About AAOP

The American Academy of Orofacial Pain, an organization of dentists and other health professionals, is dedicated to alleviating pain and suffering through the promotion of excellence in education, research, and patient care in the field of orofacial pain and associated disorders.

Changes to the AAOP Research Grant Application

AAOP Research Grant Application The AAOP Research Grants Committee welcomes applications for funding in 2021. Studies for which funds are sought should further the basic and/or clinical science of orofacial pain (especially non-odontogenic pain). The grant limit per study is $5000. Funds may be used for: Research materials Payments to [...]

By |2021-03-30T00:42:26+00:00February 21st, 2021|Research|0 Comments

The AAOP mentoring program

The AAOP Mentoring Program Is Entering It's Third Year During the past 2 years this new service has assisted our members who are new to orofacial pain by matching them up with experienced providers.  It is open to all AAOP members including students, researchers, physical therapists, etc., and any member [...]

By |2021-03-30T00:40:28+00:00February 1st, 2021|Mentor|0 Comments

Practicing Orofacial Pain, Headache & Sleep Care During COVID-19 – A Free Panel Discussion Webinar

Meet our Panel Dr. Crandall completed his dental training at Temple University School of Dentistry in 1974 and the General Practice Dental Residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in 1975. In 1984 Dr. Crandall received a Certificate for completion of the extended program in the Diagnosis [...]

By |2021-03-30T00:41:12+00:00January 14th, 2021|Scientific Sessions|0 Comments

Why Attend? Learn About New Medications!

I think AAOP’s important role is that we do fund research--small research grants to the residents to help support benchtop and clinical research. AAOP also has speakers from the medical field; sometimes it's PhDs and pharmacology. It really does draw on a lot of the research that's being [...]

By |2020-12-15T15:29:17+00:00December 4th, 2020|Scientific Sessions|0 Comments


Headaches The producers of this video are: Dr. Mary Charles Haigler Dr. Patricia BoettnerHeadaches are a common disorder; they lead to absence of work. It can be primary or secondary in nature and we'll talk about this a little bit more in just one second. [...]

By |2020-11-19T21:41:00+00:00November 19th, 2020|Dental Specialty, Mentor|0 Comments

Somatic Symptom Disorders, Somatization and Facial Pain

Somatic Symptom Disorders, Somatization and Facial Pain Dr. Kulich will review assessment and management strategies for the complex patient who presents marked somatic overconcern, often sees multiple healthcare providers, and commonly experiences only transient improvement with treatment. Recent research on assessment and management is reviewed, including data to [...]

By |2020-09-28T15:47:40+00:00October 10th, 2020|Scientific Sessions|0 Comments

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