Below you will find a series of slides that were originally designed for an interactive Internet learning scheme, which provides an evidence based overview of the diagnosis and management of trigeminal neuralgia, a rare cause of facial pain. Although rare it is very important that any healthcare professional dealing with the face and mouth is able to recognize the condition as the management of this condition is very different from of the treatment of other orofacial pains. To make the most of this teaching aid the slides were designed to be viewed with the additional notes provided. The answers to the two exercises are provided at the end of the presentation. In addition you may wish to try the four questions listed below as part of your continuing professional development. The answers can be found at the end of this article.