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Photobiomodulation and Acupuncture
in Orofacial Pain Management

Presented by Dr. Grace Sun, DDS; FAACD, MALD, MAGD, MICOI                        and Dr. Chianni Lin, DAOM, LAc, DIPL, OM
Free dental continuing education course hosted by Dental CE Academy
Live interactive and On Demand Dental CE Webinar
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COURSE FEE:  No charge

CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  200 Orofacial Pain. 340 Anesthesia and Pain Management. 

MODE: Electronically Mediated | Recorded Lecture | On Demand Webinar




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

Recorded: June 17, 2022

Review: December 31, 2022

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

COURSE SUMMARY:  More than half of all Americans experience pain, with 20-30% of these people suffering from orofacial pain. As therapists we need to manage the pain as well as address the etiology in order to bring about the best outcome. Pain medication, OTC and prescribed, is standard treatment protocol which over time has caused widespread drug dependence and abuse. The number of drug overdose deaths has quadrupled since 1999, with over 70% of those deaths involving an opioid. An integrative approach is essential, including (PBMT) Photobiomodulation, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), chiropractic and osteopathic medicine etc. PBM, or PhotoBioModulation treatment, a therapeutic form of red and infrared light therapy, increases healing efficiency, including reduction of inflammation and faster muscle recovery. Acupuncture, a complimentary pain management modality, stimulates neurological responses including endorphin release and by activating the meridian channel, reverses stagnation (pain) and increases the flow of vital energy.

Meridian mapping techniques, the identification of correlating meridian points and anatomical landmarks, will be discussed.


1. Understand the significance of exploring alternative approaches to pain management

2. Review integrative approaches, including PBM therapy and acupuncture

3. Learn mapping technique protocols for orofacial pain management with PBM

4. Review the functional mechanisms of PhotoBioModulation

5. Develop an understanding of the functional mechanisms of Acupuncture

6. Learn how to integrate PBM into your patients’ home care program

DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER AND FACULTY COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS: According to Dental CE Academy's  Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy, faculty and speakers for any course are expected to disclose any economic support, personal interests, or potential bias that may be perceived as creating a conflict related to the material being presented. Disclosure statements are printed in each course description and announced by moderators or individual speakers at the beginning of each presentation. This policy is intended to alert the audience to any potential bias or conflict so that participants may form their own judgments about the material being presented.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER: Dr. Grace Sun is the owner/founder of Oral IQ.  She discloses a financial relationship with Oral IQ.

DENTAL CE ACADEMY DISCLAIMER: 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 or its parent company, Virtual Dontics®. 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 upon the speaker's own clinical 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 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

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About the Speaker(s):



Dr. Grace Sun is a world-renowned cosmetic dentist and ceramist who has been practicing advanced cosmetic and laser dentistry in her Los Angeles practice since 1983. Dr. Sun’s inter-disciplinary training is far reaching, specializing in cosmetic and laser dentistry, prosthodontics, orthodontics, implant dentistry and dental ceramics. She is an advocate of neuromuscular and myofunctional dentistry encompassing the overall well-being of the patient. An Accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Dr. Sun holds many of the highest and most prestigious distinctions in dentistry, including Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry, Mastership with the Academy of Laser Dentistry and she is a Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). She is a senior instructor with the International Association for Orthodontists (IAO) and, as an early adoptor of laser dentistry, Dr. Sun has published several peer-reviewed articles since 2000 and has held various committee and board positions with both ALD and AACD in recent decades.

Dr. Chianni Lin, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM


As a Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM) in Santa Monica, California, Dr. Chianni Lin is highly respected as one of the leading Eastern Integrative Medicine providers serving Los Angeles. Dr. Lin holds a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree from Emperor’s College, one of the preeminent Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine programs in the US. At the Center for Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, Dr. Lin integrates acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition and movement (yoga, qigong) to improve the health of her patients.



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