Saturday 16th May 2020 | At The British Dental Association

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Join us as our guest speaker Prof Justin Durham presents:

"Persistent orofacial pain (POFP): pathophysiology, presentations, and management plans"


About The Event

Time & Location

16 May 2020, 09:30 am (Registration from 09.00 am)

At The British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8YS

Speaker Profile

Prof Justin Durham, BDS, MFDS RCS, FDS RCS (OS), PhD

Professor Justin Durham was appointed Clinical Fellow/Hon SpR in Oral Surgery at Newcastle University in 2003. He obtained his PhD, “Ideologies and outcomes in Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)”, from Newcastle University in 2008. He subsequently completed his Oral Surgery specialist training and also became the first person in the UK to pass the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He held a prestigious NIHR Clinician Scientist award from 2012-2017, which funded his research into the care pathways in chronic orofacial pain and was promoted to a personal chair in 2017.  In his clinical practice he has established and leads a multidisciplinary orofacial pain clinic that receives tertiary-level referrals from both dental and medical specialities in the North of England.


In addition to holding a prestigious NIHR award he has previously received the outstanding post-doctoral award from the Behavioural, Epidemiology, and Health Services Research group of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), for his research into TMDs. His teaching was also acknowledged through the Vice-chancellor’s award for excellence in teaching and learning and he also received the IADR Education Research Faculty award in 2010.


His primary research interests are in orofacial pain both at the first and second translational research gaps. He has wide experience in a variety of methodologies involved in health services research and has received international awards both for clinical and pedagogical research. He is also keenly interested in helping develop the next generation of clinical academics and as such is involved nationally with NIHR as the Acting Associate Dean for Dental Integrated Academic Training.

Aims & Learning Outcomes


To give a contemporaneous overview of persistent orofacial pain’s pathophysiology, and specifically the diagnosis and management of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and phantom tooth pain relevant to practicing clinicians (Development Outcome A, C).

Learning outcomes: 


By the end of this lecture you should be able to:

1) explain the pathophysiology of trigeminally-mediated pain and its implications in the presentation of persistent orofacial pain.

2) describe the range of mimicking pathology and its presentations in relationship to orofacial pain.

3) explain the biopsychosocial aetiology of Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and its role in the management of TMD.

4) know and explain the conservative and pharmacological management options for TMD.

5) explain how to systematically examine, screen, and test for neuropathic “phantom” tooth pain.

6) know the modalities available for the management of generic neuropathic pain such as “phantom tooth pain”.

Outline of the day


Attend The Event

If you are already a member of the study group you can register for the event by using the form below.  Non-Members are also welcome to attend for a single conference fee.  You can find out about our membership rates and requirements as well as our single conference fees here.

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