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Dr. Jeffrey Okeson – The Role of Dentist in Temporomandibular Disorders


AAOP Podcast #1: Dr. Jeffrey Okeson – The Role of Dentist in Temporomandibular Disorders.

Dr. Okeson discusses the role of the Dentist in the diagnosis and treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders. Dr. Okeson is Professor, Chairman of the Department of Oral Health Science and Director of the College’s Orofacial Pain Center, which he established in 1977. Dr. Okeson has more than 240 publications in the area of occlusion, TM disorders and orofacial pain in various national and international journals. textbooks on TM disorders and orofacial pain, which have been translated into eleven different languages. Dr. Okeson is a very sought after lecturer on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain and has presented more than 1100 invited lectures on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain in all 50 states and in 54 different countries. He has received the campus wide University of Kentucky “Great Teacher Award”, the Provost’s Distinguished Service Professorship, the University of Kentucky Hall of Distinguished Alumni Award, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain’s Service Award, and the first ever “Distinguished Alumni Award” from the College of Dentistry. Dr. Okeson has also received “The International Dentist of the Year Award” from the Academy of Dentistry International. This is the highest award recognized by this Academy and was given to him in recognition of his worldwide efforts in providing education in the area of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the etiological factors of temporomandibular disorders
2. Summarize the management options for temporomandibular disorders
3. Discuss the role of dental occlusion in temporomandibular disorders

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Dr. Gary Heir – Orofacial Pain as an Emerging Specialty in Dentistry


AAOP Podcast #2: Dr. Gary Heir- Orofacial Pain as an Emerging Specialty in Dentistry

Dr. Heir discusses current state, future outlook and implications of Orofacial Pain as an Emerging Specialty in Dentistry.  Dr. Heir is an internationally recognized expert on orofacial pain. He has published papers, chapters and abstracts on topics related to the field of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain, and serves on several editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals.
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Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the need for accredited Orofacial Pain Programs
2. Describe the impact of Orofacial Pain conditions in the quality of life of patients.
3. Elaborate the goals of Orofacial Management

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Dr. Gary Klasser – Persistent Pain after Dental Treatment


AAOP Podcast #3: Dr. Gary Klasser – Persistent Pain After Dental Treatment

Dr. Klasser discusses an overview of persistent pain following dental treatment.  Dr. Gary D. Klasser obtained his dental degree from the University of Manitoba (Canada) in 1980. Over the next 22 years, he enjoyed the practice of general dentistry from both a public health and private practice perspective until he returned to graduate studies in 2002. In 2004, he completed his training and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Certificate in Orofacial Pain. In 2005, he completed a fellowship in Oral Medicine/Oral Oncology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). From 2005 – 2011, he was an Assistant Professor and Director of the Oral Medicine/Orofacial Pain clinic at the College of Dentistry in the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences at Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry and is involved in clinical research and teaching. Dr. Klasser has published in a number of peer reviewed journals and has contributed chapters to various textbooks while serving as an editorial reviewer for a number journals. He is also co-editor of the 5th edition of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain book entitled: Orofacial Pain: Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the new terminology proposed by the International Headache Classification for neuropathic pain conditions affecting the orofacial pain region.
2. Summarize the different management options available for persistent facial idiopathic pain (PFIP) or painful post-traumatic trigeminal neuropathy (PTTN)
3. Explain the prognosis of persistent facial idiopathic pain (PFIP) or painful post-traumatic trigeminal neuropathy (PTTN)

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Dr. Steven D. Bender – Role of Dentists in Sleep Medicine


AAOP Podcast #4: Dr. Steven Bender – The Role of Dentists in Sleep Medicine

During this podcast, Dr. Bender will provide information that addresses the following Learning Objectives:
1. Define sleep related breathing disorders
2. Describe the risk factors associated with obstructive sleep apnea
3. Discuss the role of dentist in the management of sleep disorders

Dr. Steven D. Bender earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1986 and practiced general restorative dentistry for 14 years.

He then studied orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders at the Parker E Mahan Facial Pain Center at the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry.  From 2000-2015, Dr. Bender maintained a private practice devoted to pain management of the head and face, as well as sleep medicine. Beginning in 2016, he transitioned to a full time faculty member of Texas A&M University College of Dentistry and assumed the role of director of facial pain and sleep medicine. He has earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Headache Society, the International Academy of Oral Oncology and the American College of Dentists and he is a diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is a past president of the The American Academy of Orofacial Pain, The Fourth District Dental Society of Texas and the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, he serves as a consultant for the United States Army.

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Dr Cristina Perez – Orofacial pain in Children and Adolescents


AAOP Podcast #5: Dr. Cristina Perez – Orofacial pain in Children and Adolescents

Dr. Perez completed her Pediatric Dentstry residency program in 2002, a certificate program in Pathophysiology of Temporomandibular disorders in children in 2006 before completing a residency program in Orofacial pain from 2008-2011 and from which she obtained a Masterâ?Ts degree. Dr. Perez has obtained board certification in both Pediatric Dentistry and Orofacial Pain making her dual trained and dual board certified. In 2011, Dr. Perez joined the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry as assistant professor in the division of Pediatric Dentistry. She works with predoctoral students as well as residents in training. Her current areas of research are sleep disorders in children, TMD in adolescents, and pain management in children.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the differences between the pain experience between pediatric and adult patients
2. Discuss the diagnosis of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain in pediatric patients
3. Summarize the management options for temporomandibular disorders in pediatric patients

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Dr. Menchel: Occlusal Appliances for TMD


AAOP Podcast #6: Dr. Harold Menchel – Occlusal Appliances for TMD

Dr. Harold Menchel discusses the use of occlusal appliances in the management of temporomandibular disorders.
Dr. Harold Menchel limits his practice to Orofacial pain in Coral Springs Florida. He is faculty in the Department of Prosthodontics at NOVA Southeastern School of Dental Medicine. His Orofacial Pain training was under Drs. Parker Mahan and Henry Gremillion at the University of Florida Facial Pain Center.
He received his Diplomate American Board of Orofacial Pain in 2000
He is an international speaker, educator, and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals including JADA and Oral and Maxillofacial Clinics of North America. He reviews articles for JPD, JADA
Dr. Menchel is liaison to the American Medical Association for Orofacial pain coding and access to care.

Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the evidence available in the literature for the use of occlusal appliances in temporomandibular disorders.
2. Summarize the different types of occlusal appliances for management of temporomandibular disorders.
3. Describe the clinical protocols for occlusal appliance therapy.

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The American Academy of Orofacial Pain is a Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
Current Term 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2021. Provider AGD ID # 218197

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