Orofacial Pain Management Using Acupuncture Meridian Points and LED Technology (No Needles)
TITLE: OROFACIAL PAIN MANAGEMENT USING ACUPUNCTURE MERIDIAN POINTS AND LED TECHNOLOGY (NO NEEDLES)
COURSE FEE: Free
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 | On Demand
SPEAKER: Dr. Grace Sun, DDS: FAACD, MALD, MAGD, MICOI
GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Chianni Lin, DAOM, LAc, DIPL OM
CE SUPPORTER: Oral IQ
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 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.
1. Explore alternative approaches to facial pain management
2. Learn the scientific principles of the meridian system
3. Introduction to acupuncture & meridian points (MPs)
4. Explore the mechanisms of pain management with MPs
5. Learn the synergistic relationship between PhotoBioModulation (PBM) and Acupuncture
6. Understand clinical and practical applications
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(s):
Dr. Grace Sun, DDS; FAACD, MALD, MAGD, MICOI
Dr. Grace Sun graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1981 and has maintained a full-time comprehensive cosmetic practice and dental laboratory in the Beverly Hills, California area since 1983. Dr. Sun utilizes multiple wavelengths of dental lasers in various treatment procedures. A renowned educational advocate, Dr. Sun holds several prestigious statuses including Master of the Academy of General Dentistry as well as Master and Educator of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). As of April 2021 Dr. Sun concluded a seven year tenure on ALD’s Board of Directors. Dr. Sun is an Accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the first female Accredited Fellow in AACD history, where she served 7 years with AACD’s Professional Education Committee. A published author and recipient of the prestigious Leon Goldman Award for Clinical Excellence in Laser Dentistry, Dr. Sun lectures internationally for laser education, holding Mastership status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and is a senior instructor for the International Association for Orthodontics (IAO).
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.