Postgrad Certificate in Orofacial Pain
The Dublin Dental University Hospital’s (DDUH) online Postgraduate Certificate in Orofacial Pain commenced in January of this year and the first students will graduate in November. They will receive their qualification having been taught jointly by two universities – Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the University of Southern California (USC). Applications are open now for the 2022 course and general dental practitioners with good clinical experience are invited to apply. Students will be able to log in from anywhere to tutors who will be based in Dublin and California. Prof. Glenn Clarke of USC, who is a world-renowned researcher in orofacial pain, is a joint course director, along with Drs Dermot Canavan (pictured) and Philip Hardy of TCD. Speaking to the Journal, Dr Canavan said: “The course focuses on problems that general dental practitioners in both private and public practice come across regularly, but which are not routinely covered in undergraduate programmes. Dentists who complete this course will have a much better knowledge of how to deal with these problems. Additionally, they will, if they wish, be able to go on to complete an MSc in orofacial pain through USC. The requirement for the Postgrad Certificate is one day a week but, of course, being online that can be completed from anywhere”. The course starts in January and interested parties should contact the DDUH immediately.