Effective TMD Diagnoses and Treatments for General Practitioners
October 25, 2019
The morning presentation will discuss initial patient evaluation and a recommended treatment protocol for integrating and utilizing multidisciplinary TMD therapies. This sequence will then be applied to 14 documented cases in which the patient's symptoms and clinical evaluation results are presented, and potential diagnoses and treatments will be discussed. Several of these cases are of patients who present with symptoms similar to TMD, but other diagnoses are determined, i.e., acute pulpalgia, sinusitis, etc.
The afternoon clinical activities will involve working with a fellow participant, in which the masticatory and cervical musculature will be palpated, various jaw positions will be reviewed, and various splints brought to the course will be adjusted. The course parallels Dr. Wright's recently published TMD textbook.
Identify patients who will not respond well to traditional TMD therapy and how that can be changed
Gain new insight of the prevalence of referred pain and the pain interconnection between the teeth, masticatory system, and cervical area
Understand which allied health professionals are able to help their TMD patients and when they would be most beneficial
Palpate the masticatory and cervical musculature of a fellow participant
Practice mandibular manipulation techniques
Adjust a splint that a fellow participant brings to the course
Check-in: 8:00 AM Program time: Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry
KDR Recipient: $198.00
Important Course Information
Participants must bring to the course a splint they provide their patients. The splint needs to be fabricated to either the participants' maxillary or mandibular arch. The splint may be fabricated from acrylic, soft thermoplastic mouth guard material, or any intermediate material (Flexite, Bruxeze, hard/soft laminated material, etc.). NTI appliances are not recommended and should not be brought. Participants must also bring a long shank acrylic bur and a long shank #6 or #8 round bur. If he or she brings a splint made from soft thermoplastic mouth guard material, the participant must also bring the cast it was molded over. The class will be limited to the first 14 dentists to register.
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