The American Academy of Orofacial Pain, an organization of dentists and other health professionals, is dedicated to alleviating pain
and suffering through the promotion of excellence in education, research, and patient care in the field of orofacial pain and associated disorders.
Orofacial Pain (OFP) is the specialty of dentistry that encompasses the diagnosis, management and treatment of pain disorders of the jaw, mouth, face and associated regions. The specialty of OFP is dedicated to the evidenced-based understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, etiology, prevention, and treatment of these disorders and improving access to interdisciplinary patient care.
These disorders as they relate to orofacial pain include but are not limited to temporomandibular muscle and joint (TMJ) disorders, jaw movement disorders, neuropathic and neurovascular pain disorders, headache, and sleep disorders.
Orofacial Pain Recognized as the 12th ADA Dental Specialty