José Johann Chidiac

José Johann Chidiac

Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Lebanese University

Prof. Chidiac has been Head of Department of Prosthodontics and Director of the Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics for many years. He is actually the Director of the Pain Unit at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Lebanese University.

Lecture title: Chronic Pain Management: Where is the Difficulty?

Lecture abstract:

Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Changes happen in the affected part of the body, in the nervous system and in everyday life activities. The difficulty lies in the fact that it is variable according to ethnic, cultural, gender and genetic differences. Treatments include multiple possibilities starting by pharmacological, non-pharmacological, behavioural, psychological and various other techniques.

This presentation is an overview of chronic pain management in relation to all these factors trying to define the role of the dentist in supporting suffering patients.