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Orofacial Pain

Orofacial pain is a frequent form of pain perceived in the face and/or oral cavity.

Overview

About this Global
Year Campaign

Orofacial pain is a frequent form of pain perceived in the face and/or oral cavity. It may be caused by diseases or disorders of regional structures, dysfunction of the nervous system, or through referral from distant sources.

Can We Prevent Orofacial Pain?

Resources in this section include a series of fact sheets examining the many aspects of orofacial pain, a poster, and other resources to help you learn more about this form of pain. Many of these resources are available to download free of charge.

Featured Resources
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If you specialize or have an interest in Orofacial and Head Pain, join the SIG devoted to this form of pain.

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Access comprehensive pain education for dentistry and oral health professionals.

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Global Year Fact Sheets

Global Year Fact Sheets

William Maixner, DDS PhD, chair of the IASP Special Interest Group on Orofacial Pain, led an international IASP task force to plan this year’s campaign and create the fact sheets. These Fact Sheets for the Global Year Against Orofacial Pain have been revised and translated into several languages by members of the SIG on Orofacial Pain.

The International Association for the Study of Pain is happy to provide access to this year's Global Year fact sheets. Please contact us to inquire.

  • Orofacial Pain
  • Neurovascular Orofacial Pain
  • Painful Post-Traumatic Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Odontogenic/Dental Pain
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Temporomandibular Disorders
  • Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
Global Year Volunteers

Meet the Committee

Meet our multidisciplinary team of volunteers that oversees all aspects of this year’s global campaign.

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Letter from the President

Letter from the President

Dear IASP members and supporters,

I am pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Global Year Against Orofacial Pain campaign, which will launch on Monday, October 21, 2013. Orofacial pain is a very frequent form of pain perceived in the face and/or oral cavity, caused by diseases or disorders of regional structures, by dysfunction of the nervous system, or through referral from distant sources.

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PREVIOUS GLOBAL YEARS
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Access previous global year campaigns and relevant fact sheets, interviews, and more resources.

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