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2019 AAOP Hotel Reservation - Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina


May 2-5, 2019

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina – San Diego, California

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AAOP 201

Optimizing Assessment and Management of Orofacial Pain

Pre-Conference Workshops (Additional Registration Required)

Thursday, May 2, 2019

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

I.   Sleep Medicine – Elmer Villalon, DMD et al

II.  Assessment/Prediction/Management of The Patient with Head/Neck Disorders Post Whiplash – James Elliott, PT, PhD

III. Orofacial Pain Review – Gary Heir, DMD

IV. Head and Neck Dissection – Henry Gremillion, DDS, MAGD


AAOP Committee Meetings 

AAOP Council Meeting                                                                    


Friday, May 3, 2019

7:00– 8:00 am 

Breakfast Sessions (Additional Registration Required)

Breakfast Session 1Treatment  oF TMD Via CEREZEN TM - Introduction, Current Findings and  Ongoing Studies– Alan Glaros, DDS 

Breakfast Session 2Compound Medications - When, Where, and Why– Gary Heir, DMD

7:30-8:00 am                          

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors                                               

8:00-5:00 pm

Dental Assistants & Auxiliary Course                                            

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

8:00-8:15 am

Welcome Remarks


8:15-8:30 am

Presentation of New Fellows & Introduction of New Members– 


PLENARY SESSIONS:                   

8:30-9:15 am – Plenary 1

ICD-11 New Classification of OFP - ICD-11 - Where Do We Fit InRafael Benonliel, BDS, LDS, RCS 


9:15 am-10:00 am – Plenary 2

Trigeminal Neuralgia – Steven Scrivani, DDS, DMedSc

10:00-10:30 am Break with Exhibitors & Posters

10:30 – 11:15am– Plenary 3

Migraine: New Understanding and Therapeutic Advances- Peter Goadsby, MD

11:15-12:00 pm – Plenary 4

TACs: Cluster Headache and Relarted Conditions: Treatment Options – Peter Goadsby, MD

12:00-12:15 pm

Panel Discussion

12:15-1:30 pm

Lunch on Your Own  


Lunch & Learns (Additional Registration Required)                                    

Lunch & Learn 1-Update on Pathophysiology and Management of Sleep Bruxism- Davis Thomas, BDS, DDS  

Lunch & Learn 2- Myofunctional Therapy, Indicators and Relevance to Orofacial Pain - Jennifer Hobson

Residents & Recent Grads Luncheon


1:30-2:15 pm – Plenary 5

The Role of Pain Modulation in Acute and Chronic Orofacial Pain, Mechanisms and Clinical Relevance – Eli Eliav, DMD, PhD


2:15-3:00Plenary 6

Oral Parafunctions Matter a lot In TMD Pain: Implications for Treatment – Alan Glaros, PhD


3:00-3:25 pm

Break with Exhibitors & Posters                                

3:25-4:10  Plenary 7

Whiplash: It's More Than Just a Pain in The Neck- James Elliott, PT, PhD

4:10-4:55Plenary 8

What You Need to Know: The Challenges of TMD Classifications, Diagnosis and Management – Jeffery Okeson, DMD

4:55—5:10 pm

Panel Discussion                                

5:10 -5:55 pm

AAOP General Membership Meeting                                    

5:55-6:10 pm

New Members and Fellow Orientation                                                                       

6:10-9:00 pm

Presidents Reception

Saturday, May 4, 2019

7:00-8:00 am

Breakfast Sessions (Additional Registration Required)

Breakfast Session 3– Opiods - How to Fight This War and Alternative Options– Lori Reisner, PharmD                   

Breakfast Session 4– Sleep Pain Interactions OR Headache and Sleep Connection– Davis Thomas, BDS, DDS, MSD


7:30-8:00 am                                                                          

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors & Posters

8:00-8:20 am

Welcome Remarks and Awards 

8:20-9:05 am – Plenary 10

Headache Attributed to TMD, Muscle Contraction and Pain: A Critical Anaylsis–Paulo Conti, DDS, MS, PhD

9:05-9:50 am – Plenary 11

Trigeminal Mediateded Pain: Empirical Treatment Results Based on Novel Pathophysiologic Concepts– Wolfgang Liedtke, MD, PhD

9:50 -10:15 am

Break with Exhibitors & Posters


10:15-11:00 am – Plenary 12

Cervicogenics Headaches - Occiptal Neuralgia, Better Diagnosis- Richard Boortz Marx, MD

11:00 am-11:45am – Plenary 13

Painful TMD: Management Outcomes From The Network Clinical Study – Eric Schiffmann, DDS, MS

11:45-12:00 pm

Panel Discussion                                           


Lunch on Your Own 


Lunch and Learns(Additional Registration Required)

Lunch & Learn 4- Cervicogenic Headache  Examination Hands On - BMX Take Home Message– Richard Boortz Marx, MD 

Lunch & Learn 5Cannabinoids– Lori Reisner, PharmD

1:15-2:00pm – Plenary 14

Mechanisms of Exercise Induced Hypoalgesia– Marie Hoeger Bement, PT, PhD

2:00-2:45 pm – Plenary 15

What is New in Sleep Medicine- Steven Bender


2:45-3:00 pm

Break with Exhibitors & Posters                                            

3:00-3:45 pm – Plenary 16

New Insights Into Sleep Apnea Pathogenesis  Atul Malhotra, MD 


3:45-4:30pm – Plenary 17

Innovative Cell Based Regenerative Medicine Therapies for TMJ Osteoarthitis – Ricardo Tesch, DDS, MS, PhD


4:30-4:45 pm – Panel Discussion


Sunday, May 5, 2019


Continental Breakfast                                                                         


8:30-9:00 am

AAOP Sponsored Research Presenter 1

AAOP Sponsored Research Presenter 2                                        

Plenary Sessions:

9:00-9:45 am– Plenary 18

Neuralgia or Neuropathy: Differences in Diagnosis and Treatment –Hussain Ansari, MD

9:45-10:30 am– Plenary 19

The Predict Study - Post Endodontic Pain – Donald Nixdorf, DDS, MS

10:30-11:15 am– Plenary 20

Understanding the New Specialty in Orofacial Pain- James Fricton, DDS, MS

111:15-12:00 pm– Plenary 21

Improving Access to Care with Success of Orofacial Pain Practices- Joseph “Rich” Cohen, DDS

12:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Preview of 2020 Program


The American Academy of Orofacial Pain is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry, or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2018.  AAOP will submit its application for 2019-2022 in 2018.  Provider Number 218197


Total credit educational hours being offered at this conference are 27 (including core conference, preconference workshops, breakfast forums & lunch sessions). The core conference offers 16.5 CE hours. Each preconference offers an additional 6 CE hours, each breakfast forum provides 1 CE hour and each Lunch and Learn provides 1.25 CE hours. Each attendee should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the education. Workshops, breakfast & lunch sessions all require additional registration.