Oral Health Group

TMD – Joints, Muscles, Occlusion and Posture

August 11 - August 13, 2016
Spear Campus, 7201 E Princess Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, United States

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.

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)

Reading and interpreting CT and MRI

Identifying patients at high risk for dental treatment

To identify postural changes associated with TMD

How vision and the vestibular system affect TM disorders

Why and how to refer to physical therapy

: $5,495 U.S.
Additional Info:  Earn 24 CE credits; Spear is ADA and AGD certified.

For more information please visit:

Spear Education
7201 E. Princess Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona United States 85032
Phone: 480-588-9074
Toll Free: 866-781-0072
Email: brojek@speareducation.com
Website: http://www.speareducation.com/

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