The Center for Oral, Facial and Head Pain

Jennifer P. Bassiur, DDS
Director
Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain

The Center for Oral, Facial and Head Pain offers a unique, interdisciplinary approach to the diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute and chronic oral, facial and head pain.

The center's mission is to provide the following: excellent, compassionate clinical care to individuals suffering from oral, facial or head pain; leadership in research to further our collective knowledge of pain mechanisms and treatment; and continuing education for health professionals, updating them on the latest advances and technologies for pain management.

Core faculty members of the center include specialists from the world-renowned Columbia-Presbyterian and New York-Cornell Medical Centers of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked among U.S. News and World Report's hospitals in the country.


Our pain center is designed to

  • Treat the whole patient and avoid fragmented care
  • Eliminate multiple referrals to specialists at different locations
  • Offer a comprehensive evaluation and a coordinated management/treatment plan at one location with state-of-the-art technology
  • Provide care by pain specialists who will communicate effectively with patients and their physicians
Conditions treated at the center

Doctors at the Center for Oral, Facial and Head Pain evaluate and treat patients for a number of complex conditions, such as:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders of the head, face and neck
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Cephalic/Cranial neuralgias
  • Headache
  • Burning mouth and tongue syndromes
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnea
The cost of evaluation

The center runs on a fee-for-service basis. Most evaluations are partially covered by insurance carriers. Our administrative staff will be happy to assist patients in obtaining reimbursement.

Continuing Education Programs
We offer major symposia for health care professionals on such topics as

  • Chronic Orofacial Pain
  • Contemporary Headache Management

Referring physicians are invited to the Center to attend the combined patient conferences and may receive CME credit.