Every dentist will be faced with patients who suffer from temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). The symptoms vary and they may result from factors such as trauma, occlusion, sleep-related breathing disorders, and inadequate jaw size just to name a few. Many “TMJ” patients have healthy joints, but unstable joints and their symptoms are more muscle-related. Whether the patient has an inter-capsular pathology, a muscle/occlusal issue, or a combination of both, the problem can be diagnosed and treated successfully.
This course will provide the doctor with the knowledge and skill to successfully diagnose the TMJ and associated muscular. It will teach the doctor a conservative non-invasive therapeutic orthotic technique to successfully stabilize the condyles and relieve and eliminate pain and tension in the head and neck that are associated with TMD and malocclusions.
This three-day course is a combination of on-line and hands on learning
YOU WILL LEARN
- The four keys to a stable, functional, and comfortable occlusion
- How airway affects the temporomandibular joint
- Head, neck and TMJ anatomy
- How to diagnose temporomandibular joint pathology utilizing clinical examination, Cone Beam Images , and other instrumentation
- To become proficient in the utilization of the TMJ orthotic
- How tongue restrictions can play a role in TMD
- How to utilize the C2O (Condylar Centering Orthotic) to eliminate pain and stabilize the condyles
- Introduction to Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)