Professor and Director, Orofacial Pain Center, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
• Clinical Track: Preventing Rx Opioid Abuse: The Role of Dentists
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm
Dr. Jeffrey Okeson, DMD, is a Professor and Director of the Orofacial Pain Center at the University of Kentucky, which he founded in 1977. The Center is a multi-professional group comprised of dentists, psychologists and physical therapists trained in managing chronic head and neck pain. Dr. Okeson has authored two textbooks on temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain that have been translated into 11 foreign languages. He is a very sought after speaker on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain and has presented more than 1,100 invited lectures on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain in all 50 states and in 54 different countries. He has received numerous teaching awards including “The International Dentist of the Year Award” from the Academy of Dentistry International in recognition of his worldwide efforts in providing education in the area of orofacial pain.