Orofacial Pain

Wed 24 April 2024 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Orofacial Pain

The science of Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders have gone through explosive changes over the past five decades.

This one day course is meant to help the dental clinician to have a review of OFP and TMD; screen for these disorders; help identify ominous signs of OFP and make succinct, prompt referrals to medical colleagues; Also to help avoid the frustration of managing these conditions.
This course will consist of a half day lecture component followeed by a hands -on session which guide participants through carrying out a full TMJ examination.
Depending on the number of attendees additional oral medicine specialists with be in attendance to assist  with hands oncomponent.

You will:

  • have a broad understanding of Orofacial Pain and TMD 
  • understand the clinical screening for OFP conditions and ominous signs of pain 
  • learn basic cranial nerve screening 
  • learn basic clinical OFP examination and TMJ examination 
  • learn Head and neck screening in the context of OFP and TMD 
  • begin to understand when and to who to refer a case of OFP/TMD 

Presented by Dr Davis Thomas

CPD hours: 6.5 clinical hours

RSVP by 22/04/2024

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8:45 am


9:00 am


Dr Davis Thomas

10:30 am

Morning Tea

11:00 am


Dr Davis Thomas

12:30 pm


1:30 pm


Dr Davis Thomas

5:00 pm



Meet Dr Davis Thomas 

Dr Thomas completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in India – receiving an Advanced Education in General Dentistry from NYU. He then progressed to three different Master’s degrees in Orofacial Pain (Rutgers University, USA), Headache Management (University of Edinburgh) and Sleep Medicine (Sydney Medical School), so it isn’t surprising that he says he believes in perpetual learning and is just as passionate about educating others.

“I love to see the glitter in the clinicians’ eyes when they learn new things and sometimes ‘unlearn’ old un-scientific philosophies,” he says. “Also, knowledge is the only wealth that grows when you share!”

He adds he most enjoys finding the diagnosis of the ‘needle in the haystack’ condition, and considers it a blessing to give relief to countless numbers of chronic pain patients.

5 minutes with Dr Davis Thomas

What three words best describe you? Passionate, Compassionate, Enthusiastic. 

If you weren’t in the dentistry field, what would you be doing for a living? Neuroscience.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Traveling internationally a lot; Family get-togethers, and road trips with family.

What is your favourite book? Bhagavatam (an Indian spiritual book written 3000-5000 years ago: the best psychological counselling for the human mind, I believe).

If there anything people might be surprised to learn about you? I love music; and known to be a good singer.

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