WHERE, WHEN AND WHAT TIME:
Zoom Lecture - Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Networking - 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Lecture: 7:00 p.m. - 8: 30 p.m.
Price: $25 per person (includes 2 hours of CE credit)
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY
ABOUT THE TOPIC:
This case-based lecture will cover the key features of non-odontogenic pain to aid the dental clinician in recognizing orofacial pain and referring when appropriate. An overview of patient management will focus on evidence-based conservative treatments.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Vanessa Benavent, DDS, MSD, FAGD
Dr. Vanessa Benavent is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2009, pursued a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore and then completed a two-year Masters program in Orofacial Pain at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now known as Rutgers) in 2012.
She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD), has a private practice limited to orofacial pain and dental sleep medicine, and served as Clinical Director of the UMSOD Brotman Orofacial Pain Clinic. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and as a member of the Council of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and is a contributing author of the AAOP's "Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management" textbook.
Dr. Benavent is a member of the American Dental Association, Howard County Dental Association and is a Past President of the Maryland State Dental Association. She was also a recipient of the American Dental Association’s 2017 "Top 10 Dentists Under 10 Years" Award. Dr. Benavent has been honored with Fellowship in the International College of Dentists. In 2019, Dr. Benavent was conferred the inaugural Rising Dental Health Leader Award by the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.