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Second of two courses required for CMTPT/ODN

08:00 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT

Myopain Seminars - Corporate Office
  • 4405 East-West Highway, Suite 401
  • District of Columbia
  • Bethesda
  • MD
  • 20814
  • United States
  • $795.00 excl.


During the ODN-2 course, students will continue with multiple practical sessions of dry needling of trigger points in the orofacial muscles including the zygomaticus, risorius, buccinator, medial and lateral pterygoid, anterior and posterior digastric, geniohyoid, and longus colli muscles. In addition, students will fine-tune dry needling techniques of the muscles covered in the ODN-1 course. Special attention will be places on whiplash-associated disorders.

This is a two-day course, which will prepare the participants for the Orofacial Dry Needling Certification Examinations on the second day of the course.

Course Objectives

- Demonstrate two different dry needling approaches for the lateral pterygoid muscle
- Compare and contrast three basic principles of dry needling and trigger point injections
- Discuss at least two differences between the risk of injury following low- and high-speed collisions
- Discuss the four stages of the movements of the head and trunk following a rear-end collision

Course Schedule


7:30 - 8:00 Registration
8:00 - 9:00 Lecture: Whiplash-Associated Disorders - Biomechanical Trauma
9:00 - 10:00  Practicum: Medial & Lateral Pterygoid Muscles
10:00 - 10:15 Questions & Answers
10:15 - 11:30 Practicum: Zygomaticus, Risorius, Buccinator muscles
11:30 - 12:30 Practicum: Digastric, Geniohyoid, & Longus Colli Muscles
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 Muscle Competency Check-Off and Practice
2:00 - 3:00 Lecture: Review of Theoretical Knowledge
3:00 - 3:15 Questions & Answers
3:15- 4:30 Practicum: Review of ODN-1 Muscles 
4:30 - 5:00 Lecture – Putting it all together


8:00 - 10:00 Theoretical Examination
10:30 - 5:00 Practical Examinations

Who Should Attend

- Physical Therapists

- Dentists

- Physicians

- Physician Assistants

- Nurse Practitioners

- Chiropractors

- Acupuncturists

- Occupational Therapists


The Myopain Seminars Orofacial Dry Needling 1 course

Course CEUs

Since the Orofacial Dry Needling courses have been modified, CEUs are pending.

Required Textbook

Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach, 2nd Edition By Jan Dommerholt and Fernández-de-las-Peñas. 

Click Here to purchase the book from Myopain Seminars.

Required Reading

Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 of the required textbook for this course series (Trigger Point Dry Needling: An Evidence and Clinical-Based Approach, 2nd Edition By Jan Dommerholt and Fernández-de-las-Peñas),

Course Discounts

Receive a 12% discount when you register for the ODN 1 and ODN 2 courses at the same time.

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