Demistfying Trigeminal Neuropathy: A Nerve-Racking Diagnosis
An ACDE Series Webinar

Course Description:

Trigeminal neuropathic pain disorders can be some of the most challenging for both patient and providers. This course aims to provide participants with clues into differentiating between the various trigeminal neuropathies, include various episodic and continuous neuropathic pains. Here, participants will explore the condition’s pathophysiology for deeper understanding of the origin of this complex orofacial pain. It will emphasize the importance of timely symptom recognition, diagnosis and working on a multidisciplinary team for the best outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand basic pathophysiology of neuropathic pains to understand the source of nerve dysfunction within trigeminal neuropathy
  2. Differentiate between various episodic and continuous neuropathic pain disorders
  3. Identify signs and symptoms of neuropathic pain disorders
  4. Identify when and to function on a multidisciplinary team for overall patient management
  5. Identify basic management strategies, including pharmacotherapy, for neuropathic pain disorders

Meet the Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Hatfield

Dr. Hatfield earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Michigan in 2017 and completed the general practice residency (GPR) at Michigan Medicine in 2018. Following this, she was the first person to complete the TMD & Orofacial Pain Residency at Michigan Medicine in 2020. After residency, Dr. Hatfield joined the University of Michigan faculty member in Hospital Dentistry and TMD & Orofacial Pain and in 2022 she became the program director for the TMD & Orofacial Pain Residency. Her clinical interests are in TMD & Orofacial Pain diagnosis and management, including temporomandibular joint disorders, headaches, and neuropathic pain disorders. She is expressly interested in furthering undergraduate and graduate education in this clinical area. Dr. Hatfield’s research interests are in innovative management strategies for orofacial pain disorders and inter-professional education and collaboration.

Registration Information

  • Zoom Webinar
  • Lecture
  • 1.5 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $59

Hosting University

  • University of MIchigan School of Dentistry
  • CE contact name & email: Michelle Jones,
  • Speaker name & contact info: Dr. Elizabeth Hatfield,

WEBINAR CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 48 hours before the course starting date/time. A 50% refund will be issued to registrants who cancel 48-24 hours before the course starting date/time. No refunds will be issued for registrants who does not login to the webinar or who cancels within 24 hours of the course starting date/time. Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request can be emailed to