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ESE pre-congress symposium: New Orofacial Pain Classification ICOP-1 beta – What’s in it for the endodontists?
A new international all-inclusive classification for orofacial and head pain was developed in 2017-18 by a special interest group within the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The International Classification for Orofacial Pain Disorders (ICOP) is the first classification that includes both acute and chronic pain in the orofacial area. Its purpose is to provide definitions and diagnostic criteria for dental and dentoalveolar pain conditions, such as pulpal, periodontal and mucosal pain, along with regional muscle pain, TMJ pain, orofacial neuropathic and idiopathic pain conditions, and trigeminal pain associated with migraine and autonomic disorders. In orofacial pain research, the proposed new classification is important because it has the potential to improve the basis for research in diagnostics and treatment. For endodontists and general dentists, orofacial pain research is highly relevant since we frequently encounter acute as well as chronic tooth pain in our patients and are frequently required to differential diagnose between pain conditions.
This workshop aims to:
• Improve the participants’ understanding about common systems for classification and their relevance in dentistry and medicine
• Present and explain the new orofacial pain classification and its rationale
• Contribute to participants’ awareness about the present level of scientific evidence for diagnostic methods used in endodontics today, and needs for development in this field
• Invite active participation and feedback from clinicians and researchers within endodontics on this new classification towards its future development and improvement
COST: 130 + VAT Euros (ESE Registered Postgraduate students 90 + VAT Euros)