Dr. Okeson is Professor, Division Chief and Director of the Orofacial Pain Program at the University of Kentucky, which he established in 1977. Dr. Okeson has more than 240 publications and has authored two textbooks on TM disorders and orofacial pain which have been translated into eleven different languages. Dr. Okeson has presented more than 1200 invited lectures on the subject of TMD and orofacial pain in all 50 states and in 55 different countries. He has received numerous teaching awards including “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.