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Advanced Training Program in Craniofacial Pain Management

The Advanced Training Program in Craniofacial Pain Management has been developed to accommodate an ever-increasing patient volume and increased complexity of cases in craniofacial pain. This multidisciplinary educational program integrates several areas of pain dentistry including, oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and Geriatric Dentistry.

The Advanced Training Program in Craniofacial Pain Management follows an evidence-based approach based on clinical research/critical appraisal to address adult chronic, non-cancer pain in craniofacial region. This program has been defined as a 1 full year educational period.

The Advanced Training Program in Craniofacial Pain Management is a collaboration between members of the University of Toronto at the Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine, as well as Mount Sinai Hospital. Upon completion of the program, the trainees are expected to: Describe Craniofacial Pain in the context of multi-disciplinary and patient-centered health care setting. They can also able to critically appraise clinical research related to craniofacial pain management to enhance evidence-based clinical decision making. Furthermore, the participants may recognize and respond to ethical issues arising in managing patients with craniofacial pain. Finally they will be able to contribute to the research activities; apply knowledge of the clinical, socio-behavioral, and fundamental biomedical sciences relevant to craniofacial pain.

For more information, please contact Dr. Amir Azarpazhooh at amir.azarpazhooh@sinaihealthsystem.ca