NVGPT annual congress 2019: 'Orofacial pain'

13 december 2019

The NVGPT will organize its annual congress in 'De Heerlickheijd van Ermelo'. This year our keynote speakers dr. Reny de Leeuw, dr. Peter Bertrand and dr. Charles Carlson will give you an update on ‘Orofacial pain’, a theme that dentists encounter every day.

The speakers will highlight common facets of pain and particular aspects that we as dentists do not always consider, but that can make an important contribution to the success of diagnosis and treatment. It will be a challenging conference, that will contribute to your knowledge about orofacial pain and will make you stronger in diagnosis and treatment of your headache cases!

Please notice: Peter Bertrand is unfortunately unable to attend, due to illness. We are very pleased and thankfull that the other speakers are willing to replace him.

Language: English.
Participation in one of the days is possible!


Schedule thursday December 12th (for specialists)

08.30 – 09.00 Checking in, getting together, coffee/tea
09.00 – 10.30 Overview of orofacial pain | Reny de Leeuw
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 13.00 Stress physiology and orofacial pain | Charles Carlson
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15:30 Psychosocial issues and orofacial pain | Charles Carlson
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 16.30 Lifestyle factors in orofacial pain, summary, habits/diet | Reny de Leeuw.

Schedule fryday December 13th (for general practitioners and specialists)

08.30 – 09.00 Checking in, getting together, coffee/tea
09.00 – 10.30 Recent advances in the management of orofacial pain | Charles Carlson
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.45 Self regulation skills training for management of orofacial pain | Charles Carlson
12.45 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.00 Society issues
14.00 – 15.30 Persistent Dentoalveolar Pain (PDAP) | Jan Warnsinck
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 17:00 Oral Burning and Burning Mouth Syndrome | Reny de Leeuw and Charles Carlson
17:00 – 17:30 Questions and Answers.

CV Peter Bertrand

Peter Bertrand received his DDS from Georgetown University in 1977, then, served 30 years in the US Navy, retiring in July, 2007.  Between assignments in Iceland, the Philippines, and locations throughout North America, he completed his periodontal residency at Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS) in Bethesda, MD in 1985 and an Orofacial Pain Fellowship at the University of Kentucky in 1993. His last 14 years of active duty were served at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, where he co-founded and chaired the Orofacial Pain Center at NPDS for the Armed Services in 2000. The Navy enticed him to return to Bethesda in October 2007 to develop research, serve on the Institutional Review Board, mentor residents and treat patients.
Dr. Bertrand has earned Diplomat status from the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Orofacial Pain, and held Professorships at NPDS and USUHS, the military’s medical school. He has served as a consultant/panelist for the FDA, NIH, SAMSHA, numerous universities, advocacy groups and think tanks. His interests encompass stress physiology, the emotional motor system, glia cells, metabo-receptors and the treatment of patients afflicted by chronic pain. He has authored numerous articles and chapters, chaired national meetings and lectured widely. He retired from federal service in April 2016 to pursue civilian opportunities.

CV Charles Carlson

Dr. Charles R. Carlson, Ph.D., ABPP, obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1983 and completed a clinical residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1984.  Since 1988, he has been a member of the Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky where he is the Robert H. and Anna B. Culton Professor of Psychology in collaboration with the Center for Research on Violence Against Women; he also holds joint appointments as a professor in the Colleges of Dentistry and Medicine and is currently the Director of Behavioral Medicine and Research at the Orofacial Pain Center in the University’s College of Dentistry.  Dr Carlson has been awarded the diplomate in clinical health psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.  His research and clinical interests focus on self-regulation skills training for the management of pain in the head and neck regions. As an active scientist, he has published over 120 papers in journals including Pain, Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Psychophysiology.


CV Reny de Leeuw

Dr. de Leeuw is a graduate of the University of Groningen, School of Dentistry in Groningen, The Netherlands. She completed a five-year Ph.D. Program at the University of Groningen in 1994. Her dissertation investigated the long-term outcome of osteoarthrosis and internal derangements of the TMJ.  Dr. de Leeuw joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky full-time in 1998, where she currently is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor in the division of Orofacial Pain. She has published over 50 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. She is the (co-)editor of the 4th, 5th and 6th edition of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain’s guidelines on orofacial pain. She is past President and Fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.  Her present research interests are related to psychosocial aspects of chronic pain.


Members NVGPT: € 350 per day
Dental technicians, members EAOPD and NVOF: € 350 per day
Dentistry students (bachelor or master students): € 75 per day
Others: € 450 per day.


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Ermelo, The Netherlands (Hotel 'De Heerlickheijd van Ermelo').