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AAOP 2017

The Evolving World of Orofacial Pain


Pre-Conference Workshops (Additional Registration Required)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

I.  Comprehensive Review in Orofacial Pain – Gary Heir, DMD, et al

II. Headache 101 – David Dodick, MD, et al

III. Dental Sleep Medicine 101 Dennis Bailey, DDS, et al


IV. Physical Therapy for Orofacial Pain Cervical Muscle Pathology and Rehabilitation for Patients with Orofacial Pain - Eveline Erni, PT, CMA, MA, CCTT, C0DN, Patricia Rudd, DPT, CCTT (Course Coordinators)


AAOP Committee Meetings

AAOP Council Meeting                                                                    



Friday, May 5, 2017

7:008:00 am

Breakfast sessions (Additional Registration Required)

Breakfast Session 1     Dental Management of Occlusal Dysesthesias - Henry Gremillion, DDS, MAGD

Breakfast Session 2    The Business of OFP Joseph R. Cohen, DDS


7:30-8:00 am                         

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors                                    


8:00-5:00 pm

Dental Assistants & Auxilliary Course                                                     

Catalina S. Morarasu, DDS, PhD, MS Program Coordinator


8:15-8:25 am

Welcome Remarks

Gary Klasser, DMD, AAOP President; Jennifer Bassiur, DDS, 2017 Program Chair                                 


8:25-8:45 am

Presentation of New Fellows & Introduction of New Members – AAOP Membership Chair               

PLENARY SESSIONS:                 

8:45-10:15 am Plenary 1

Keynote Presentation: -  Emerging Role of Epigenetics in Understanding Orofacial Pain and Treatment Strategies - Roger Cady, MD & Paul Durham, PhD   


10:15-10:45 am Break with Exhibitors & Posters


10:45 am-12:00 pm Plenary 2

Clinical Management of the TMD Patient – Jeffrey Okeson, DMD


12:00-12:15 pm

Panel Discussion


12:15-1:45 pm

Lunch on Your Own 


Lunch & Learn 1 - (Additional Registration Required)

Managing the Patient who Self-Medicates (NSAIDS caffeine, antiHist, EtOH, Cannabis, Opiods)– Steven Scrivani, DDS, DMedSc


Lunch & Learn 2

Living with Pain From A Patients Perspectives – Patient Speaker and Moderator TBD


Residents & Recent Grads Luncheon                                           


1:45 2:30 Plenary 3

The Association Between Nutrition and OFP – Riva Touger-Decker, PhD, RN, CDN, FADA


2:30-3:15 pm Plenary 4

Treating TMD in the Presence of OSA Dennis Bailey, DDS


3:15-3:45 pm

Break with Exhibitors & Posters                                


3:45-4:45 pm Plenary 5

The Bidirectional Relationship of Sleep and Pain – Gilles LaVigne, DMD, PhD


4:455:00 pm

Panel Discussion                                            


5:00 -5:45 pm

AAOP General Membership Meeting                       


5:45-6:00 pm

New Members and Fellow Orientation                                                                      


6:00-9:00 pm

Presidents Reception


Saturday, May 6, 2017

7:00-8:00 am

Breakfast Sessions (Additional Registration Required)

Breakfast Session 3 Physical Self-Regulation and the OFP Patient – Charles Carlson, PhD                                                                            

Breakfast Session 4 Mandibular Repositioning Devices and Side Effects Andrew Smith, DDS                                                      


7:30-8:00 am                                                                         

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors & Posters


8:00-8:30 am

Welcome Remarks and Awards Gary Klasser, DMD, AAOP President                                                           

8:30-9:15 am Plenary 6

Management of Trigeminal Nerve Injury/Post-Traumatic Neuropathies – Eli Eliav, DMD, PhD


9:15-10:00 am Plenary 7

Why Patients Become Chronic Pain Patients – Roger Cady, MD


10:00 -10:30 am

Break with Exhibitors & Posters                                            


10:30-11:15 am Plenary 8

Red Flags with Headache as a Chief Complaint – David Dodick, MD


11:15 am-12:00 pm Plenary 9

Watch Out for Zebras! Some Pains May be Life Threatening – Parish Sedghizadeh, DDS, PhD


12:00-12:30 pm

Panel Discussion                                                                                


12:30-2:00 pm

Lunch on Your Own


Lunch & Learn 3 - (Additional Registration Required)

Bells Palsy & Other Facial Paralysis Conditions – Todd Henkelmann, PT, MS, CCTT


Lunch & Learn 4

Chronic Pain as a Global Problem Presented by IASP SIG in OFP – IASP Speaker


2:00-2:45 pm Plenary 10

Orofacial and Cervical Dystonia; Evidence Based Indications for Movement Reeducation– Nancy Byl, PT, PhD


2:45-3:30 pm Plenary 11

The Fascinating New World of Tissue Engineering in the Oral Cavity and TMJ's – Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, PhD        


3:30-4:00 pm

Break with Exhibitors & Posters                                            


4:00-4:45 pm Plenary 12

Idiopathic Condylar Resorption/Progressive Condylar Resorption: Recognition and Understanding – Henry Gremillion, DDS, MAGD


4:30-5:00 pm

Panel Discussion


Sunday, May 7, 2017


Continental Breakfast                                                                         


8:30-9:00 am

AAOP Sponsored Research Presenter 1

AAOP Sponsored Research Presenter 2                                        


Plenary Sessions:

9:00-9:45 amPlenary 13

Placebo and Pain - Luana Colloca, MD, PhD


9:45-10:30 am Plenary 14

Radiographic Imaging in OFP: See The Whole Picture – Sotirios Tetradis, DDS, PhD


10:30-11:15 am Plenary 15

TMJ Degenerative Joint Disease Saravanan Ram, DDS, MS


11:15 am-12:00 pm Plenary 16

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw and OFP Parish Sedghizadeh, DDS, PhD


11:45 pm

Closing Remarks



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