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Aligarh: Faculty members and students from the Department of Prosthodontics, Dr. Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College (ZADC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) honed their skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with dental disorders. orofacial pain.

They recently received advanced training in “Orofacial Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis and Treatment” through a five-day online course from the Global University Networks Initiative (GIAN).

During 11 lectures spread over five days of the program, course instructor Prof. Yoshizo Matsuka (Chairman, Department of Stomatognathic Function and Occlusal Reconstruction, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Tokushima, Japan) explained the peripheral and central mechanism of orofacial pain; validated and reliable methods for diagnosing it and different treatment modalities such as pharmacological, surgical, physiotherapy, neuromodulation and cognitive-behavioral therapy, etc.

He described important advances in clinical research methodology.

The course coordinator, Professor Shaista Afroz (Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics) highlighted the need to increase access to care for patients with orofacial pain by improving the knowledge base, expanding the number of advanced orofacial pain education and by training all dentists and other healthcare professionals. .

Dr. Rahul Yadav (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi) spoke on Diagnosis and Treatments of Temporomandibular Disorders, Masticatory Muscle and Joint Disorders, Behavioral Disorders oromotor and jaw disorders, neuropathic and neurovascular pain disorders, orofacial sleep chronic orofacial disorders.

Prof Geeta Rajput (Course Coordinator), Dr Sajjad A Rahman (Course Coordinator), Dr Aftab Ahmad (Department of Otorhinolaryngology), Dr Mehdi Hayat (Interdisciplinary Brain Research Center), Dr Dalia Rafat ( Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology), Prof. Hammad Usmani (Department of Anaesthesiology) and Dr. Syed Shariq Naeem (Department of Pharmacology) also spoke on various topics.

During a discussion with Professor Otto Baba (Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Tokushima, Japan) and Professor YoshizoMatsuka on the last day of the program; Prof. Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine, AMU), Prof. RK Tewari (Principal, ZADC, AMU), Prof. Shaista Afroz and Prof. MJ Warsi (GIAN- Local Coordinator and Chairman, Department of Linguistics, AMU) discussed the possibility of collaboration of ZADC, AMU and Faculty of Dentistry, University of Tokushima, Japan.

More than 80 professors and students from across the country have registered for the online course.


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