Howard Memorial Lecture and Student Competition: The facts and the fantasies of TMD

Howard Memorial Lecture and Student Competition: The facts and the fantasies of TMD

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 Dentist: $795.00
 AGD_Member: $350.00
 Non_AGD_Member: $425.00
 Staff_Tuition: $175.00


Jeffery P. Okeson Dr.

Date and Location:

Saturday, Mar 03, 2018: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Oregon Medical Association OMEF Event Center

CE Credit:

7 Lecture Credit Hours

Course Overview:

This presentation will separate the facts from the fantasies around temporomandibular disorders (TMD). In the past, dentists have attempted to manage their TMD patients utilizing standard dental approaches, which have not always proven to be successful. In fact, our profession has many concepts and theories that attempt to solve musculoskeletal problems with dental therapies, many of which have little to no scientific basis. This presentation will describe the present evidence that either support or disprove these concepts, including how occlusion may or may not affect TMD. Other areas that will be discussed are etiologic considerations and treatment strategies, including the use of occlusal appliances.

Course Objectives:

Learn how to discern which pain disorders will respond to therapy and which will not Understand the relationship between occlusion, bruxism and temporomandibular disorders Identify the most favorable orthopedically stable relationship between the occlusion and condylar position for restorative dentistry Determine when occlusal changes are indicated for the management of TMD Recognize the appropriate use of occlusal appliance therapy for muscle and joint pain Determine what you do next when an occlusal appliance reduces the patient’s TMD symptoms

About the Clinician:

Dr. Jeffrey Okeson currently is a professor and chairman of the Department of Oral Health Science and director of the Orofacial Pain Center at the University of Kentucky College of Dentisty, where he received his dental degree. He has authored three textbooks and more than 200 other publications and has presented more than 650 lectures on the subject of TMD/orofacial pain widely used worldwide. Dr. Okeson is an active member of many TMD and orofacial pain organizations holding many offices and serving on numerous committees and boards. He is a distinguished, very sought-after lecturer and has been awarded many honors and recognitions.
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