A repeatable and successful protocol for the treatment of TMJ therapy
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Presented by Dr Patrick Grossmann - LDS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 1974, BDS Lond 1974, DOrth Royal College of Surgeons Of England 1978 Specialist Orthodontist
TMD is often misdiagnosed or overlooked. Common symptoms include dull aching pain around the ear, often radiating into the face, neck, back of the head, and shoulders.
- Certain types of headaches, sometimes of migraine proportions.
- Ringing in the ears, hearing loss, "plugged" ears, ear pain.
- Tenderness of the jaw muscles.
- Clicking or popping noises when opening or closing the mouth.
- Difficulty opening the mouth or chewing, locking of jaws open or closed.
This one day course costs just £400 + VAT and is being held at the Sheraton Hotel, Heathrow on Friday 12th June 2020
The morning will be dedicated to theory and the afternoon session will be a practical hands on session for fitting and adjusting splints followed by case studies.
To educate general dental practitioners in the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of patients with Temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
- Explain how TMJ dysfunction can lead to head, neck and facial pain and the neurological pathways involved, including the concept of referred pain and trigger points
- Explain how to identify and examine patients with TMD including?the need for an MRI of the TMJ with respect to diagnosis and treatment planning
- Discuss which patients to treat and which to refer
- Recognise the problems and special needs of patients suffering from TMJ disorders
- Discuss the importance of muscle?palpation
- Describe the differentiate between intra and extra capsular disorders ? myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome (MPDS)
- Recognise how altering the maxillo-mandibular relationship affects the dental occlusion
- Explain how parafunction can lead to TMJ disorders
- Demonstrate how to measure TMJ function/range of motion
- Discuss the role of conservative treatment including counselling, physiotherapy, day and night-time splints
- Demonstrate how to adjust a splint and allow delegates to practice this on their own appliances
This training session is an introduction into recognition of, diagnosis and treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. The topics covered will allow general dental practitioners to implement appropriate procedures, with guidance as required, for the provision of TMJ therapy.
This CPD course meets the criteria for the GDC?s development outcome C