Leading Dental Surgery Body Endorses Postgraduate Orofacial Pain Course

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17 Nov 2022

A leading dental representative body has announced the accreditation of a new postgraduate course created by two international institutions.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Faculty of Dental Surgery has confirmed its accreditation of the Certificate in Orofacial Pain, a new joint course launched by the University of Southern California (USC) and Trinity College’s Dublin Dental University Hospital. 

The course will focus on orofacial pain – a complex area of dentistry in which patients often need very careful diagnoses - and will arm dental professionals with the requisite skills to treat patients living with conditions such as TMD, headaches, and orofacial pain. 

Glenn Clark, Professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California (USC), Dr Dermot Canavan, Lecturer in Orofacial Pain and Michael O'Sullivan, Director of Graduate Prosthodontics, at Dublin Dental University Hospital, devised the course in a bid to improve understanding and awareness of these conditions and how to treat them.

Professor Phil Taylor, Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, said:

This new course covers a very important area of dentistry and I’m glad the Faculty of Dental Surgery has been able to offer its support by announcing its accreditation. 

Orofacial pain can be caused by a wide range of dental issues, so this course has been designed to improve our understanding of these problems, and to improve our ability as dental professionals to help patients suffering with these conditions.

This endorsement is a first for the Faculty as part of their newly launched accreditation scheme which has been created to provide assurance to dentists that courses are of a high standard and provide quality learning outcomes.

For more information on the course, go to https://online.dentalhospital.ie

To find out more about the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Faculty of Dental Surgery, go to https://www.rcsed.ac.uk/faculties/faculty-of-dental-surgery.


About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh:

  • RCSEd was first incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505 and is based in Edinburgh and Birmingham.
  • It is one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world with a global membership of more than 30,000, including 15,000 members in the UK.
  • The College also has a significant worldwide presence with members in over 100 countries. 
  • The College promotes the highest standards of surgical and dental practice through education, training and examinations, its liaison with external medical bodies and representation of the modern surgical and dental workforce.
  • The College has seven faculties: The Faculty of Dental Surgery, The Faculty of Surgical Trainers, The Faculty of Dental Trainers, The Faculty of Perioperative Care, The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, The Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare and the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine.
  • It is also home to the UK’s only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, open to all those with an interest in surgical training regardless of College affiliation.
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