Practical and Critical Review of the Science Behind

the Use of Botulinum Toxin for Orofacial Pain


Brijesh P. Chandwani, DDS

Tuesday, April 2nd – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Brijesh P. Chandwani, DDS

Brijesh P. Chandwani is a residency-trained orofacial pain (TMJ specialty) specialist who specializes in complex

Facial pain conditions including TMJ disorders, truismus,, jaw spasms, trigeminal neuralgia, atypical facial pain, trigeniminal nerve injuries (neuropathic pain) and headache disorders. Additonally, Dr. Chandwani is a licensed acupuntcturist and often incorporates acupuncture, supplements and natural remedies as a first step in treatment if possible. Dr. Chandwani focuses on precision diagnosis and understanding the underlying mechanisms and complicating factors. Dr. Chandwani has extensive training and more than 15 years of experience in such modalities such as nerve block, trigger point injections, prolotheray, TMJ infections (steroids, hyaluronic acid), occlusal orthotics and other mouth guards.

Dr. Chandwani has authored numerous scientific articles in peer-review journals and is an invited reviewer for the Journal of American Dental Association and Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. He teaches Orofacial pain and sleep medicine to the post-graduate residency programs and dental schools. Additionally, he has lectured both nationally and internationally on various topics of Orofacial Pain

Course Description:

Course objectives and description:

• Pharmacology of Botulinum Toxin in the trigeminal system: convergence of dermatology and pain medicine

• Understanding, avoiding and managing complications

• Medico-legal and licensing considerations: review of scope of practice and malpractice coverage

• How it’s done: clinical strategies on anatomy, constitution and injection techniques. Live demonstration of landmarks and constitution will be done (I will ask a volunteer from the attendees for this).