About Us

The Canadian Chapter of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) was founded at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the AACP held in Denver. At that time, the goal of the founding Canadian members was to create a network of support and collaboration for Canadian dentists and to facilitate the sharing of an increasing amount of knowledge of craniofacial pain across all regions of Canada. Very soon afterwards, sleep breathing disorders were included because of their inseparable connection to pain.

Our 1st Conference was held in 2007 and continued every year and here we are this year at our 10th Conference! This growth and success would not have been possible without the loyalty and generous support of our Vendors, many of whom have been with us from the very beginning.

Mission Statement

AACP Vision Statement

The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain will continue to be the organization promoting advancement of knowledge in Craniofacial Pain, Temporomandibular Disorders, and Dental Sleep Medicine by providing a common ground for clinical practice and research to professionals for the benefit of the public.

AACP Mission Statement

The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain is committed to the relief of craniofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders and dental sleep related disorders and supporting the advancement of education, research and dissemination of knowledge and skills in these areas.

AACP Purposes

  1. To elevate and enhance the professional standards of diagnosis and treatment in the field of craniofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders;
  2. To encourage research and further study of craniofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders;
  3. For the benefit of the public to recognize those professionals who have specialized knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and treatment of craniofacial and temporomandibular disorders;
  4. To promote and improve professional levels of competency within this field of health care;
  5. To encourage the highest standards of excellence for practitioners in the field;
  6. To determine the professional competence of applicants who serve in the public through their practice in this field;
  7. To issue Fellowship certificates to members of the Academy who have successfully fulfilled the requirements for said status regardless of age, race, creed, sex, color or national origin;
  8. To establish criteria and administer a program for the recertification of individuals who have been granted Fellowship;
  9. To provide and/or approve ongoing and continuing education to the practitioners in this field, the appropriate allied medical fields, and the public at large; and
  10. To establish, maintain and disseminate a comprehensive directory of Academy members for distribution to members of the dental and medical professions.

Guiding Principles, Values and Beliefs

The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain believes that:

  1. The dentist is the primary oral health care provider.
  2. Craniofacial Pain health care should be based on scientific principles and clinical judgment.
  3. The AACP is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values and embraces diversity. This enables the AACP to be more responsive to the needs and perspectives of its members.
  4. The AACP will strive to eliminate barriers to the utilization of Craniofacial Pain/TMD treatment.

Officers & Directors

Officers, Directors, Committees



Sean Mavandandi

Past president

Nabil Tabbara


Nathan Muirhead


Amelia Deliakis



Dennis Marangos

Brad Campbell

Roger Cheung

Board of Directors:

Sean Mavadandi

Nathan Muirhead
Secretary Website, Newsletter

Amelia Deliakis

Nabil Tabbara
Past President

Roger Cheung
Continuing Education

Dennis Marangos
Membership Chair

Brad Campbell
Program Chair

About AACP Canada

The Canadian Chapter of the
American Academy of Craniofacial
Pain (AACP) was founded at the 2007
Annual Meeting of the AACP
held in Denver. At that time,

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Contact Info

AACP Canadian Chapter
307-4603 Kingsway,
Burnaby, BC V5H 4M4