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Orofacial Pain: From Basic Science to Clinical Management: The Transfer of Knowledge in Pain Research to Education
By James P. Lund BDS PhD (Editor), Gilles J. LaVigne DMD MSc PhD (Editor) and Ronald Dubner DDS Phd (Editor)
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Publisher:  Quintessence Publishing Company
Edition:  1st
Published:  January 15, 2001
Binding:  Paperback
Pages:  300
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Written by leading researchers and educators in the field of orofacial pain, this book bridges the gap in the transfer of information from pain research to education and clinical dentistry. Emerging scientific evidence is presented in basic terms for dental students and for practicing dentists to integrate into patient care.

Author Information

Barry J. Sessle, BDS, BSc, MDS, PhD, DSc(hc) is Professor in the Department of Physiology of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Gilles Lavigne DMD, MSc, PhD is a Full Professor, Department of Oral Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Montreal, Canada. He earned a degree in Oral Medicine from Georgetown University, Washington DC, and his MSc and PhD at the Universities of Montreal and Toronto, respectively.

James P. Lund BDS, PhD earned his Bachelor of Dental Science in 1966 from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He earned his PhD in Physiology in 1971 at the University of University of Western Ontario, Canada. In 1995, Dr. Lund was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. He passed away December 2009.

Ronald Dubner DDS, PhD is Professor, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, University of Maryland, School of Dentistry.

Table of Contents:

Section I The Clinical Problem and Epidemiology

  1. What is Pain and How Do We Classify Orofacial Pain?
    —Charles McNeill, Ronald Dubner
  2. Epidemiology of Orofacial Pain
    —Linda LeResche
  3. Current Beliefs and Educational Guidelines
    —Charles G. Widmer

Section II Neurobiology of Pain

  1. Peripheral Mechanisms of Orofacial Pain
    —Bruce Matthews, Barry J. Sessle
  2. Central Nociceptive Pathways
    —Barry J. Sessle, Koichi Iwata
  3. Neurochemical Factors in Injury and Inflammation of Orofacial Tissues
    —Kenneth M. Hargreaves
  4. Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain
    —Alain Woda
  5. Pain Modulatory Systems
    —William Maixner

Section III Pain and Behavior

  1. Measurement of Pain
    —Pierre Rainville
  2. Perception and Behavioral Modulation of Pain
    —M. Catherine Bushnell
  3. Psychosocial Issues
    —Samuel F. Dworkin
  4. Pain and Gender
    —Thuan T.T. Dao
  5. Pain and Sleep Disturbances
    —Gilles J. Lavigne, Maryse Brousseau, Jacques Montplaisir, Pierre Mayer
  6. Pain and Movement
    —James P. Lund

Section IV Management of Orofacial Pain

  1. The Path to Diagnosis
    —Jean-Paul Goulet
  2. Evidence-Based Pain Management
    —Jocelyne S. Feine
  3. Management of Persistent Orofacial Pain
    —Christian S. Stohler
  4. Management of Dental Pain
    —G. Rex Holland
  5. Management of Inflammatory Pain
    —Raymond A. Dionne
  6. Management of Masticatory Myalgia and Arthralgia
    —James R. Fricton, Eric Schiffman
  7. Management of Mucosal Pain
    —Edmond Truelove
  8. Management of Neuropathic Pain
    —Mitchell Max
  9. Illustrative Case Reports
    —Antoon DeLaat, Sandro Palla
  10. Science Transfer in Orofacial Pain
    —Charles S. Greene
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