The European Academy of Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction was founded 14th of July 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The seat of the Academy is Bettmeralp, Switzerland. The financial year of the Academy shall be the calendar year and It is an association within the meaning of Swiss Civil Code § 60 et seqq.

The Academy will organize annual scientific conferences to create a meeting place for all professionals dedicated to Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction(OPD). It is the Academy’s ambition to establish and maintain an active network of OPD experts who can advance knowledge and best clinical practice in this field.

The Academy can organize closed conferences. These will be limited to members of the Academy. It is intended that these conferences can have an interactive and/or hands-on element. The aim of these conferences is to establish ‘best practice’ within the Academy.

The Academy can organize open conferences. These will be open to anyone with an interest in the OPD field.

All conferences will be organised by a committee made up of  the Meeting Officer and the Treasurer, both of whom will be members of the Executive Board, and the National Liaison of the country hosting the conference, and any other person appointed by the Executive Board.


Dominik Ettlin, President

Marie-Christine Ketelaer, Secretary

Mark Ossentjuk, Treasurer

Leon Verhagen, Meeting Officer 

Rosaria Bucci, SPC chair