Muscle etiologySpear has released a new worn dentition course.

In “TMD: Exam to Decision,” Dr. Kevin Kwiecien guides practitioners through the process of identifying commonality of pertinent history, current findings, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment for patients with suspected muscle and/or joint etiology.

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One of the main points made during this course is that the practitioner need not have all of the answers as he or she conducts the exam. The whole point of the exam to put the pieces of the puzzle together and take some educated guesses along the way.

After viewing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Review critical components of the comprehensive exam for increased confidence and competence of muscle and joint findings
  • Discuss possible etiologies of common signs and symptoms
  • Discuss systematic process to determine appropriate path of initial diagnosis