AAOP 2022 Dental Assistant Program

Friday, April 29, 2022

7:30-8:00am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00-10:00am – Medical Billing for Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine
Rose Nierman-Nierman Practice Management

10:00-11:00am – Clinical Examination for TMD and Orofacial Pain Patients: Hands-On
William Butcher, DDS, Diplomate ABOP

11:00-11:30am – Break with the Exhibitors

11:30-12:30pm- Oral Lesions: What Do We Need to Know – Jaisri Thoppay, DDS, MBA, MS

12:30-1:30pm – Lunch on your own

1:30-2:30pm – Odontogenic vs Non-Odontogenic Pain – Ivonne Hernandez, DDS, MS, Diplomate ABOP, Fellow AAOP

2:30-3:30pm – TMD, Headaches and Sleep Disorders Clinical Approach: How We Can Treat All
Antonio Romero, DDS, PhD; Diplomate ABOP, Fellow AAOP

3:00-3:30pm – Break with the Exhibitors

3:30-4:30pm – Physical Therapy for the TMD and Orofacial Pain Patient: What Can The Patient Do at Home
Shaun O’Connor, PT, DPT, Diplomate PTBCCT

4:30-5:30pm – Management of the TMD Patient – John Dinan, DMD, MS, Diplomate ABOP, Fellow AAOP

Saturday, April 30, 2022


7:30-8:00am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:00am – Self Care for TMD and Orofacial Pain Patients. What The Patient Can Learn From You
Edward Wright, DDS, MS; Fellow AAOP; AAOP Past President (virtual presentation)

9:00-10:00am – Overview of Sleep Disordered Breathing (physiology of primary snoring, UARS, OSA)
May Al-Kudhairy, BDS, DMSc, Diplomate ABOP, Fellow AAOP

10:00-10:30am – Break with the Exhibitors

10:30-11:30am – Anatomic Features, Signs and Symptoms of OSA
Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS, Diplomate ABOP, ABDSM, Fellow AAOP

11:30-12:30pm – Sleep Testing (PSG, HSAT, Oximetry)
Subha Giri, DDS, MS, Diplomate ABOP, Fellow AAOP

12:30-1:30pm – Lunch on your own

1:30-2:30pm – Screening for OSA and Collaboration With the Sleep Specialist – Roxanne Rainwater, RDH

2:30-3:30pm – Management of Sleep Related Breathing Disorders – David Rainwater, DDS, Diplomate ABOP

3:30-4:30pm – Sleep and Breathing: The Nose
Catalina Morarasu, DDS, PhD, MS, Diplomate ABOP, ABDSM, Fellow AAOP

4:30 -5:00pm – Adjournment – Certificate Presentation

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