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.
AAOP Podcast # 16 with Dr. Greene: Overtreatment Successes TMD: What are the Negative Consequences?
Dr. Greene wil be discussing the impact of overtreatment "successes" in the field of temporomandibular disorders. Dr. Greene has been involved for many years in clinical research and teaching in the area of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain. From 1965-1984 he worked with Dr. Daniel Laskin in the UIC College of Dentistry TMJ and Facial Pain Research Center. From 1986 to 1995 he worked at Northwestern University Dental School with Dr. Harold Perry as co-director of their TMD Clinic. Since returning to UIC in 1995, Dr. Greene has served as Director of Orofacial Pain Studies. He was a Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthodontics, and he has contributed many articles and lectures to the orthodontic specialty in the USA and abroad. He has published over 150 articles, book chapters, and abstracts, and was co-editor of a multi-author book about temporomandibular disorders in 2006. A new multi-author book on TMDs co-edited by Dr. Greene and Dr. Laskin was released in 2013. In 2015 Dr. Greene was one of four co-editors on a book entitled “TMD and Orthodontics”. He is a Life Member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain as well as the International Association for Dental Research. He retired from UIC in 2018 and is currently Clinical Professor Emeritus.
AAOP Podcast #15 with Dr. Craig Miller: Burning Mouth Disorder and What Most Clinicians Overlook
Dr. Craig Miller discusses the diagnosis and management of patients suffering with burning mouth. Dr. Miller is the Alvin L. Morris Professor of Oral Health Research and Chief, Division of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He has been with the University for 33 years and holds a joint appointment in the College of Medicine. Dr. Miller has had a prolific scientific career - authoring 11 book titles and more than 300 scientific articles and commentaries that have appeared in more than 60 scientific journals. He has collaborated with more than 100 scientists and clinicians. He is passionate about education and has helped mentor hundreds of dental, medical, graduate and undergraduate students.
AAOP Podcast # 14 with Dr. Dawn Buse: Behavioral Approach to Migraine Management
Dr. Dawn Buse is a licensed psychologist who specializes in helping people live well with chronic diseases, including chronic pain. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Headache Society. She is currently a Clinical Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Health Psychology Doctor Program of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. Dr. Buse has been a co-investigator in multiple studies of migraine and a recipient of multiple research and professional awards for her work on headache conditions. In this podcast Dr. Buse will be discussing the behavioral approach to the management of headache migraine.
AAOP Podcast # 13 with Dr. Marcela Romero Reyes: New Approaches in Headache Medicine
University of Maryland, School of Dentistry Assoc.Professor,Director Brotman FacialPain Clinic
1. Understand the role of orofacial pain practitioners in the management of headaches.
2. Review the red flags or warning signs in the evaluation of headaches complaints.
3. Describe the new therapeutic approaches in headache medicine.
AAOP Podcast #12 with Dr. Fernando Exposto: An Update on Referred Muscle Pain
In this new episode we will be discussing with Dr. Fernando Exposto, DDS, MSc, PhD about muscle pain and pain referral. Dr. Fernando Exposto is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow and Clinical Instructor at Aarhus University in Denmark. He obtained his PhD degree in Health Sciences at the same university in 2019. He graduate from dental school at ISCSEM in Lisbon (Portugal)in 2007. He completed a Master in Dental Sciences, Danube University (Austria) from 2007 to 2011. In 2015, he graduated from the 2 year CODA approved program in Orofacial Pain at the University of Kentucky (USA). From 2016 to 2018 he completed a Master in Headache Disorders at the Copenhagen University (Denmark). Dr. Exposto is a Diplomate by the American Board of Orofacial Pain since 2016.
Comparison of masseter muscle referred sensations after mechanical and glutamate stimulation: a randomized, double-blind, controlled, cross-over study. / Exposto, Fernando; Udagawa, Gen; Naganawa, Takuya; Svensson, Peter. In: Pain, Vol. 159, No. 12, 01.12.2018, p. 2649-2657.
Comparison of Pain-Generated Functional Outcomes in Experimental Models of Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness and Nerve Growth Factor Injection of the Masticatory Muscles./ Zhang Y, Exposto FG, Grigoriadis A, Lobbezoo F, Koutris M, Zhang J, et al. Journal of oral & facial pain and headache [Internet]. 2020 Sep [cited 2021 Feb 13];34(4):311–22.
Further evidence for overlaps among chronic pain conditions : But no news about causal relationships. / Svensson, Peter; Exposto, Fernando.
In: Journal of Oral and Facial Pain and Headache, Vol. 34, No. Suppl., 2020, p. s6-s8.
AAOP Podcast #11 with Dr. Schiffman: TMD Research, Patient Care, and Diagnostic Criteria
Dr. Eric Schiffman, DDS, MS, is a Professor and the Director of Clinical Research at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Schiffman has over 35 years of experience treating orofacial pain patients. He has received over $17 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has over 60 peer-reviewed publications, 12 book chapters and 3 patents – with another pending. He has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on topics pertaining to the prevalence, etiology, diagnosis, and management of patients with TMD and orofacial pain. Past research as a NIH study principal investigator includes developing and publishing validated Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD) for the most common TMD - for use in both the clinical and research settings. Past research in TMD management includes assessing the long-term effectiveness, in patients with symptomatic TMJ closed lock with limited mouth opening, of medical management compared to comprehensive rehabilitation with and without TMJ surgery. He has also researched the longitudinal impact of TMJ intra-articular disorders on jaw pain, function and disability. In addition, in the NIH-funded National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN), he assessed the management of TMD patients by dentists in their practices. He currently has a NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop and test a new version of the Restful Jaw device – a device attached to the dental chair that is designed to support the jaw during dental procedures including the surgical removal of third molars. Finally, he is a co-owner of the inter-disciplinary Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic where he manages TMD and orofacial pain patients in the Saint Paul location.