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AAOP 48th Scientific Meeting

Thursday, May 9, 2024 to Sunday, May 12, 2024
Talking Stick Resort
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9800 E. Talking Stick Way
Scottsdale, AZ  85256

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Allan O'Bryan
Annual Scientific Meeting
Registration is required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
The AAOP Scientific Meeting prohibits the marketing or promotion of commercial products and/or services in conjunction with CE activities. Commercial Products and literature are to be confined to the exhibit hall and are not permitted in the lecture hall. Due to the professional nature of this meeting children are not permitted in either the lecture hall, exhibit hall or poster viewing areas. Business casual attire is appropriate for this meeting.
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Main Conference Program
Preconference 1: Introductory Course to Orofacial Pain
Pre-Conference 2: Sleep Medicine
Pre-Conference 3: Physical Therapy, The Neuroscience of Pain
Pre-Conference 4: Orofacial Pain Private Practice
Lunch & Learn Friday #1: Lunch Session Residents / Recent Graduates / Students
Lunch & Learn Friday #2: Onabotulinum Toxin Injections for Pain Management
Lunch & Learn Friday #3: Headache Procedures
Lunch & Learn Friday #4: Techniques for Cervical Spine
Lunch & Learn Saturday #1: Conquering Coding and Insurance Challenges in Dental Sleep Medicine
Lunch & Learn Saturday #2: Clinical Tools for Managing Tinnitus & Dizziness
Lunch & Learn Saturday #3: Acupuncture in Orofacial Pain - Demonstration
Guest Registration


"Management of Orofacial Pain: Weighing the Evidence"

Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ - May 9-12, 2024

Preliminary Agenda

Friday, May 10, 2024

Opening Remarks

Welcome New Members
8:00am – 8:05am
Jeff Goldberg

Welcome New Fellows
8:05am – 8:10am
Jasjot Sahni

Welcome New CCTTs
8:10am – 8:15am
Janey Prodoehl

8:15am – 9:00am
Evidence-based Dentistry and Critical Thinking
Gary Klasser

9:00am – 9:05am
Tributes to Drs. Gary Klasser & Reny De Leeuw
Marcela Romero Reyes

9:05am – 9:50am
The Human Pain Experience: Clinical Insights from Pain Neuroscience Education
Adriaan Louw

Panel Discussion
9:50am – 10:05am
Moderator: Tom Weber

10:05am – 10:30am | Break

10:30am – 11:15am
Bruxism: Facts and Fables
Frank Lobbezoo

Parallel 1A
11:15am – 12:15pm
Mechanisms of Orofacial Pain Referral
Fernando Exposto

Panel Discussion
12:00pm – 12:15pm
Moderator: Alberto
Herrero Babiloni

Parallel 1B
11:130am – 12:15pm
Ergonomics in Craniofacial Pain Management: A Practical Guide to Enhance Patient Care
Brett Weiss

Industry-Sponsored Session
11:30am – 12:00pm
Presentation by Team Dentistry Session is supported by Team Dentistry. This session is not eligible for CE credits.

Industry-Sponsored Lunch & Learn
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Presentation by Legally Mine Session is supported by Legally Mine. This session is not eligible for CE credits.

Lunch & Learn
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Onabotulinum Toxin Injections for Pain Management
Brigitte Lovell

Lunch & Learn
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Headache Procedures
Brian McGeeney

Lunch & Learn
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Manual Techniques for the Cervical Spine in Orofacial Pain
Nick Rainey

Parallel 2A
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Targeted Immunomodulation with Nanomedicine Produces Long-Lasting Analgesia, Tissue, and Functional Recovery
Jelena Janjic, “Dr. J”

Parallel 2B
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Practical Application of Trigger Point Injections and Dry Needling in the Management of Orofacial Pain: Similarities and Differences
Danielle Medynski and Janey Prodoehl
Moderator: Seema Kurup

$50k for 50 Years
2:15pm – 2:30pm
Beth Groenke

Parallel 3A
2:30pm – 3:15pm
Optimizing Sleep Apnea Management: Dentistry’s Role in Personalized Care through the Identification of Endotypes
Alberto Herrero Babiloni

Parallel 3B
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Practical Application of Trigger Point Injections and Dry Needling in the Management of Orofacial Pain: Similarities and Differences Denielle Medynsky, Janey Prodoehl

Break 3:15pm – 3:45pm

Debate 1

3:45pm – 4:45pm
Do We Understand the Nature of Myofasical Trigger Points?
Fernando Exposto, Michael Karegeannes

4:45pm – 5:00pm
Panel Discussion Moderator: Elizabeth Hatfield

AAOP General Membership Meeting
5:00pm – 5:45pm
Jeff Goldberg

5:45pm – 6:15pm
Mentoring Program Reception

Saturday, May 11, 2024

8:00am – 8:45am
Tinnitus & Dizziness Demystified: A Roadmap for Dentists and Orofacial Pain Therapists
Willem De Hertogh

8:45am – 9:30am
Updates in Headache Medicine
Brian McGeeney

9:30am – 10:00am | Break

10:00am – 10:45am
Understanding the TMJ through Radiographic Imaging
Dania Tamimi

10:45am – 11:30am
Gender Differences in Chronic Pain
Roger Fillingim

Panel Discussion
11:30am – 12:00pm
Moderator: Marcela Romero Reyes

Industry-Sponsored Lunch & Learn
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Efficacy of the NOA® Mandibular Advancement Device in the Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Fernanda Yanez Regonesi

Product Presentation
Pepe Repolles
Session supported by OrthoApnea. This session is not eligible for CE credits.

Lunch & Learn
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Conquering Coding and Insurance Challenges in Dental Sleep Medicine
Alex Vaughan

Lunch & Learn
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Clinical Tools for Managing Tinnitus & Dizziness
Willem De Hertogh

Lunch & Learn
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Acupuncture in Orofacial Pain – Demonstration
James Hawkins, Steve Hargitai

Debate 2
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Is Botulinum Toxin Effective for TMD?
Steve Bender, Don Tannenbaum

2:30pm – 3:15pm
Best Practices for Pediatric Orofacial Pain
Thomas Stark

Panel Discussion
3:15pm – 3:30pm
Moderator: Aurelio Alonso

3:30pm – 4:00pm | Break

4:00pm – 4:45pm
Evolution and Management of Burning Mouth Syndrome
Andres Pinto

4:45pm – 5:45pm
Behavioral Interventions for Insomnia in Chronic Orofacial Pain Patients
Ian Boggero

Panel Discussion
5:30pm – 5:45pm
Moderator: Jeff Goldberg

Sunday, May 12, 2024

AAOP Researcher Award
9:00am – 9:30am
Telehealth PT is Effective for Individuals with TMD
Emily Kahnert

Oral Abstract Presentations
9:30am – 10:15am
Chair: Isabel Moreno Hay

9:30am – 9:45am
Migraine and Headache Attributed to Temporomandibular Disorders: A Prospective Case-Control Study
Mayank Shrivastava

9:45am – 10:00am
Low Dose Naltrexone as a Novel Therapeutic Agent for Post-Traumatic Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain: A Retrospective Case Series
Scott Guthrie

10:00am – 10:15am
Development of a Machine-Learning-Based Screening Model for Detecting TMJ MRI Abnormalities Using TMJ Tomographic Imaging
Younjung Park

10:15am – 10:30am
Poster Awards
Chair: Isabel Moreno Hay

10:30am -11:45am
Showdown at the Evidence Corral: What does the science say about popular TMD treatments?
Jack Botros, Micah Dowling, Andrew Mitchell, Ifrana Zaman

1:45am – 12:00pm
Panel Discussion
Moderators: Tom Weber, Ian Boggero

12:00pm – 12:15pm
Closing Remarks and 2025 Preview
Mariona Mulet, Seema Kurup

You are Invited to the Inaugural Condyle Classic

Sunday, May 12, 2024 | Talking Stick Golf Club
Time: 2:00 PM tee time
Cost: $95 per person + $75 club rental
To sign up, email Micah Dowling at 
To pay over the phone call the club directly at (480) 860-2221


American Academy of Orofacial Pain is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. American Academy of Orofacial Pain designates this activity for 26.0 hours of continuing education credits.  
Each attendee should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the education.