Mentorship Program

The AAOP Mentoring Program Is Entering It’s Fifth Year

Dear AAOP Member:

The AAOP mentoring program is entering its fifth year. During these years this relatively new committee 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 can choose to be a mentor, mentee, or both – we all have plenty to learn and plenty to teach. For those of you who participated last year, thank you.

Applications must be received by March 3rd, so please respond quickly to make sure you can be included!  Please note: This is a one-year program where mentors and mentees are matched together to facilitate growth and connection. We hope to host a kickoff meeting in conjunction with the 2023 Convention, this year in Orlando, Florida, where past alumni and new participants can gather, share notes, and have a good get together!

Every year, thus far, the goal has been to provide a structured, fun, and effective program.  This year, too, we hope to have a robust program that besides providing activities for mentors and mentees to work on together, will ensure that worthwhile take-home points and relationships are created. Some of the activities are but not limited to

– Kick off and conclusion reception at the annual scientific meeting

– Online ice breaker activities to get to know your mentor / mentee and other program participants

– Internet/ social media (WHATSAPP) forum for all participants to share experiences

– Sample cases, controversial topics, ethical dilemmas, and other practical matters to discuss


Seema Kurup

Chair: AAOP Mentorship Program

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Participants in the AAOP Mentorship Program have worked together to produce these videos on topics of interest to AAOP members, other healthcare providers, and the general public.