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Professor Koichi Wajima, past president of the AAOT Asian Academy of Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders will talk about non-odontogenic pain and how to do a proper differential diagnosis. OPAP LECTURES ONLINE: July 29, 2020 8:00 PM Register @ OPAP LECTURES ONLINE: Watch it Here Have you've ever had a patient whose toothache is neither pulpal nor periodontal? If you have, then this webinar is for you.  Abstract: The purpose of this presentation is to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and the quality of dental treatment regarding nonodontogenic toothache. Since the pain feels like a toothache, the cause can be difficult to identify and puzzling for the dentist and patient. The similarity to an odontogenic toothache will lead some patients to visit several dentists and specialists in the search for a solution, and may have root canal therapy, dental extractions and other procedures without any r


SLEEP DISORDERS: BRUXISM AND SLEEP APNEA YOSHIZO MATSUKA DDS, PhD Professor TOKUSHIMA UNIVERSITY Alumnus | UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES JULY 22, 2020 8:00 PM Watch Here Abstract: Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings.The immune system is activated by sleep [NREM sleep: Especially deep sleep). Both viral and bacterial infections cause prolongation of NREM sleep. Interleukin 1 and Tumor Necrosis Factor (cytokines) are increased when sleeping after sleep interfering. Many of these cytokines are secreted during NREM sleep. Also, lymphocytes. natural killer cells are activated. Chronic pain is found in 11-29 % of the population (facial pain, low back pain, rheumatism, fibromyalgia) and the patient sleep quallty is deteriorated. It is found more tenderness paints after block

Dental Sleep Medicine Online Lecture: "Sleep loss impairs glucose tolerance in mice"

"Sleep loss impairs glucose tolerance in mice" An experimental study on the effects of  sleep loss on energy metabolism. Watch Here by: Professor Sachiko Chikahisa Department of Integrative Physiology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan July 15, 2020 8:00 PM Opap Lectures Online:  Watch Here

OPAP LECTURES ONLINE: "Sleep Loss Impairs Glucose Tolerance in a Mouse Model"

Join us on July 15, 2020 at 8PM for a short lecture on an experimental sleep study entitled: "Sleep loss impairs glucose tolerance in a mouse model" by   Professor Sachiko Chikahisa Department of Integrative Physiology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University Graduate School, Tokushima Japan Abstract: Sleep loss is known to be associated with a variety of metabolic diseases including diabetes. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the interaction between sleep loss and metabolic impairment are still unclear. In the present study, we investigated whether chronic sleep disturbance by placed on wire net would induce diabetes in mice. Mice reared on wire net for 2 weeks demonstrated decreased amount of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, attenuated sleep depth, and increased sleep fragmentation, compared with that of control group reared on normal sawdust. These sleep-disrupted mice showed impaired glucose tolerance test. One-week treatment with a

OPAP LECTURES ONLINE: "Viruses and the Oral Cavity"

"Viruses and the Oral Cavity" By Dr. Lordjie Morilla Humans have been co-existing with viruses since time immemorial. Different viral infections affect the oral cavity and its related structures. These give rise to short-term local illnesses like herpes simplex infections and Human Immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) infection. These viral infections can cause significant orofacial diseases that will increase patient morbidity and possibly lead to an early death. This lecture presents details of the viral infections that may commonly affect the oral cavity and related structures and some updates regarding the current pandemic. The epidemiology of viral infections is ever-changing; hence, health care providers are encouraged to maintain knowledge of virally driven diseases that may impact upon the health and clinical care of their relevant specialty. WATCH IT HERE