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Member Organizations

  Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences

  American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
  American Equilibration Society

  International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics

  International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics

International Association for Orthodontics

Sacro Occipital Technique Organization–USA

Tennessee CRANIO

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The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP) (formerly known as the American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain) was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in August, 1985, to fulfill a need for more widespread knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular disorders and to seek specialty status for those whose main professional interest is in the clinical treatment of head, neck and face pain patients.  Establishing a dental specialty related to these disorders will further the practitioner's  goals of professional and public responsibility.

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Founded in 1955, the American Equilibration Society is the largest organization in the world that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of dental occlusion (bite problems) and disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and associated muscles. AES is an organization that is multispecialty, encompassing general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, prosthodontists, orthodontists and allied health care professionals. Membership is composed of academicians and clinicians.


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The  International Association of Physiologicic Aesthetics (IACA) was established not only to provide a vehicle for health care professionals to learn and experience advanced oral health and practice management education.  But also, to create an enjoyable environment in which Doctors, family and their team members could interact.

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The International Association for Orthodontics (IAO) was established in the United States in 1961 to promote international cooperation in the orthodontic field of dentistry. IAO is a progressive and dynamic organization of general dentists, pediatric dentists and other dentists that provide orthodontic care to patients. 
The IAO is the oldest and largest of the national and international non-specialty orthodontic groups. The association has a wide variety of programs in education, professional support, clinical experience and literature


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The International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) is a society of health care professionals who have a common interest in the anatomy and physiology of occlusion, jaw function and orthopedics dysfunction with resultant symptoms in the head and neck.  The primary objectives of the College is to understand the physiology of jaw function, and, to alleviate the widespread human suffering of those persons afflicted with head and neck pain and dysfunction.

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Sacro Occipital Technique Organization (SOTO) – USA is a nonprofit organization formed to promote the awareness, understanding and utilization of the Sacro Occipital Technique method of chiropractic as founded and developed by Dr. Major Bertrand DeJarnette.  SOTO-USA embraces the multidisciplinary arena for the purpose of sharing information to improve the quality of patient care, particularly as related to TMD interdisciplinary care. Membership is open to all disciplines.

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TN Cranio

Tennessee C.R.A.N.I.O., a regional TMD organization, was founded in 1981. It is one of the nation’s oldest TMD Study Clubs that has been in continuous operation since its inception.  Its membership includes dentists, physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors. The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice credits its origin to an early TN Crano organizational meeting.

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Academy of Applied Myofunctional Science (AAMS)'s focus is to provide educational and research media in the area of myofunctional therapy and the stomatognathic system. To build a membership network of aligned professionals to facilitate scientific research as well as expand and develop the field of myofunctional therapy. AMMST seeks to build networking relationships with interdisciplinary and allied health professionals.