Our Aims & Purposes
The AAOP, an organization of Dentists and Allied Health Care 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. Our aims and purposes are:
To establish acceptable criteria for the diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders.
To stress the significant incidence of orofacial pain problems for both medical and dental professions. To provide a base for annual meetings for the dissemination of research and treatment for orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders.
To support the Journal of Orofacial Pain stressing research and current studies on orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders. To encourage and stress the study of orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders at undergraduate and postgraduate levels of dental education. To provide a common meeting ground for world wide authorities on orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders. To encourage hospitals and dental schools to establish centers for treatment of orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders. To encourage research and evaluation of equipment and procedures.
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