Orofacial Pain Management Using Acupuncture and Photobiomodulation (Light Therapy)

Free dental continuing education course hosted by Dental CE Academy
Live interactive and On Demand Dental CE Webinar
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This live continuing education course will launch during the next Dental CE Symposium!
Innovations in Dentistry: March 25, 2022
Earn up to 6 CEU at no charge
Register once then attend 1 or all sessions
Registrants will receive access to On Demand Replay



CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  248 Infection Control

MODE: Electronically Mediated | Live interactive webinar



AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:  Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser

COURSE SUMMARY: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic accentuated the importance of PPE. In this course, Dr. Sarah Nabai, DDS; in consultation with Dr. Hossein Nabai, MD; will present the importance of well-fitting masks and high quality face shields, including the dermatological side effects of PPE and how to treat them.


  • Understand the integrative modality of orofacial pain management

  • Describe the role of photobiomodulation in pain management

  • Explore the benefits of the meridian system and integration with photobiomodulation

  • Demonstrate the mechanisms of acupuncture and photobiomodulation

  • Compare the diferences between lasers and LED devices when appling photobiomodulation therapy

About the Speaker: 








Dr. Grace Sun is considered an expert in many areas of dentistry, including the application of acupuncture with Photobiomodulation Therapy (also known as low level laser)  as an effective, non-opioid pain management strategy when treating patients with orofacial pain. During this course, Dr. Sun will demonstrate how to treat orofacial pain using Photobiomodulation Therapy a painless no-needle alternative to acupuncture using Red and IR light by activating chi vessels via meridian points on orofacial muscular and jaw systems. Red and IR light can activate chi vessels via meridian points. The three wavelengths discussed will be 660nm 850nm and 940nm, penetrating deep into the tissue, the muscle, the nerves and bone to stimulate mitochondria within each cell, increasing ATP production, resulting in more efficient and pain relieving cellular function. In addition, guest speaker, Dr. Chianni Lin, an oriental medicine doctor and acupuncture specialist, will explain the history and background of acupuncture as Traditional Chinese medicine, and acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body.


In our effort to help relieve orofacial pain in our patients while also helping to stem the opioid epidemic, health care providers need to explore complimentary treatment modalities. Not only does acupuncture have a 2,000+ year history of pain management and wellness improvement, but it can also be integrated with existing treatment modalities for pain relief. This presentation will explore basic meridian point theory and techniques using PhotoBioModulation (PBM) light therapy, a safe and painless avenue for effective healing and pain relief.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: This course is sponsored by Oral IQ. The speaker, Dr. Grace Sun, is the Founder of  Oral IQ.  She declares a financial relationship with Oral IQ. For written documentation contact support@dentalcenow.com.


DENTAL CE ACADEMY DISCLOSURE: The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these live and recorded presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy.  Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based up on the speakers' own clinican experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended or endorsed. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to new interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry.  Dental CE Academy appreciates its educators who share their knowledge and expertise. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding. 

Dr. Grace Sun, DDS; Oral IQ