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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

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 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, 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


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.