Summary of OFP Specialty Status for US States and Territories
Dear AAOP Members:
At the direction of the AAOP president, the Access to Care Committee has completed a review of the current regulations regarding Orofacial Pain specialty recognition of all the States and US Territories.
There is generally very little consistency between state dental practice acts and dental board policies within each state. This summary is provided for informational purposes only. The AAOP encourages member updates with regard to this summary and cautions that it is each member’s responsibility to confirm your state’s legal requirements with your state’s licensing authority before declaring or advertising as a specialist in orofacial pain.
Please submit any updates to the AAOP office at firstname.lastname@example.org including supporting documentation, links and/or references.
Thank you to Dr. Kevin Huff, Access to Care Committee Chair, and all of the committee members who compiled this summary.
Kenneth S Cleveland Executive Director American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP)