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Webinar: How to Successfully Diagnose and Treat TMD

How to diagnose and treat TMJ issuesAs Dr. Dawson has said, “Successful outcomes for patients with temporomandibular disorders can be some of the most rewarding experiences in a general dental practice.”

In a study of over 45,000 households, 1 in 5 have suffered from orofacial pain in the last 6 months, illustrating the large opportunity our profession has to provide successful outcomes that can greatly impact patients’ lives.

In order to effectively treat patients with TMD, we must first be able to accurately diagnose the root of their pain and then predictably treat them. Unfortunately, most dentists do not feel prepared or confident to do either. 

In this webinar discover:

  • The difference between Occluso-Muscle Disorders, Intracapsular Disorders and Orofacial Pain Related Disorders
  • How to diagnose the problem accurately
  • When and how to use splint therapy for suspected TMJ disorders
  • How to approach TMD patients with restorative and esthetic needs
  • Overview of airway diagnosis and it’s importance as a consideration in treatment

How to recognize and treat TMJ issues

Dr. Cobb was born and raised in the Washington DC area and graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1984. He joined the practice of his father, Dr. Everett Cobb, and maintains a private practice in the District of Columbia focusing on restorative and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Cobb is involved with a number of dental organizations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Equilibration Society and is a Fellow in the International College of Dentists. In addition to maintaining his practice, Dr. Cobb volunteers extensively both nationally and internationally. He volunteers routinely with local dental clinics for the underserved in the DC area, the AACD “Give Back a Smile” program and Somos Amigos Medical Mission in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Cobb has been on numerous trips with Somos Amigos and is the dental coordinator for the mission. He has been recognized with numerous awards for his philanthropic efforts.