Welcome to ANZAOP

In Pursuit of Better
Orofacial Pain Management

We are an academy of dentists and other health professionals, dedicated to alleviating pain and suffering through the promotion of excellence in education, research, and patient care in the field of orofacial pain and associated disorders.

Our academy

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain (ANZAOP)

We are the sister academy of the American Association of Orofacial Pain (AAOP). We are the primary body in the field of Orofacial Pain in Australia and New Zealand.

Our AIM

We encourage and support progression in the field of orofacial pain management and advance the scientific principles on which clinical practice and protocols are based

OUR MEMBERSHIP

Join Us

All health practitioners may be eligible for membership in the Academy.

Practitioners wishing to maintain a liason with the Academy may approach the Executive to be considered for Guest Membership. A candidate can be proposed for Associate membership by two full members to the Secretary of the Academy 3 months prior to the Annual General Meeting.

SINCE 1986​

History

The Academy was established in 1986 as the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders by Dr Tom Wilkinson who was a member of the American Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders.

The Academy has increased in membership and many new members have a background in Orofacial Pain and in 2005 the Academy changed its name to the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain.
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