Dr. Seena Patel currently serves as the associate director of oral medicine and assistant professor at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health at A.T. Still University. She is also an associate at Southwest Orofacial Group in Phoenix, Arizona, limiting her practice to orofacial pain, oral medicine, and dental sleep medicine since 2012. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain and the American Board of Oral Medicine. Dr. Patel simultaneously earned her dental and master’s in public health degrees from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in 2010, and completed her residency in both orofacial pain and oral medicine at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California in 2012. Her educational interests are in myofascial pain, neuropathic pain, oral mucosal diseases, management of obstructive sleep apnea with mandibular advancement devices, and the dental management of medically complex patients. She has authored several publications that encompass these topics, and her current research endeavors are focused on the management of myofascial pain affecting the orofacial structures, the dental management of patients taking direct oral anticoagulants, and the dental management of patients undergoing head and neck cancer therapy. She also serves as a peer-reviewer of scientific articles for dental journals. Furthermore, she has lectured at several local and national dental meetings on various topics on orofacial pain and oral medicine-related conditions. Dr. Patel maintains her membership in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and American Academy of Oral Medicine, Central Arizona Dental Society, Arizona Dental Association, American Dental Association and American Dental Education Association.
Friday, April 23
Non-Odontogenic Sources of Tooth Pain
10 a.m. – Noon