november, 2018



Event Details


Date:  November 6, 2018 (Tuesday) 

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST 

Location:  QCDS Headquarters, 86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY 

Credits: 2 

Meals: Dinner (served at 6pm)



Course Title:  My Face Hurts, Help! Treating The Orofacial Pain Patient 

Presenter: Dr. Lauren Levi 

Course Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Course Description:

TMJ and orofacial pain may seem extremely difficult to treat, but it doesn’t have to be. This lecture will introduce clinicians to the world of orofacial pain and discuss conditions as well as review the anatomy of the TMJ and disc. The lecture will also discuss classification of the TMJ disorders and provide clinicians with methods to diagnose these conditions.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the lecture, the attendee will:

  • Become more familiar with diagnosing orofacial pain related conditions
  • Become familiar with performing an orofacial pain related examination


Presenter Biographies:

Trained in dental oncology, orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine, Lauren Levi, D.M.D., is a leader in the field of treating a variety of oral medicine conditions including the oral and dental sequelae of cancer therapy, orofacial pain conditions and obstructive sleep apnea. She has extensive experience treating patients who are receiving chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplants and who face individualized dental needs because of these treatment programs. Additionally, Dr. Levi is extremely knowledgeable in the treatment of TMD and orofacial pain conditions as well as dental sleep medicine.

Dr. Levi received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Barnard College of Columbia University. She obtained her doctor of dental medicine (D.M.D.) degree from The University of Florida College of Dentistry, where she received an award for excellence in oral medicine. In dental school, Dr. Levi was actively involved in community outreach, delivering dental care to indigent populations in Florida and central Ecuador. After graduating, she completed a general practice residency program at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Due to her strong interest in oral medicine, Dr. Levi completed a dental oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) after her residency. While at MSKCC, she gained substantial training performing dental procedures on patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplants. She has expertise in assessing and managing the oral manifestations of head and/or neck surgery and osteonecrosis and osteoradionecrosis of the jaw. Her areas of focus also include caring for pediatric patients, managing patients with solid and liquid tumors, and treating other non-malignant oral pathological conditions. At MSKCC, she gained additional education in tobacco and alcohol cessation and completed rotations in radiation oncology and head and neck surgery.

In addition to her passion for dental oncology, Dr. Levi has a strong affinity for orofacial pain and oral medicine. She completed a mini-residency in orofacial pain through the University of Kentucky, and she is currently pursuing a masters in orofacial pain and oral medicine at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry while concurrently working in her private practice and at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She is also clinical instructor at the New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Levi frequently lectures on dental oncology, orofacial pain and sleep medicine related topics to dentists, physicians, residents, caregivers and patients. She serves on the speaker’s bureau of Triage Cancer and the Oncology Advisory Council of Additionally, she is an active and contributing member to the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) Osteonecrosis and Osteoradionecrosis of the Jaw Systematic Review and Fungal Oral Care Systematic Review Study Groups. She also is a reviewer for the Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology (OOOO) Journal. She is an active member of the New York Head and Neck Society.



QCDS Members:   $0

Non-QCDS Members:  By invitation only


QCDS is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider approved by the NYSDA.

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(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


QCDS Headquarters

86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY

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