About Ken Cleveland

Mr. Cleveland has served as the Executive Director of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain since November 2004 and has worked in the Association Management field since 1999. Mr. Cleveland also serves as the Executive Director of AES, is a member of: the American Society of Association Executives, Mensa and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza School of Business with a major concentration in Financial Management. Mr. Cleveland also serves as a reservist in the United States Coast Guard. His other full time job is being a dad. AAOP Executive Director - 174 S. New York Ave. POB 478 Oceanville, NJ 08231 USA

ABOP recognition

The American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) is pleased to congratulate the American Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP) on receiving recognition from the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards (NCRDSCB) as the national certifying board for the specialty of orofacial pain.  Recognition was granted on March [...]


Official Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                                     AAOP Central Office 609-504-1311 aaopexec@aaop.org   Press Release: Orofacial Pain is Now the 12th ADA-Recognized Dental Specialty   Oceanville, NJ - April 24, 2020 On March 31, 2020, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain’s request to recognize orofacial pain as a dental specialty was [...]


News Report from National Academy of Sciences

A monumental report was released in March 2020 by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.  It was a consensus study report on the current state of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.  The study was sponsored by the office of the Director of The National Institute of Health and by The [...]



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