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37Th Scientific Meeting - Orofacial Pain: Current Evidence-Clinical Relevance

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 to Sunday, Apr 28, 2013
Disney Contemporary Conference Center
4600 N. World Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL  32830

407) 934-7639
Additional Info:
Kenneth S Cleveland
Annual Scientific Meeting
Registration is Required
Payment In Advance Or At Event
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Main Conference Program
AAOP Leadership Development Program
Preconference I: Dental Sleep Medicine Introduction & Updates-Dennis Bailey, DDS
Pre-Conference II: Introduction to TMD/Orofacial Pain-Jeffrey Okeson, DMD
Pre-Conference III: Clinical Applications of TMD/OFP Medications-Glenn Clark, DDS
Breakfast Forum #1: Clinical Applications of Splint Therapy-Steven Bender, DDS
Breakfast Forum #2: Hot Topics in Sleep Medicine-Dennis Bailey, DDS
Breakfast Forum #3: Role of Biomarkers in Future Clincal Care-Bill Maixner, DDS
Breakfast Forum #4: Why Clinicians Participate in Practice-Based Research?-Gregg Gilbert, DDS
Lunch & Learn #1: Physical Therapy Topics-Jeffrey Mannheimer, PT
Lunch & Learn #2: Enhancing Economic Stability of Your Practice-Joseph "Rich" Cohen, DDS
Dental Assistant/Auxiliary Course
Advance Registration for the AAOP 2013 Scientific Meeting is now Closed.
On-site Registration will open on April 24, 2013.


 "OrofacialPain: Current Evidence-Clinical Relevance"



Wednesday, April 24, 2013
AAOP Leadership Development Workshop
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pre-Conference Workshops 

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


1.     Dental Sleep Medicine Introduction &Updates - Dennis Bailey, DDS; Robert Merrill, DDS, MS; Edward Sall, DDS, MD

2.     TMD for the General Dentist - Jeff Okeson, DMD

3.     Clinical Applications of TMD/OFP Medications - Glenn Clark, DDS & Jeffrey Crandall, DDS


AAOP Committee Meetings


AAOP Council Meeting


Friday, April 26, 2013


7:00– 7:50 am

Breakfast Sessions

Breakfast Session 1 (Ticket Required)

Clinical Applications of Splint Therapy

Steven Bender, DDS


Breakfast Session 2 (Ticket Required)

Hot Topics in Sleep Medicine

Dennis Bailey, DDS



7:30 - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast


8:00 – 8:30 am



8:30-9:00 am


Introduction to Practice-Based Research: Opportunities for TMD/Orofacial Pain

Gregg Gilbert, DDS

Director, National Dental Practice-Based ResearchNetwork


Plenary Sessions:

9:00-9:45 am

Findings from a PBRN Study: Risk Factors for Persistent Painafter Endodontic Treatment

Don Nixdorf, DDS


9:45-10:30 am

Pain Pharmacology, Basic Science to Clinical Application

Ken Hargreaves, DDS


10:30-11:00 am

Break with Exhibitors/Posters


11:00-11:45 am

Improving Pain Diagnosis with Quantitative Sensory Testing

Mark Drangsholt, DDS


11:45 am-12:00 pm

Panel Discussion


12:00-1:30 pm

Lunch (on your own) or

Lunch and Learn #1 (Ticket Required)

Case Studies from the Physical Therapy Perspective

Jeff Mannheimer, PhD, PT


12:00-1:30 am

Residents and New Grad Luncheon

Plenary Sessions:

1:30-2:15 pm

Unraveling the Risk of Chronic Pain

Bill Maixner, DDS


2:15-3:00 pm

Assessment of the Challenging Patient, the HealthPsychologist's Perspective

Mark Weisberg, PhD


3:00-3:30 pm

Break with Exhibitors/Posters


3:30-4:15 pm

Preventing Chronic Pain

Robert Gatchel, PhD


4:15-4:30 pm

Panel Discussion


4:30-5:30 pm

AAOP MembershipMeeting


5:30-6:00 pm

New MemberOrientation


6:00-6:30 pm

New Member Reception


Saturday, April 27, 2013

7:00-7:50 am

Breakfast Sessions

Breakfast Session 1  (Ticket Required)

Role of Biomarkers in Future Clinical Care

Bill Maixner, DDS



Breakfast Session 2 (Ticket Required)

Why CliniciansParticipate in Practice-Based Research?

Gregg Gilbert, DDS

Director, NationalDental Practice-Based Research Network




7:30 - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast



8-8:10 ProgramOverview



Plenary Sessions:

8:10-9:00 am

Advancements in Diagnosis of TMD and Related Headaches

Eric Schiffman, DDS


9:00-9:50 am

Bruxism, CentralSensitization and Pain

Karen Raphael, PhD


9:50-10:15 am

Break with Exhibitors/Posters


10:15-11:00 am 

Understanding Neuropathic Orofacial Pain

Eli Eliav, DMD


11:00-11:45 am

Muscle Pain, Peripheral and Central Sensitization

Paul Durham, PhD


11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion


12:00-12:30 pm

Presentation of AAOP Fellowships, CCTT Certificates and

Lifetime AchievementAward


12:30-2:00 pm

Lunch (on your own) or

Lunch and Learn #2 (Ticket Required)

Enhancing Economic Stability of Your Practice

Rich Cohen, DDS


Concurrent Sessions

Session 1

2:00-3:00 pm

Systematic Reviews of TMD Therapies

Jim Fricton, DDS


3:00-3:30 pm

Break with Exhibitors/Posters


3:30-4:30 pm

Systematic Reviews for TMJ Surgery

Eric Schiffman



2:00-3:00 pm

Whenand How to Perform Trigger Point Injections

Bernadette Jaeger, DDS


3:00-3:30 pm 

Break with Exhibitors/Posters


3:30-4:30 pm

Systematic Reviews of Headache Management

Steve Scrivani, DDS


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

President's Reception


Sunday, April 28, 2013




7:30 - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast



Plenary Sessions

8:00-8:30 am

Integrative Care for the Challenging Patient

Jim Fricton, DDS


8:30-9:00 am

Role of the Health Psychologist

Mark Weisberg, PhD


9:00-9:30 AM

Role of the Physical Therapist

Karen Decker, PT


9:30-9:45 AM



9:45-10:15 AM

Role of the Pain Physician

Al Clavel, MD


10:15-11:15 AM

Panel Discussion of Challenging Patients

Morning Presenters


11:15-11:30 AM

Summation / Closing Remark


Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27,2012

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dental Assistants TMD Course

Catalina Morarasu, DDS



Accreditation Statement


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 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2014.




Total credit educational hours being offered at this conference are 25.6 (including core conference, preconference workshops, breakfast forums & lunch sessions).  The core conference offers 14.6 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.



Conference Educational Objectives

1. To provide conference attendees the opportunity to refresh their knowledge of medications used in the treatment of the orofacial pain patient and receive the latest information on new medications for the treatment of pain.

2. To provide conference attendees the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and skill in the treatment of TMD.

3. To provide the conference attendee with an overview of dental sleep medicine and receive recent updates in this area.

4. To provide the conference attendee with a better understanding of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network and the opportunities to advance new knowledge in the areas of TMD and orofacial pain.

5. To provide the conference attendee with the latest research examining risk factors for chronic pain and the prevention of chronic pain.

6. To provide the conference attendee with the results of recent research that improves the diagnosis and understanding of neuropathic pain.

7. To provide the conference attendee with a better understanding of central sensitization and the research examining bruxism and cervical pain in the development of this clinical problem.

8.  To provide the conference attendee with new knowledge of the relationship between headaches and TMD.


9.  To provide the conference attendee with a better understanding of when and how to perform trigger point injections.


10.  To provide the conference attendee with a better understanding of how to utilize an integrated team approach to assess and manage the challenging patient.


11.  The conference attendee will receive information that is clinically relevant and applicable to their clinical practice.