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Presented by Ann-Marie C. DePalma

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PACE Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education

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Course Description

Orofacial Pain, TMJ

Temporomandibular Disorders are a group of conditions, often painful, that affects the Temporomandibular Joint and the muscles of mastication. It has been estimated by the National Institutes of Health that approximately 10 million people are affected. As dental team members, many are unaware of the signs, symptoms, and treatments available for these patients. This course will provide dental team members, who may have only the basic knowledge of the TM joint, with a very detailed and informed presentation involving the structure and function of the joint, etiological factors of disease, examination and evaluation methods used, and treatment modalities offered. The role of the dental team in TMD will also be discussed. A personal discussion will also be offered.

“The educational teaching methodology used in this course is live, interactive lecture presented via Zoom webinar with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation. Both the live webinar and the PowerPoint presentation incorporate a variety of audio and visual cues to enhance audience members’ understanding and retention of key concepts. In addition, question and answer periods are provided for at the conclusion of each section of the live webinar.”

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic review of the anatomy of the Temporomandibular Joint.
  2. Identify the signs and symptoms of TMD (Temporomandibular Disorders) that can be recognized in patients.
  3. Explain the possible etiological factors which contribute to the development of TMD.
  4. Discuss the various methods of evaluation and treatment of TMD patients.
  5. Discuss the role of the dental team in TMD in providing comprehensive care for TMD patients.