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You may register onsite at the Disney Contemporary Conference Center.
Onsite registration will open at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.


Register Information for AAOP 2016

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Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the concepts surrounding convergence in the trigeminal nerve system.

  • Become informed about the most recent advances in headache medicine.

  • Understand concepts in TMD Diagnosis and Management.

  • Become more familiar with the trigeminal system through a dissection course.

  • Understand diagnosis and management of trigeminal nerve injuries.

  • Appreciate Orofacial pain/Headache from an ENT perspective.

  • Become informed about risk stratification for opioids and other medications used in orofacial pain.

  • Learn about the clinical applicability of the OPPERA study.

  • Understand the relationship between pain and exercise through current research in physical therapy.

  • Explore the role of the dentist in sleep medicine and the interaction between sleep and orofacial pain.

  • Explore the use of ultrasound in orofacial pain.

  • Gain a better understanding of the utility of imaging in orofacial pain



AAOP 2016

Convergence in the Trigeminal System: The Science and Clinical Application in Orofacial Pain


Pre-Conference Workshops – (Additional Registration Required)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

I.  Update on Headache Medicine-Headache Cooperative of New England - Alan M. Rapoport, MD; Brian McGeeney, MD, MPH; Herbert G. Markley, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Thomas N. Ward, MD; Morris Levin, MD

II.  Effective Diagnosis and Management of TMD - Edward Wright, DDS        

III. Physical Therapy for Chronic Orofacial Pain Management and Upper Cervical Spine Evaluation and Treatment - Kathleen A. Sluka PT, PhD, FAPTA; Michael Karegeannes PT, MHSc, LAT, MTC, CFC, CCTT, CMTPT 

IV. Head and Neck Anatomy:  Clinical Application with Dissection - Ronald Auvenshine, DDS, PhD; Dale Ehrlich, DDS ; Nathan Pettit, DMD, MSD


AAOP Committee Meetings

AAOP Council Meeting                                                                  



Friday, April 15, 2016

7:10– 8:10 am

Breakfast sessions – (Additional Registration Required)

Breakfast Session 1     Does Snoring Create Serious Medical Risks -  Elmer Villalon, DMD

Breakfast Session 2    When Sleep Apnea is Not Apnea…Other Disorders - Dennis Bailey, DDS


7:30-8:00 am                         

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors                                              


8:00-5:00 pm

Dental Assistants & Auxiliary Program                                                    

Catalina S. Morarasu, DDS, PhD, MS – Lead Instructor


8:10-8:15 am

Welcome Remarks

Steven Bender, DDS, AAOP President; Robert Mier, DDS, MS, 2016 Program Co-Chair, Donald “Brad” Rindal, DDS                                                                           


8:15-8:30 am

Presentation of New Fellows & Introduction of New Members – Catalina Morarasu, DDS, PhD, MS, AAOP Membership Chair                              


PLENARY SESSIONS:                  

8:30-9:15 am

Keynote presentation: Orofacial pain: Where We Started, Where We Are, Where We Are Going - Jim Fricton, DDS, MS      



What’s in the Pipeline in Headache- Alan Rapoport, MD 


10:00-10:30 Break with Exhibitors & Posters


10:30-11:15 am

Headache Update and ICHD- Morris Levin, MD


11:15 am-12:00 pm

Trigeminal Nerve Injuries –Tara Renton, BDS, PhD


12:00-12:15 pm

Panel Discussion


12:15-1:45 pm

Lunch on Your Own 


Lunch & Learn 1 - (Additional Registration Required)

Psychological Assessment for Orofacial Pain Patients- Ronald J. Kulich, PhD


Lunch & Learn 2

Accupuncture and Myofascial Pain Assessment- Greg Goddard, DDS, MS


Residents & Recent Grads Luncheon                                            


1:45 – 2:30

The Physiological Basis of the Jaw-Neck Pain Association - Egilius Spierings, MD, PhD


2:30-3:15 pm

Complementary Medicine in Headache and Facial Pain – Brian McGeeney, MD, MPH                                   


3:15-3:45 pm

Break with Exhibitors & Posters                               


3:45-4:30 pm

Risk Stratification for Opioids and Drugs  in Orofacial Pain-  Ronald Kulich, PhD


4:30--4:45 pm

Panel Discussion                                            


4:45 -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, April 16, 2016

7:10-8:10 am

Breakfast Sessions – (Additional Registration Required)

Breakfast Session 3 – Imaging Strategies For The Study of TMD and OFP- Ghabi Kaspo, DDS                                                                     

Breakfast Session 4 – Review on Sleep Bruxism - Gary Klasser, DMD


7:30-8:00 am                                                                         

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors & Posters


8:00-5:00 pm

Dental Assistants & Auxiliary Program                                                    

Catalina S. Morarasu, DDS, PhD, MS – Lead Instructor


8:00-8:30 am

Welcome Remarks and Awards                                                                 


8:30-9:15 am