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Can We Prevent Orofacial Pain?


14 May 2020


12:00 AM11:59 PM

Presented on 14 May 2020


Dr. Amanda Phoon Nguyen, “A Bad Tooth, or the Sad Truth?

BDSc (UniMelb), MRACDS (GDP), DClinDent (OralMed) (UWA), MRACDS (OralMed), Cert ADL, FOMAA, FPFA

Amanda is an Oral Medicine Specialist in Perth, Western Australia. She works in private practice and has a public appointment at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia. Her research interests include orofacial pain, temporomandibular joint disorders, oral mucosal disease, dental sleep medicine and paediatric oral medicine. She is the Editor, and Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS), reviewer of continuing professional development (CPD) for the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and has been on the WA Dental CPD committee for many years. Amanda believes in interdisciplinary teamwork and represents her specialty at multidisciplinary groups. She is heavily involved with various professional committees, and also dedicates her energy to supporting various community and volunteer causes. In particular, she loves making children smile by volunteering as a mascot of the local children’s hospital. She is also passionate about her speciality, regularly lecturing, running oral medicine interest pages and dental forums, and teaching at the University of Western Australia.

Dr. Tara Renton, “Preventing V nerve injuries and resultant neuropathic pain


Tara is Professor in Oral Surgery at Kings College London and an honorary consultant at Kings College Hospital Foundation Trust and Guys and St. Thomas Foundation Trust. She is also Past President of the British Association of Oral Surgeons and Honorary Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Olga A. Korczeniewska, PhD, “Updates in Orofacial Pain

Olga is an Instructor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark NJ, USA. She received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences. During her PhD, Olga was trained in genetics of complex human traits. Her thesis research focused on unraveling genetic variation associated with the risk of non-syndromic orofacial clefts. Olga transitioned to a neuroscience, pain-based setting and her current research interests include investigating molecular mechanisms contributing to neuropathic pain development and maintenance as well as sex-dimorphism of pain. She collaborates with a team of researchers to investigate the predictive value of  exercise-induced hypoalgesia profile in rats on pain intensity inflicted by peripheral nerve injury. Olga is an ad-hoc reviewer for peer-review journals. She is involved in various professional committees and gives lectures to students in Orofacial Pain Program at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.

Moderator: Clinical Associate Professor Ramesh Balasubramaniam, Perth Oral Medicine and Dental Sleep Center


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