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AAOP 41st Scientific Meeting

Thursday, May 4, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017
AAOP 2017 Talking Stick Reservations
9800 E. Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ  85256

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Kenneth S Cleveland
609-504-1311 (p)
Annual Scientific Meeting
Registration is required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR AAOP 2017 IS NOW CLOSED. ON-SITE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT THE TALKING STICK ON MAY 4, 2017. 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.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Main Conference Program
Preconference I: Comprehensive Review in Orofacial Pain
Pre-Conference II: Headache 101
Pre-Conference III: Dental Sleep Medicine 101
Pre-Conference IV: Physical Therapy for Orofacial Pain
Breakfast Session #1: Dental Management of Occlusal Dysesthesias - Henry Gremillion, DDS, MAGD
Breakfast Session #2: The Business of Orofacial Pain – Joseph R. Cohen, DDS
Breakfast Session #3: Physical Self-Regulation and the Orofacial Pain Patient – Charles Carlson, Ph
Breakfast Session #4: Mandibular Repositioning Devises and Side Effects – Andrew Smith, DDS
Lunch & Learn #1: Managing the Patient who Self-Medicates: NSAIDS caffeine, antiHist, EtOH, Cannabis
Lunch & Learn #2: Living with Pain from a Patient’s Perspectives
Lunch & Learn #3: Bell’s Palsy & Other Facial Paralysis Conditions – Todd Henkelmann, PT
Lunch & Learn #4: Chronic Pain as a Global Problem Presented by IASP SIG in OFP – Judith Turner, PhD
Dental Assistant/Auxiliary Course


AAOP 2017 Registration Brochure




Talking Stick Resort-Scottsdale, AZ

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AAOP 2017

The Evolving World of Orofacial Pain


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

7:00– 8:00 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 am – Plenary 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





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.  Provider Number: 218197.


Total credit educational hours being offered at this conference are 26.75 (including core conference, preconference workshops, breakfast forums & lunch sessions). The core conference offers 15.75 CE hours. Each preconference offers an additional 6 CE hours, each breakfast forum provides 1 CE hour and each Lunch and Learn provides 1.5 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.