FROM THE EDITOR:
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these difficult times. It has been a very challenging time for everyone personally and professionally. However, one thing that has been very reassuring throughout the whole thing is our ability to adapt. As we are slowly returning back to work, there are some changes we are making at our workplaces to keep our patients and staff safe.
We gathered some insights from Dr. Steven Bender, Dr. Jeffery Crandall and Dr. Rich Hisrchinger on some of the safety measures they are taking at their workplaces. Their insights are shared below. ADA approved the new Dental Specialty of Orofacial Pain on March 31st, 2020. A great milestone for the field of Orofacial Pain and many thanks to all those who worked so hard to get us here.
Please find a special report by Dr. Mackman and Dr. Fricton about Orofacial Pain as a specialty.
You will also find the proceedings paper on “Substance Risk Mitigation for Clinicians: An Interprofessional Forum Bringing Together Dentists, Physicians, and Substance Use Disorder Specialists.” We hope you enjoy it.
As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions.
Shuchi Dhadwal, D.M.D.
Chair, AAOP Publications Committee