SIG on Orofacial and Head Pain

The SIG on Orofacial and Head Pain aims to:

Provide a multidisciplinary forum for discussion and exchange regarding the research, educational and clinical aspects of orofacial pain.Encourage research in the area, including multicenter studies, in order to enhance knowledge on the subject and advance the ability to alleviate pain in patients with orofacial pain. Critically examine and fine-tune, within and across the disciplines involved, the existing schemes for classification, diagnosis, and treatment of orofacial pain.

NEW in 2016: The Fact Sheets for the Global Year Against Orofacial Pain have been revised and are being translated into several languages. The English-language Fact Sheets are now available, and various translations will soon be as well.


The IASP SIG on Orofacial and Head Pain keeps an archive of published newsletters.

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Officers [Term 2018-2021]

Chair: Yoshiki Imamura (Japan)

Vice Chair: Lene Baad-Hansen (Denmark)

Past Chair: Rafael Benoliel (USA)

Secretary/Treasurer: Paulo Conti (Brazil)

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