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Advance Registration for the AAOP 2013 Scientific Meeting is now Closed.
On-site Registration will open on April 24, 2013.
A full description of the program and other details are available in the AAOP 2013 Registration Brochure 


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"Orofacial Pain: Current Evidence-Clinical Relevance"



WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2013


ABOP Board Exams


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm – AAOP Leadership Training Session (open to all AAOP members)


THURSDAY, April 25, 2013


AAOP Committee Meetings


AAOP Council Meeting


Pre-Conference Workshops

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1.      Dental Sleep Medicine Introduction & Updates - Dennis Bailey, DDS; Edward Sall, DDS, MD; Robert Merrill, DDS

2.      TMD for the General Dentist - Jeff Okeson, DMD

3.      Clinical Applications of TMD/OFP Medications - Glenn Clark, DDS & Jeff Crandall, DDS


Friday, April 26, 2013


7:00– 7:50 am

Breakfast Sessions

Breakfast Session #1

Clinical Applications of Splint Therapy

Steven Bender, DDS


Breakfast Session #2

Hot Topics in Sleep Medicine

Dennis Bailey, DDS



7:30 - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast


8:00 – 8:30 am



8:30-9:00 am


Introduction to Practice-Based Research: Opportunities for TMD/Orofacial Pain

Gregg Gilbert, DDS

Director, National Dental Practice-Based Research Network


Plenary Sessions:

9:00-9:45 am

Findings from a PBRN Study: Risk Factors for Persistent Pain after Endodontic Treatment

Don Nixdorf, DDS


9:45-10:30 am

Pain Pharmacology, Basic Science to Clinical Application

Ken Hargreaves, DDS


10:30-11:00 am

Break with Exhibitors/Posters


11:00-11:45 am

Improving Pain Diagnosis with Quantitative Sensory Testing

Mark Drangsholt, DDS


11:45 am-12:00 pm

Panel Discussion


12:00-1:30 pm

Lunch (on your own) or

Lunch and Learn #1

Case Studies from the Physical Therapy Perspective

Jeffrey Mannheimer, PhD, PT


12:00-1:30 pm

Residents and New Grad Luncheon


Plenary Sessions:

1:30-2:15 pm

Unraveling the Risk of Chronic Pain

Bill Maixner, DDS


2:15-3:00 pm

Assessment of the Challenging Patient, the Health Psychologist's Perspective

Mark Weisberg, PhD


3:00-3:30 pm

Break with Exhibitors/Posters


3:30-4:15 pm

Preventing Chronic Pain

Robert Gatchel, PhD


4:15-4:30 pm

Panel Discussion


4:30-5:30 pm

AAOP Membership Meeting


5:30-6:00 pm

New Member Orientation


6:00-6:45 pm

New Member Reception


Saturday, April 27, 2013


7:00-7:50 am

Breakfast Sessions

Breakfast Session #3

Role of Biomarkers in Future Clinical Care

Bill Maixner, DDS


Breakfast Session #4

Why Clinicians Participate in Practice-Based Research?

Gregg Gilbert, DDS

Director, National Dental Practice-Based Research Network



7:30 - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast


8:00-8:10 am

Program Overview


Plenary Sessions:

8:10-9:00 am 

Advancements in Diagnosis of TMD and Related Headaches

Eric Schiffman, DDS


9:00-9:50 am

Bruxism, Central Sensitization and Pain

Karen Raphael, PhD


9:50-10:15 am

Break with Exhibitors/Posters


10:15-11:00 am 

Understanding Neuropathic Orofacial Pain

Eli Eliav, DMD


11:00-11:45 am

Muscle Pain, Peripheral and Central Sensitization

Paul Durham, PhD


11:45-12:00 pm

Panel Discussion


12:00-12:30 pm

Presentation of AAOP Fellowships, PTBCTT Certificates and

Lifetime Achievement Award


12:30-2:00 pm

Lunch (on your own) or

Lunch & Learn #2

Enhancing Economic Stability of your Practice

Rich Cohen, DDS


Concurrent Sessions

Session 1

2:00-3:00 pm

Systematic Reviews of TMD Therapies

Jim Fricton, DDS


3:00-3:30 pm

Break with Exhibitors/Posters


3:30-4:30 pm

Systematic Reviews for TMJ Surgery

Eric Schiffman, DDS


Session 2

2:00-3:00 pm

When and How to Perform Trigger Point Injections

Bernadette Jaeger, DDS


3:00-3:30 pm 

Break with Exhibitors/Posters


3:30-4:30 pm

Systematic Reviews of Headache Management

Al Clavel, MD


6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

President's Reception


Sunday, April 28, 2013


7:30 - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast


Plenary Sessions

8:00-8:30 am

Integrative Care for the Challenging Patient

Jim Fricton, DDS


8:30-9:00 am

Role of the Health Psychologist

Mark Weisberg, PhD


9:00-9:30 am

Role of the Physical Therapist

Karen Decker, PT


9:30-9:45 am



9:45-10:15 am

Role of the Pain Physician

Al Clavel, MD


10:15-11:15 am

Panel Discussion of Challenging Patients

Morning Presenters


11:15-11:30 am

Summation / Closing Remark


Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27, 2012

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dental Assistants TMD Course

Catalina Morarasu, DDS



The American Academy of Orofacial Pain is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.  The formal continuing dental educationprograms of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastershipand membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board ofdentistry, or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from1/1/2011 – 12/31/2014.


Total credit educational hours being offered at thisconference are 25.6 (including core conference, preconference workshops,breakfast forums & lunch sessions). The core conference offers 14.6 CE hours. Each preconference offers an additional 6 CE hours, each breakfast forumprovides 1 CE hour and each Lunch and Learn provides 1.5 CE hours.  Each attendee should claim only those hoursof credit that he/she actually spent in the education.  Workshops, breakfast & lunch sessions all require additional registration.