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.

AAOP 2022 Dental Assistant Program

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 - [...]

By |2022-01-14T23:06:32+00:00January 14th, 2022|Dental Assistants|0 Comments

President’s Message FALL 2021

The night's are getting colder, the leaves are starting to drop, and I've got Taliban-like squirrels in my attic again. It's time to book our winter golfing or beaching trips down south, our spring skiing adventure, and confirm that we'll be in Boston for the 46th AAOP Scientific meeting. [...]

By |2021-10-18T14:34:16+00:00October 1st, 2021|President Message|0 Comments

Connection August 2021

Articles Worth Reading The American Headache Society Consensus Statement: Update on integrating new migraine treatment into clinical practice Jessica Ailani MD, Rebecca C. Burch MD,  Matthew S. Robbins MD, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Headache Society Abstract: To incorporate recent research findings, expert consensus, and patient [...]

By |2021-09-21T17:07:31+00:00September 21st, 2021|Connection|0 Comments

President’s Message August 15, 2021

It’s summertime; for those of us in the Northeast the most enjoyable time of the year. Except maybe for an ideal spring skiing day in March. The virulence of the delta virus scares us, especially with the upcoming new school year as our kids begin their important in-school learning again. [...]

By |2021-08-19T14:13:47+00:00August 18th, 2021|President Message|0 Comments

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


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