The AAOP Mentoring Program Is Entering It’s Third Year

During the past 2 years this new service 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. We are very excited about the results we had during our first years and hope you will consider participating in this coming year.  For those of you who participated last year, thank you.  Applications must be received by February 20, so please respond quickly to make sure you can be included!  The year’s program runs for one year and begins with a kick off meeting in conjunction with the 2021 Virtual Convention in May.

Please use the following link to access the mentor participation agreement and applications for mentors and mentees: AAOP 2020 Mentoring Program or visit the AAOP Mentorship Webpage.  Please complete the appropriate application(s) and send to  Our goal is a well structured, fun, effective program without demanding a lot of time or effort.  The mentoring committee will be providing activities for mentors and mentees to work on together, and in some cases in larger groups, throughout the year, such as:

– 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 forum for all participants to share experiences

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

Jeffrey I Goldberg

Jeffrey Goldberg DDS MS MBA
AAOP Mentorship Program Chair