TMD – Joints, Muscles, Occlusion and Posture

22.50 CE Credits | $5,795



Dates & Locations:
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Course Objectives

TMD patients present the restorative dentist with challenges that frequently involve much more than an intimate knowledge of occlusion to address. For many, referral is the preferred action when more than occlusion is involved. For some, providing therapeutic changes to the occlusion with appliances, utilizing physical therapy to re-create muscle harmony, and prescribing diagnostic imaging to review the anatomy can provide invaluable information for the restorative process while providing relief and healing for most TMD patients. This requires knowledge and skills beyond restorative dentistry and occlusion.

Workshop Type:

3-Day Lecture/Hands-On

Participants Will Learn:

  • Identification and examination of the muscles in the head and neck
  • Agonist and antagonist muscle relationships in TMD patients
  • Why joints break down
  • Why some clicks are dangerous and some are not
  • How and when to order imaging (CT and MRI)
  • How to read and interpret CT and MRI
  • How to identify patients at high risk for dental treatment
  • To identify postural changes associated with TMD
  • Why and how to refer for physical therapy

Topics and Exercises:

  • Observation and diagnostic skills with TMD patients
  • Muscle palpation in the TMD patient
  • Joint evaluation in the TMD patient
  • Postural evaluation and physical therapy considerations
  • Demonstrations of JVA and T-Scan as data collection tools

TMD – Joints, Muscles, Occlusion and Posture

22.50 CE Credits| Cost $5,795

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