacial pain. These common conditions often provide diagnostic and/or treatment challenges for health-care professionals, particularly when such conditions involve both medical and dental factors.

In this two-day course, subject-matter experts from dental and medical backgrounds will present on various aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of headache and orofacial pain, with the goal of preparing physicians, dentists, and other health-care providers to better understand the conditions and their treatments.

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Steven Scrivani, DDS

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Egilius Spierings, MD, PhD

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Sergei Li, DDS

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Harsha Gopal, M.D.

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Tara Renton, BDS, MDSc, PhD

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Sana Ghafoor, M.D.

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Yulia Orlova, MD

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Paul Mathew, M.D.

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Khawaja Nasir, B.D.S., M.Sc.

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Andrea Harriott, MD, PhD

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Jayesh Patel, MD

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Abdulaziz Alrefai, BDS

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George Maloney, D.M.D., M.Ac.

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Brian McGeeney, MD, MPH

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Shuchi Dhadwal, B.D.S., D.M.D.

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Jordan Backstrom, M.Div, Psy.D.

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Alberto Malacarne, D.D.S.

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Noshir Mehta, BDS, MDS, DMD, MS

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) and Boston University School of Medicine. BUSM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

APA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 15.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.



Educational Grants

This activity is supported in part by educational grants from:



Supernus Pharmaceuticals



This activity is supported in part by exhibit fees from:



Promius Pharma



Planning Committee

Egilius L.H. Spierings, M.D., Ph.D. (Co-Chair), Clinical Professor of Neurology & Craniofacial Pain, Tufts University Schools of Medicine & Dental Medicine; Director, Headache & Face Pain Program, Department of Neurology, Tufts Medical Center

Brian E. McGeeney, M.D., M.P.H. (Co-Chair), Assistant Professor, Pain Management Group, Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine; Staff Neurologist, Boston Medical Center; Director, Boston University Neurology Residency Program

Shuchi Dhadwal, B.D.S., D.M.D., Interim Director & Assistant Professor, Craniofacial Pain, Headache, and Sleep Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Ronald R. Kulich, Ph.D., Professor, Craniofacial Pain, Headache, and Sleep Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; Lecturer, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Alberto Malacarne, D.D.S., Instructor, Craniofacial Pain, Headache, and Sleep Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Paul G. Mathew, M.D., Attending Neurologist, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Cambridge Health Alliance; Director, Visiting Scholars Program, John R. Graham Headache Centre, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Michael D. Perloff, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine

Samuel Ruth, M.A., Director, Office of Continuing Education, Marketing and Communications, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine