Certificate in Orofacial Pain

If you are interested in the diagnosis, pathobiology and treatment of different oral diseases in the field of orofacial pain, including masticatory musculoskeletal pain, neurogenic orofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders, headaches, orofacial motor disorders including orofacial dystonias and bruxism, as well as intraoral, intracranial, extracranial and systemic disorders that cause orofacial pain, consider applying to the Online Certificate in Orofacial Pain.

The OFPOM Certificate is a 1-year program, with courses outlined by trimester.

Application Deadlines

Fall – July 15th
Spring – November 15th
Summer – April 15th



We are accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the University Committee of Academic Review (UCAR). We are not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). We do not provide stipends nor is this a clinical training program. Do you live in the UK? Check out our program in collaboration with Trinity College.

Program Details

Program Length*12 months (estimated)
Courses / Units8 Courses / 12.5 Units
Program DirectorGlenn T. Clark, DDS, MS
Rolling AdmissionFall, Spring, Summer
PrerequisitesDDS (or equivalent)
Student TypeUS / International Dentists
Program TypePart-Time
Delivery Format90% online learning, 10% educational activities
Typical Week2-3 streaming video lectures, 1 live video conference, online quizzes
Employment ImpactAble to work full-time with courses
In-Person BootcampSummer only, 1 week
Capstone ProjectPrepare and present research paper with systematic review on a related topic
Estimated Tuition*$2,244 per unit

*Following the approved program of study. Actual completion times vary depending on the length of time required to complete all of the program courses.
**Tuition adjusted annually

Certificate Curriculum

The Certificate in Orofacial Pain is a 12.5 month program. Courses outlined by trimester are completed throughout the 12.5 month period.

Online Courses
In-Person Courses

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