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Donna J. Mattscheck, D.M.D.


Dr. Mattscheck received her D.M.D. degree from the University of Kentucky in 1992. Following her graduation from dental school, she did a general practice residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill. The following year, she returned to Kentucky where she completed a fellowship in orofacial pain. She received her certificate of endodontics from the University of Iowa in 1996, and became a Board-certified endodontist in November 2000. She later served as the director of predoctoral endodontics at the University of Minnesota for eight years. In 2001, she received the AAE Edward M. Osetek Educator Award.

Dr. Mattscheck is very active with the AAE. She has served on several committees including Educational Affairs, Committee to Revise the AAE Appropriateness of Care and Quality Assurance Guidelines, Regenerative Endodontics and the Annual Session Planning committee. She served on the AAE Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the Association and as past President of the American Board of Endodontics.

Throughout her dental career, she has participated in several dental missions within the United States and throughout the world. She speaks on topics ranging from pain to endodontic techniques, and has recently co-authored a chapter in the tenth edition of Pathways of the Pulp. Dr. Mattscheck teaches part time at OHSU dental school and currently maintains a full-time private practice in Portland, Oregon.

Contact information

937 NW Gilsan #637
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 612-803-9417

Available Sessions

  • The Great Pretenders: Strategies in understanding when orofacial pain is not of odontogenic origin.
    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe pathophysiology of pain in the trigeminal system.
    • Discuss pain entities that can mimic toothache.
    • Take an extensive pain history and understand additional examination techniques to investigate pain in the oral and masticatory system.

    This session reviews the pathophysiology of pain in the trigeminal system. The pain entities that can mimic toothache, how to take a pain history, and perform an extensive exam of the oral and masticatory system will also be discussed.

    Three-hour lecture.


Dr. Mattscheck has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to her presentation to disclose.

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