Orofacial Pain Management: Using Acupuncture Meridian Points With Red IR Light Therapy

Presented by Dr. Grace Sun, DDS; FAACD, MALD, MAGD, MICOI


TITLE:  OROFACIAL PAIN MANAGEMENT: Using Acupuncture Meridian Points with Red IR Light Therapy


CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credits. Recording will be made available to registrants.

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

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:  Dr. Grace Sun is considered an expert in many areas of dentistry, including the application of acupuncture with red light/IR therapy as an effective, non-opioid pain management strategy when treating patients with orofacial pain. During this course, Dr. Sun will demonstrate how to treat TMD/TMJ patients using Photobiomodulation Therapy and IR Technology, a painless no-needle alternative to acupuncture by activating 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.

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.

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About the Speaker:



Dr. Grace Sun is a world-renowned cosmetic dentist and ceramist. A graduate of USC's School of Dentistry, Dr. Sun opened her dental practice in 1983 with an eagerness to help people. She is a trailblazer in the fields of cosmetic and laser dentistry, becoming the first woman Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 1995. Her inter-disciplinary training is far reaching, specializing in cosmetic and laser dentistry, prosthodontics, orthodontics, implant dentistry, dental ceramics and is a proponent of neuromuscular dentistry, a holistic treatment approach encompassing the overall well-being of the patient. Dr. Sun also sits on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Laser Dentistry and on the AACD's Professional Education Committee. She is a regular lecturer and educator at various aesthetic symposiums around the globe, including TALD in Taipei and iLED Dubai.

Named one of America's Top Dentists for seven consecutive years by her peers in dentistry, Dr. Sun continues to train and instruct in many disciplines including cosmetic, laser, prosthodontics, orthodontic, implant and dental ceramics, as well as craniofacial development and myofunctional therapy.

As an E! Entertainment Television Dentist to the Stars, Dr. Sun provides an exclusive, high level of care to her entire clientele, celebrity or otherwise.

Dr. Sun has been recognized by organizations around the world for her contributions to education and philanthropy. She is the author of three well-regarded laser dentistry textbooks currently in post-graduate circulation and is a frequent lecturer in America, Europe and Asia.


Dr. Sun is a contributing author of three laser dentistry textbooks in current post-graduate circulation. She holds the following distinctions:

• Accredited Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (the first female Accredited Fellow)

• Master, Academy of General Dentistry (less than 5% of dentists)

• Master and Educator, Academy of Laser Dentistry

• Master, International Congress of Oral Implantologists

• Senior Instructor, International Association for Orthodontics