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TMD for the Restorative Dentist: An Intro to a Systematic Process

An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from TMD related symptoms per year and are in our practice patient populations.  How does this effect a Restorative practice? Do you have a way to identify and diagnose the TMD patient?

Dr. Dawson said that if you have a symptomatic TMD patient you cannot proceed with restorative care until the patient is stable and asymptomatic. Once the concepts are understood, the Restorative dentist can diagnose and treat a large percentage of TMD patients predictably. This webinar will preview a systematic process to care for the TMD patient.
  • List the 8-step approach to treating the TMD patient
  • Ascertain when to use splint therapy
  • Differentiate between different types of splints
  • Recognize when it is appropriate to proceed with restorative care on a TMD patient
  • Evaluate TMJ health
  • Determine when TM joint imaging is indicated

Explore Dr. Cobb's full hands on class, TMD Patients: Diagnosis and Treatment