AAOP 45th Annual Meeting

From Precision Medicine
to Personalized Care

May 7-8, 2021 Virtual Meeting

AAOP Virtual

Saturday, May 8, 2021

9:30 – 10:30 (EDT)

Poster Viewing

10:30 – 11:30 (EDT)

Welcome Remarks 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea—Update 2021 –
Stuart Quan, MD

11:30 – 12:20 (EDT)

Physical Therapy and TMD: What Patients Wish You Knew –
Janey Prodoehl, PT, PhD, CCTT

12:20 – 2:10 (EDT)

Expert Panel – Case Management –
Moderator: Gary Klasser, DMD,
Glenn Clark, DDS,
Tara Renton, DDS, PhD,
Donald Tanenbaum, DDS

2:10 – 2:40 (EDT)

Q&A Speakers –
Stuart Quan, MD
Janey Prodoehl, PT, PhD, CCTT

Closing Remarks, Introduction to
The AAOP 2022 Meeting


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AAOP Speakers

Conference Clinical and Academic Learning Objectives

During the AAOP 2021 Scientific Meeting Attendees will:

1. Learn about and understand the emerging field of orofacial pain

2. Become familiar with foundational research that influences clinical practice

3. Understand the multidisciplinary nature of orofacial pain treatment, including the role of physical therapists, psychologists, and physicians

4. Understand the emerging trends and technologies in chronic facial pain including medications, photobiomodulation, injections, and digital fabrication

5. Learn about the latest data regarding sleep / pain relationship

6. Learn about the latest data regarding pharmacotherapeutic management of headache disorders

7. Explore the role of the dentist in sleep medicine and the latest research in sleep disordered breathing

8. Learn applicable elements of orofacial pain practice regarding such topics as insurance coding, staff management, marketing, and establishing scope of practice

8. Understand the neurological and psychological basis of treatment modalities involved in chronic facial pain

9. Develop strategies to assist patients with challenging presentations

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Informational Sessions – Join the Zoom meeting of your choice

Afternoon Programs

May 8th – 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm EDT

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Resident/Recent Graduates/Student Lunch
James Hawkins, DDS & George Maloney, DMD

May 8th – 3:00pm to 3:30pm EDT

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Physical Therapy
Meet & Greet
Eveline Erni, PT, MS, CMA, CCTT

May 8th – 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

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Informational Session
ABOP – My brief talk will discuss the history of AAOP and ABOP and where we are now that there is a specialty
Gary Heir, DDS

May 8th – 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT

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Informational Session – AAOP Leadership and How to Get Involved
Ghabi Kaspo, DDS

May 8th – 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm EDT

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Informational Session
Research Grant Opportunities
Thomas Weber, DDS

May 8th – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT (attendance limited to mentorship participants)

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Mary Charles Haigler, DMD, MS, FAGD, Diplomate ABOP

Thank You for Joining Us!

These ON-DEMAND presentations will be available via the AAOP Online Learning Subscription

1.0 CE – From Molecules To The Clinic: Mechanisms of Photo Biomodulation Therapy for Pain Management – Praveen Arany, BDS, MDS, MMSc, PhD

1.0 CE – Telehealth in Orofacial Pain – Alireza “Ray” Besharati, DMD, DDS

.75 CE – Tinnitus Diagnosis and Comprehensive Management – Edward Wright, DDS, MS & Ken Grundfast, MD

1.0 CE – The Psychology of Chronic Pain – Donald Goodman

1.25 CE – Effective Billing Methods for Sleep and Craniofacial Pain – Randy Curran

1.25 CE – Medical Cannabis: Cannabinoid Pharmacology, Clinical Pain Science & Public Health Impact – Shana Babalonis, PhD

1.0 CE – Focus Orofacial Manual Therapy Assessment and Management of (Awake) Bruxism by Physical Therapy – Harry Von Piekartz, PhD, MSc, PT, MT

.75 CE – Nocturnal Hypoxemia is a Better Predictor of Adverse OSA Related Consequences – Glenn Clark, DDS

1.0 CE – Digital Splint Fabrication – Alex Vaughan

1.0 CE – Evaluation and Management of OSA in Pediatric Patients – Cristina Perez, DDS, MS

.75 CE- Phenotypical Characterization of Tension-Type Headache and Migraine
Fernando Exposto, DDS, MSc, PhD

.75 CE Sleep and Pain: Practical Applications – Davis Thomas, BDS, DDS, MSD, MSc Med, MSc

1.25 CE – Hypermobility Syndromes – David Saperstein, DDS

1.25 CE – Management of Head and Neck Cancer Associated Pain – Khawaja Shehryar Nasir, BDS, MS

1.25 CE – Identifying the Red Flags of Orofacial Pain – Seena Patel, DMD, MPH

.75 CE – Dental Sleep Medicine in the Era of Precision Medicine and thoughts after 40 years of Clinical Research – Gilles Lavigne, DMD, MSc, PhD

.75 CE – Temporomandibular Disorders in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population – Cristina Perez, DDS, MS

.75 CE – Integrative Medicine: A Model for Individualize Care, Past and Future – Dharti Patel, DMD, ND, FDS RCS Ed, MSOM

.75 CE – Multi-Level Determinants of Pain – Flavia Kapos, DDS, MS

.75 CE – Which, What and When; Making Sense of Medication Management for Headache
Mitchell Halter, PhD, MD

.75 CE – Relationship of the Cervical Spine to Temporomandibular Disorder: Examination and Treatment Considerations – Breanna Reynolds, PT, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT

Dental Assistants & Auxiliary Course

1.0 CE – Sleep and Pain – Ivonne Hernandez, DDS, MS, Diplomate ABOP, ABDSM, Fellow AAOP

1.0 CE – Normal and Poor Sleep: Pathology and Comorbidities – John Dinan, DMD, MS, Diplomate ABOP

1.0 CE – SRBD: Screening and Diagnosis – Subha Giri, DDS, MS; Diplomate ABOP; Fellow AAOP    

1.0 CE – Dental Sleep Patient: Interview, Exam, Treatment Options – Catalina Morarasu, DDS, PhD, MS, Diplomate ABOP, ABDSM, Fellow AAOP

1.0 CE – Oral Appliances for SRBD from A to Z – Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS, Diplomate ABOP, ABDSM, Fellow AAOP

1.0 CE – The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Orofacial Pain and Sleep Disorders – Antonio Romero, DDS, PhD, Diplomate ABOP, ABDSM, Fellow AAOP

1.0 CE -Medical Billing for Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine – Rose Nierman -Nierman Practice Management

1.0 CE – Clinical Examination for TMD and Orofacial Pain Patients – William Butcher, DDS, MS, Diplomate ABOP

1.0 CE – The Dental Assistant’s Role in the Self Care for TMD and Orofacial Pain Patients – Edward Wright, DDS, MS; Fellow AAOP; AAOP Past President

1.0 CE – Common Oral Lesions – Jaisri Thoppay, DDS, MBA, MS

1.0 CE – Headaches and Neuropathic Pain Disorders- Management – May Al-Kudhairy, BDS, DMSc, Diplomate ABOP, Fellow AAOP

1.0 CE – Physical Therapy Treatment for TMD and OFP with a Focus on At-Home Advice and Exercises –Shaun O’Connor, PT, DPT, Diplomat PTBCCT

Until We Meet Again… In Person!

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See You There!

AAOP 2022 Scientific Meeting – April 28-May1, 2022 – Westin Waterfront – Boston, MA
AAOP 2023 Scientific Meeting – May 4-7, 2023 – Disney Grand Floridian Resort – Lake Buena Vista, FL


American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.  1/1/2022 to 12/31/2024.  Provider ID# 218197