Acupuncture for Dentistry and Orofacial Pain

by Greg Goddard & Giovanni Mauro

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/4/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781982241384
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781982241391

About the Book

This book, Acupuncture for Orofacial Pain and Dentistry, is a reference for assessment and treatment planning in the clinic, and is a clear and concise handbook for students and practitioners of acupuncture for orofacial pain and dentistry. Acupuncture is an increasingly utilized treatment option for myofascial pain in the United States. According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which included a comprehensive survey of complementary and alternative medicine use by Americans, an estimated 3.1 million adults and 150,000 children had used acupuncture in the previous year. Trigger point therapy has been an accepted part of treatment for orofacial pain for decades. Dry needling is now extensively practiced. Acupuncture and trigger point therapy or dry needling are similar.

This book, available in color soft cover and ebook formats, will include:

• Comprehensive medical illustrations demonstrating acupuncture point locations and indications for specific diagnoses.
• Easy to follow instructions, photographs, and video links demonstrating acupuncture needling points and acupuncture techniques.

About the Author

Dr. Greg Goddard is a graduate of the University of California at San Francisco. He is a life fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and a diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He specializes in TMJ Disorders and Orofacial Pain. He has been treating patients with acupuncture for over 35 years, and has lectured both nationally and internationally, published over 25 peer reviewed journal articles, two books and several book chapters on both temporomandibular disorders and acupuncture. Dr. Goddard has taught courses for dentists in state certification in the use of acupuncture, and has performed extensive research in acupuncture for myofascial pain at the UCSF center for Orofacial Pain, where he retired in 2007 as a Clinical Professor. He continues to work in research in acupuncture.

Dr. Giovanni Mauro is a Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Italy. He recently published a book on Facial Esthetics. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and was a diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He has a master’s degree in esthetic medicine. He has been using acupuncture in his practice for over 20 years, and has presented acupuncture courses for dentists in Italy, and recently co-authored a journal article on the use of acupuncture for burning mouth syndrome.