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04apr6:00 pm9:00 pmThe Current Data on Botulinum Toxin, Steroids & Local Anesthetics: Injection Therapy for Bruxism & TMD


Event Details

Course Title:  The Current Data on Botulinum Toxin, Steroids & Local Anesthetics: Injection Therapy for Bruxism & TMD

 Presenter: DrBrijesh Chandwani






Date:  April 4, 2019 (Thursday)

 Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

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

 Credits: 3

 Meals: Dinner


Course Description:

Injection therapies are widely used in pain medicine but not commonly used by general dentist because of lack of adequate training during dental school.  There is increasing evidence for injection therapies for TMD and several different type of injectable medications are being used. They can be used for muscle pain, neuropathic pain and for non-specific oral pain as well.  Injections into the Temporomandibular joints are more challenging, and we will discuss in brief the TMJ intra articular injections.  Injections can address muscle strains, muscle spasms, inflammation, trauma, and they can provide a dynamic neurosensory trickery to the region which can also stop a pain processing pathway (temporarily or permanently).  The evidence of injection therapies in bruxism is limited and will be discussed.  (3 hours will be split between 90 minutes of presentation and 90 minutes of hands-on muscle palpation and injection technique overview)

Learning Objectives:

– Screen for TMJ disorders, bruxism and other facial pain conditions.
– Learn evidence based selection of injectable; we will focus on Botulinum toxin, Local anesthetic and Triamcinolone
– When to refer and who to refer to

Presenter Biographies:

Dr. Brijesh Chandwani is board certified in Orofacial Pain and he focuses on management of complex facial pain disorders in New York and Connecticut.  Dr. Chandwani currently holds an academic position as Adjunct Associate Professor in the department of Diagnostic Sciences at Tufts University, Boston and at the St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Chandwani underwent his dental training (DMD) at Tufts University in Boston, where he also did his post graduate fellowship training in Temporomandibular Disorders and Sleep apnea.  He completed his Acupuncture training from Harvard Medical School, Boston.  He has authored a number of publications and has presented at National conferences on Headaches and Bruxism.  He incorporates mainly physical medicine approaches to managing these problems including acupuncture, trigger point needling, and stretching in addition to Oral appliances, Botox injections and nerve blocks.  Dr. Chandwani is active in the Academy of Orofacial Pain as well; he is the Co-Chair of the 44th Annual Scientific meeting to be held in 2020.



ADA Members & their staff:   $60

Non-ADA Members:  $160

Pre-registration is required. Register by clicking the “Buy Now” button or call us at (718) 454-8344.

A $15 late fee will be assigned to all those whose pay and/or register on the day of the event.


Refund Policy:  We can offer a 100% refund up until the day before the lecture.  We cannot offer any refund on or after the day of the lecture.


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

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp. IMPORTANT CE REMINDER FOR DENTISTS TAKING MCE COURSES In order to receive credit for NYS mandatory continuing education purposes, you must make sure that the entity sponsoring a continuing education course is approved to provide MCE credit by NYSDA, NYSED, ADA CERP, or AGD PACE. NYSDA approves only its thirteen component dental societies and the New York State Dental Foundation. Information regarding sponsors approved by NYSED is available from the New York State Education Department, State Board for Dentistry, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234-1000; phone 518-474-3817 ext. 550; fax 518-473-0567; or this site. A list of such sponsors approved by ADA CERP is available at www.ada.org/98.aspx. A list of such sponsors approved by AGD PACE is available at www.agd.org/education/pace/findaprovider/ If you are unsure whether a sponsor offering a continuing education program is approved, feel free to contact the Dental Board by phone at 518-474-3817, ext. 550 or by e-mail at dentbd@nysed.gov.


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


QCDS Headquarters

86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY

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