Orofacial Pain Study Day – 2/12/16 – Guys Hospital

We launch the Orofacial Pain website (orofacialpain.org.uk) for patients, students and clinicians on 2 December 2016 at the first Orofacial Pain Study Day at Guys Hospital (go to online registration page)

Our team at Kings College London Hospital continues to flourish, seeing many patients with a wide range of conditions.

The team comprises of oral surgeons, neurologists (Professor Peter Goadsby's team) , general dentists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and nurses with aditional suppport from Oral medicine, pain management and neurosurgery at St Thomas' Hospital Pain Management Group (InPUT).

We aim to combine a patient centred holistic approach to care providing multidisciplinary advice and care, in a few visits. With 98% of our patients understanding their diagnosis after the first consultation, we have an excellent patient satisfaction rate.

Recent developments include:

  • The KCH Psychology team have developed an excellent Patient information leaflet (Living with orofacial pain - download) highlighting self care management as part of the picture in managing complex orofacial pain.
  • Sarah Barker and Kate Le Merechal lead patint group sessions facilitating patient care.
  • Antony Chuter, the Lead Patient Liason of the British Pain Society will lead a patient support group for us.
  • We have been part of a successful group application for MRC and BRC grant funding for novel research in pain. This includes stratification of nerve pain conditions, online data collection (IMPARTS) and articial intelligence neural network development for online pain diagnosis.
  • Continued Professional development sessions are being intended for release on this website in 2017.

Tara Renton has had a busy year having been invited to lecture to the American, Spanish, Flemish, Australian and New Zealand Orofacial Pain societies. We have published over 30 peer reviewed papers this year, predominantly on facial pain, and publish an Orofacial Pain book by Dental update soon.

So we look forward to continued success in developing the optimal orofacial pain services for our patients.

We thank you for your support.