Message from the
2024 Program Committee

The American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) is honored to invite you to its 48th clinical & scientific meeting on May 9-12, 2024 at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. As the official sponsoring organization of the dental specialty of Orofacial Pain, the AAOP is the premier professional academy dedicated to alleviating the suffering of patients afflicted with painful disorders of the jaw, mouth, face, head and neck. Our meeting in Scottsdale presents dentists and other healthcare professionals with a unique opportunity to tap

into the interdisciplinary knowledge of dental specialists, physicians, physical therapists, and researchers whose expertise is dedicated to treating pain and promoting patient wellness.

The theme of our meeting – “Management of Orofacial Pain: Weighing the Evidence” – reflects AAOP’s commitment to provide attendees with information that is up to date, scientifically supported, and clinically relevant. We invite you to review the world- class speakers and the schedule of presentations, which includes sessions on temporomandibular disorders, headache, dental sleep medicine, pain neuroscience education, and more. We are confident that you will leave this meeting empowered with knowledge and tools to better serve your patients and to bolster your practice.

We encourage you to register as soon as possible by visiting our registration page at Room reservations for the Talking Stick Resort are available at a discounted rate to meeting attendees. We welcome submissions for abstracts to be presented at the meeting; submissions are due by February 15, 2024.

We look forward to seeing you in Scottsdale!

Isabel Moreno Hay, DDS, PhD, ABOP, ABDSM
2024 Annual Scientific Meeting

Thomas Weber, DDS, MS
2024 Annual Scientific Meeting

2024 Annual Scientific Meeting Committee:
Jennifer Bassiur, DDS
Eveline Erni, PT, MA, CMA, CCTT, CODN
Alberto Herrero Babiloni, DDS

AAOP Council 2023/2024

Jeffrey I. Goldberg

Mariona Mulet

Michele A. Schultz-Robins

Isabel Moreno Hay

Brijesh P. Chandwani

Robert W. Mier
Council Chair

Jeffry R. Shaefer
Council Vice-Chair

Council Members:
Sherwin Arman
Shuchi Dhadwal
James Hawkins
Jasjot K. Sahni
Alexander T. Vaughan
Thomas Weber

Nojan Bakhtiari

Allan O’Bryan
Executive Director



Thank you to all of our speakers who are contributing their expertise and experience to the AAOP 2024 program.

Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD

Alan Withall

Alberto Herrero Babiloni, DDS, MS

Alex Vaughan, DDS, MS

Andres Pinto, DMD, MBA, MSCE

Beth Groenke, DDS, MS

Bob Mier, DDS, MS

Brett Weiss, PT, DPT, CCTT, CEAS

Brian McGeeney, MD, MPH, MBA

Brijesh Chandwani, DMD, BDS

Dania Tamimi, BDS, DMSc

Denielle Medynsky, DDS

Don Tanenbaum, DDS, MPH

Emily Kahnert, DPT, CCTT, PhDc

Fernanda Yanez, DDS, MS

Fernando Exposto, DDS, MSc, PhD

Frank Lobbezzoo, DDS, PhD

Gary Klasser, DMD

Ian Boggero, PhD

James Hawkins, DDS, MS

Janey Prodoehl, PT, PhD, CCTT

Jelena Jancic, PhD

Katayoun Omrani, DDS

Marcela Romero Reyes, DDS, PhD

Marcia Rojas, DDS, MS, MPH

Michael Karegeannes, PT, MHSC, LAT, MTC, CFC, CCTT, CMTPT

Michelle Schultz-Robins, DMD

Nick Rainey, PT, DPT

Nojan Bakhtiari, DDS

Prathishtha Mishra, BDS, MDS, MS

Roger Fillingim, PhD

Seema Kurup, MDS, MS

Sherwin Arman, DMD, MPH

Soumya Ananthan, BDS, DMD, MSD

Steve Bender, DDS

Steve Hargitai, DDS, MS

Thomas Stark, DDS

TJ Robbins, DMD, ABOP

Willem De Hertogh, PT, MSc, MT, PhD

  American Academy of Orofacial Pain is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. American Academy of Orofacial Pain designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits.