Graduate Certificate in Orofacial Pain
University of Southern California

Program Details

The Orofacial Pain certificate offers practicing dentists the opportunity to increase skill sets in the diagnosis, pathobiology and treatment of different oral diseases in the field of orofacial pain. Topics include masticatory musculoskeletal pain, neurogenic orofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders, headaches, orofacial motor disorders including orofacial dystonias and bruxism, intraoral, intracranial, extracranial and systemic disorders that cause orofacial pain.


  • Requires a 10-day practical training conducted at the USC campus, with skills development and competence evaluation
  • Curriculum: 8 courses (12.5 units) for completion
  • Must be a practicing dental or medical health care provider who will continue working in your practice while in the program
  • Minimum of a U.S. bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from a regionally accredited institution or ministry of education recognized institution
  • Official academic records and supplemental documents as required by the intended program

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission