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Howard County Dental Association is pleased to offer the following continuing education course:  


Merriweather Lakehouse
10209 Wincopin Circle | Columbia
6:00 p.m.   Happy Hour & Networking
7:00 p.m.   Dinner & Seminar

Headache Diagnosis and Management in the Orofacial Pain Setting

featuring Marcela Romero-Reyes, DDS, PhD, FAHS

2 CE  Credits - AGD 200 Orofacial Pain

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Course Description:

The head and orofacial region may present different disorders of different etiology and

pathophysiology but mediated mainly by the same system, the trigeminal system. The understanding of neurovascular disorders and headache education for the dentist and the orofacial pain specialist is of fundamental importance. Some orofacial pains including tooth pain may resemble primary headache disorders. Moreover, temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are a source of secondary headache.  In addition, TMDs are comorbid with primary headache disorders, particularly migraine with important clinical implications. 

Course Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Be aware of the presentation of headache disorders in the orofacial/mid-face region.

  • Be aware of potential red flags to determine if a headache is primary or secondary.

  • Be able to understand the importance of the comorbidity between TMD and headache. 

  • Recognize the importance of the dialogue between medicine and dentistry and the importance of advocacy and detection of headache disorders in the dental/orofacial pain setting. In addition to the triage for an appropriate referral.

About our speaker:

Marcela Romero Reyes, DDS, PhD, FAHS


‌‌Dr. Marcela Romero Reyes is a clinical professor and Director of the Brotman Facial Pain Clinic at the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, University of Maryland, School of Dentistry. She is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the fields of orofacial pain and headache disorders. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain, Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) and fellow of the American Headache Society (AHS) and she is the former AHS chair of the special section of TMD, Cervical Spine and Orofacial Pain. Dr. Romero has been distinguished by numerous awards including the prestigious Steven B. Graff-Radford Orofacial Pain and Headache lectureship by the AHS. She also is the co-editor of the 7th edition of the AAOP Orofacial Pain, Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis and Management.

Dr. Romero graduated from the School of Dentistry at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She obtained her PhD in Oral biology and Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction certificate at UCLA, School of Dentistry and postdoctoral training in neuroscience with a focus in primary headaches at the UCLA Headache Research and Treatment Program now known as the Goldberg Migraine Program in the department of Neurology, David Geffen, School of Medicine. Her research and interests involve the study of neuro-immune and nitroxidative mechanisms in orofacial pain, the discovery of new targets for the management of TMD, trigeminal neuropathic pains and headache disorders and their translation to the clinical setting, in addition to non-pharmacological approaches of management.

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