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
Fees: $5,495 U.S.
Additional Info: Earn 24 CE credits; Spear is ADA and AGD certified.
For more information please visit:
7201 E. Princess Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona United States 85032
Toll Free: 866-781-0072
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