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Outsmarting Temporomandibular Disorders: Tricks and Principles for Diagnosing TMD and Simple Regimens for Treatment

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November 08, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Continuing Education

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Temporomandibular disorders, or TMD, has an intimidating reputation as an over-sized cloud of confusion. When it strikes, we don’t know from where it came or where it will go. But in actuality, TMD is an area that any dentist can approach with confidence, if given the right instruction. Rather than just give textbook descriptions of diagnoses, this highly practical course will give you the right tools to narrow in on the correct diagnosis and simple but safe and effective treatments. Your dental staff will also find this course useful, as they can play a large part of teaching the home care regimen to your TMD patients.

You Will Learn

  • The right questions to ask your patients to hone in on the cause of their TMD
  • Principles of an efficient, purposeful jaw examination
  • Safe, simple and effective treatments with emphasis on a home care regimen that places much of the responsibility and ability on the patient for getting results

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for all dental practitioners, dental staff and physicians.

Tuition: $245 Dentists; $185 Allied Dental Professionals (includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning)
Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF     
Credits: This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.


Andrew Young, DDS, MSD, is director of the Pacific Center for Orofacial Disorders, managing temporomandibular disorders and neuropathic pain. He received an MSD in orofacial pain from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and is a diplomate and fellow of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.

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