Congratulations to the Mini Residency Class of  2017 Mini Residency

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33 newly revised and updated hour long lectures that can be immediately streamed
or purchased as DVDs.

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Jeffrey P Okeson, DMD

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Professor and Director
 Orofacial  Pain Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, USA

To hear Dr. Okeson's summary of the lecture series,
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About Jeff Okeson

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     Dr. Jeffrey P Okeson has dedicated his career to educating students, residents and clinicians in the areas of occlusion, temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain. He has been a full time faculty member at the University of Kentucky for 42 years. He is recognized worldwide as an authority in the field of TMD and orofacial pain, lecturing in every state in the USA and 54 different foreign countries. His textbooks have been translated into eleven different foreign languages and have become a standard for teaching throughout the world. His peers have called him the “World Ambassador for Orofacial pain”. He is a highly sought after speaker and has given more than 1200 invited lectures throughout the world. He has received numerous awards, honors and recognitions for his outstanding teaching and educational abilities. Some of these awards include the campus wide University of Kentucky “Great Teacher Award”, the Provost’s Distinguished Service Professorship, the American Academy of Orofacial Pain’s Service Award and the first ever “Distinguished Alumni Award” from the College of Dentistry. In addition, he received the State of Kentucky Acorn Award for the best professor in the state and was inducted into the University of Kentucky Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Dr. Okeson has also received “The International Dentist of the Year Award” from the Academy of Dentistry International. This is the highest award recognized by this Academy and was given to him in recognition of his worldwide efforts in providing education in the area of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain. In addition to his two textbooks, he has more then 220 publications in scientific journals. He is director of the Orofacial Pain Center at the University of Kentucky which he founded in 1977.  He has developed several full-time teaching programs associated with the Center. The Master of Science Degree program he established was the first in the United States to be accredited by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. The Orofacial Pain Residency Program was one of the very first to be accreditated by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. This program has graduated 57 full time residents from 26 different countries. He is active in many national and international organizations and is past president of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. He is also a founding diplomate and twice past president of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.
      Dr. Okeson is a captivating lecturer with a teaching style that is engaging, logical and based on the available science. He is one of the few individuals in the world capable of bringing all these subjects together into one lecture series.

      Here are some of awards Dr. Okeson has recieved in the last ten years:



   
2015
Dr. Okeson was elected into the University of Kentucky Hall of Distinguished Alumni. He is the first and only dentist to receive this honor from the University of Kentucky.
    
   
2015
Dr. Okeson was awarded an honorary membership in the Peruvian Academy of Somatology in Lima, Peru. This was the first honorary membership award by this Academy in more than twenty years.
    
    
   
2013

    Dr. Okeson was presented the Acorn Award from the Governor’s Council on Secondary Education by University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto. This award is given by the Governor’s Council to the Top Professor of all Universities in the State of Kentucky.    
    
    
   
2009
       
Dr. Okeson received an "Honorary Professorship" from the University of Wiener in Lima, Peru.
    
    
    
   
2009
          
Dr. Okeson received the International "World Achievement Award" from the Italian Society of Orthodontics in Rome Italy for his contributions to the field of orthodontics over the last decade.
    
   
   
2009
          
Dr. Okeson received the University of Kentucky Provost’s Distinguished Service Professorship from Provost Subbaswamy.
    
    
   
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2009
             
Dr. Okeson received the American Academy of Orofacial Pain's Service Award from President Mathew Lark and Vice President Reny de Leeuw.  
    
   
   
2008
               
Dr. Okeson received the "International Dentist of the Year Award" from the Academy of Dentistry International. This is the highest award recognized by this Academy and was given to him in recognition of his worldwide efforts in providing education in the area of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain. 
      
   
2007
               
 Dr. Okeson was awarded the campus wide "The Great Teacher Award" by the University of Kentucky.