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.

Spring 2020

FROM THE EDITOR: Dear All, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these difficult times. It has been a very challenging time for everyone personally and professionally. However, one thing that has been very reassuring throughout the whole thing is our ability to adapt. As we [...]

By |2020-07-17T17:49:26+00:00July 17th, 2020|AAOP Insider|0 Comments

Botox and Muscle

Botox and Muscle The use of paralytic botulinum toxins in muscles of mastication has vastly expanded in recent years. In addition to cosmetic facial shaping, these toxins are intended to relieve spasm and reduce pain. However, such treatment removes the major forces applied to the jaw, which like other bones [...]

By |2020-07-14T16:01:01+00:00July 13th, 2020|Scientific Sessions|0 Comments

Sleep Medicine The Dentists Role

Sleep Medicine:  The Dentist’s Role The importance of Sleep Medicine (SM) in the profession of dentistry has many potential opportunities.  Sleep Medicine is a broad area that involves a wide variety of sleep disorders, many of which do not directly involve the dentist.  It is important that anyone involved [...]

By |2020-07-14T15:59:27+00:00June 17th, 2020|Sleep|0 Comments

A Dental Specialty!

Orofacial Pain is Now the 12th ADA-Recognized Dental Specialty On March 31, 2020, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain’s request to recognize orofacial pain as a dental specialty was granted by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards based on compliance with the Requirements for [...]

By |2020-07-14T15:59:51+00:00May 16th, 2020|Dental Specialty|1 Comment

Message from the 2019 Program Committee

The scientific committee of the American Academy of orofacial pain is honored to share with you its 43rd scientific session: Optimizing Assessment and Management of Orofacial Pain. This conference at the beautiful Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, May 2-5, 2019, in San Diego California will focus on recognizing clinical [...]

By |2020-07-14T16:00:08+00:00April 26th, 2020|Scientific Sessions|0 Comments

Winter 2019

FROM THE EDITOR: Dear All, I hope everyone is having a great 2020 so far. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting in Florida. As reflected in the President’s message, the program committee has been working diligently to present yet another great program. Physical therapy [...]

By |2020-07-22T00:08:52+00:00December 22nd, 2019|AAOP Insider|0 Comments

Fall 2019

FROM THE EDITOR: I hope everyone is having a nice relaxing summer. I am happy to present the fall newsletter to our members. It is our sincere hope to keep you informed and updated on the latest news from in and around the world in the field of [...]

By |2020-07-21T23:12:48+00:00September 1st, 2019|AAOP Insider|0 Comments

Spring 2019

President Message - Jay Mackman Dear AAOP Membership, I feel very proud and humbled to be elected President of this great academy.  I have been lucky enough to have been part of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain since the early 1980s. I was very fortunate to have [...]

By |2020-07-21T16:43:17+00:00April 2nd, 2019|AAOP Insider|0 Comments