We Need Your Help

Dear Patients and Colleagues;

The National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards is reviewing the application from the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) to make Orofacial Pain the newest specialty of Dentistry.  The Commission is now inviting public comment before final approval.

We encourage you to send a letter of support regarding the need to recognize Orofacial Pain as a dental specialty to the National Commission. 

Written comments will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. (central daylight savings time (CST)) on October, 28, 2019.

The contact info is:

Catherine Baumann, M.A.P.S. 
Director, National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards

This has been a dream of Dr. Auvenshine’s for years, since he first began pioneering this field 30+ years ago.  Please do not let this historic opportunity pass without taking action.  There is active opposition from individuals and groups including for-profit companies. It is therefore imperative that you to do your part and make you voice heard on this important access to care issue