30 years ago, the very first scientific meeting of the Asian Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders (AACMD) was held in Osaka, Japan. The previous year the association was founded by dentists from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. The AACMD has the longest history among asian associations devoted to the diagnosis and management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain. All meetings are characterised by the relentless pursuit of knowledge geared towards alleviating human suffering. <READ MORE>
This is the first university-based academic and clinical TMD & Orofacial Pain program through the combined efforts of the University of the Philippines and the Orofacial Pain Association. The objectives of the program are; to provide clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of TMD & Orofacial Pain (OFP) and provide opportunities for research in the areas of TM joint disorders, masticatory muscle dysfunction and related facial pain.
We believe that there is a need for well trained General Dentists who will be able to treat TMD & OFP in the clinic, as well as excel in academic and research areas. As such, they will find a place in a full time or part time TMD practice collaborating with other specialties such as restorative dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery and radiology and function as leaders of TMD teams in their own dental communities.
The First batch of UP TOPP is scheduled to begin on July 13, 2016. The venue is at the Centennial Room at the University of the…
Professor Jeffrey Okeson
Director, Orofacial Pain Center UKY,
Books: - Management of Temporomandibular Disorders - Bell’s Orofacial Pain
Back to back with
Professor Christopher Peck
Dean, University of Sydney School of Dentistry
with research on: Biomechanics of jaw function, dysfunction and TMDs Biopsychosocial contributors to pain-related impaired jaw function Orofacial pain and motor activity of the jaw CNS changes involved in facial pain conditions.