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Registration will reopen - on-site only - in San Diego on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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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, Dennis Bailey, DDS, FAGD, Davis Thomas, BDS, DDS, MSD, MScMed

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

III. Orofacial Pain Review – Gary Heir, DMD, Sowmya Anathan, BDS, DMD, MSD, Davis Thomas, BDS, DDS, MSD, MScMed, Ghabi Kaspo, DDS

IV. Head and Neck Dissection – Henry Gremillion, DDS, MAGD, Ronald Auvenshine, DDS, PhD, Terry Tanaka, DDS


AAOP Committee Meetings 

AAOP Council Meeting                                                                    



Friday, May 3, 2019

7:00– 8:00 am 

Breakfast Session 1- Ear-based Treatment of TMD - Introduction, Current Findings and Ongoing Studies - Introduction, Current Findings and  Ongoing Studies– Alan Glaros, PhD

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 InChris Peck, BDS, MScDent, PhD 


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, MSD, MSc Med  

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


Residents & Recent Grads Luncheon


1:30-2:15 pm – Plenary 5

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


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                                


3:25-4:10Plenary 7

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


4:10-4:55Plenary 8

The Orthodontic Therapy, Occlusion and Tempormandibular Disorders: Is There Relationship? – 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, MSc Med  


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 9

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


9:05-9:50 am – Plenary 10

Trigeminal Medicated 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 11

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


11:00 am-11:45am – Plenary 12

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

11:45-12:00 pm

Panel Discussion                                           


Lunch on Your Own 


Lunch and Learns(Additional Registration Required)

Lunch & Learn 3- Cervicogenic Headache  Examination Hands On - BMX Take Home Message– Richard Boortz Marx, MD 

Lunch & Learn 4Cannabinoids– Lori Reisner, PharmD


1:15-2:00pm – Plenary 13

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


2:00-2:45 pm – Plenary 14

What is New in Sleep Medicine – Steven Bender, DDS


2:45-3:00 pm

Break with Exhibitors & Posters                                            


3:00-3:45 pm – Plenary 15

New Insights Into Sleep Apnea Pathogenesis  – Atul Malhotra, MD 


3:45-4:30pm – Plenary 16

TMJ Osteoarthritis  Pathophysiology and Treatment - A Cellular Perspective View – 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 17

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


9:45-10:30 am– Plenary 18

What We Know About Pain Following Root Canal Treatment – Donald Nixdorf, DDS, MS


10:30-11:15 am– Plenary 19

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


111:15-12:00 pm– Plenary 20

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


12:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Preview of 2020 Program

Conference Learning Objectives:

During the AAOP 2019 Scientific Meeting Attendees will:

  1. Learn and understand about the new classification of orofacial pain
  2. Learn about and understand the relationship between TMD and headaches
  3. Understand the diagnosis and management of trigeminal neuropathies.
  4. Learn about novel approaches in the management of primary headache disorders
  5. Learn about cellular approaches in the management of TMJ osteoarthritis
  6. Explore the role of the dentist in sleep medicine and new insights in sleep apnea pathogenesis
  7. Learn about the current levels of recognition of Orofacial Pain as a new Dental Specialty
  8. Develop an understanding of access to care issues in orofacial pain practices


The American Academy of Orofacial Pain is a Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. Current Term 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2021.  Provider AGD ID # 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.