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NYU College of Dentistry to Cosponsor and Host "End the Pain," May 10

March 26, 2008
N-358, 2007-2008

On May 10, 2008, The New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) will host and cosponsor an all-day regional conference entitled “End the Pain,” which will focus on patients who suffer from chronic facial pain.

The conference, organized by the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association and Dr. David A. Sirois, associate professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, radiology & medicine and associate dean for graduate programs at the NYUCD, is dedicated to improving patients’ and doctors’ awareness and education regarding the spectrum of neuropathic face pains, and the most advanced concepts of causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.

“Chronic neuropathic face is an extremely painful, debilitating disorder affecting approximately three percent of the US population,” said Dr. Sirois. “It is very often associated with delays in diagnosis and inappropriate treatments that add to patient suffering.”

  • What: “End of Pain” Chronic Facial Pain Conference
  • When: Saturday, May 10, 2008
  • Where: Saklad Auditorium of the NYU College of Dentistry, 345 E. 24th Street (corner of First Avenue)
  • How: Registration, which includes course materials, continental breakfast, and lunch, is $60 per person.

To register online, please go to www.endthepain.org. For more information, please call 800.923.3608.

Clinicians, doctors and researchers, as well as those suffering from chronic facial pain, and their friends and supporters, are urged to attend. The conference will be highly interactive, with opportunities throughout the day for small group and one-on-one discussions.

A panel of clinicians and scientists, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, and an oral facial pain specialist, will present the latest findings on the subject of chronic facial pain. Topics include: “Defining Neuropathic Face Pains,” “History of Trigeminal Neuralgia,” “Medical and Dental Treatment of Chronic Facial Pain,” an overview of surgical procedures, “Microvascular Decompression,” “Percutaneous Procedures,” “Radiosurgery Principles and CyberKnife,” “Gamma Knife,” “Stimulation Therapies,” and “Botox: Controversy & Opportunity.”

The conference cosponsors also include Winthrop University Hospital and the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA), a national, non-profit association dedicated to the plight of those who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and other neuropathic facial pain.


Founded in 1865, New York University College of Dentistry is the third oldest and the largest dental school in the United States, educating more than 8 percent of all dentists. NYUCD has a significant global reach and provides a level of national and international diversity among its students that is unmatched by any other dental school. In 2005, the NYU Division of Nursing became a College of Nursing located within the NYU College of Dentistry.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
College of Dentistry, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876


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