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Intra-oral Appliance Therapy for TM Disorders: A Hands-on Program

Intra-oral Appliance Therapy for TM Disorders: A Hands-on Program

Friday, September 12, 2014

Note: This program is full for 2014. However, you may request a place on the cancellation list for the 2014 session and receive priority notification for a future course offering by contacting the Office of Continuing Dental Education at 800-685-1418 or 612-625-1418.

Would you like hands-on experience learning how to manage patients with the more common TM disorders using intra-oral appliances?

Providing your patient with an intra-oral appliance appropriate for their specific TM disorder can be challenging. In this targeted continuing dental education program, faculty will review the most prevalent TM disorders to guide you toward accurate diagnosis and treatment. You will learn about stabilization, repositioning and anterior bite plane appliances and will receive specific guidelines for appliance selection. Hands-on exercises will give you valuable experience with: 1) making inter-occlusal records, and 2) delivery and adjustment of a stabilization appliance. In addition, you will receive tips on communicating effectively with your dental lab and submitting for reimbursement. Course size is limited to allow close interaction with the course instructors, who are experts in the field of TMD and orofacial pain.

Benefits/Objectives

Through illustrated lectures, clinical demonstrations and hands-on exercises you will learn how to:

  • describe the most common TM disorders.
  • identify the patients you can manage with self care and a splint.
  • explain the contributing factors in TM disorders.
  • select the appropriate intra-oral appliance based on the diagnosis.
  • distinguish between stabilization, repositioning and anterior bite plane appliances.
  • make an inter-occlusal record.
  • deliver and adjust a stabilization appliance.
Who Should Attend

Dentists who would like to enhance their understanding of TM disorders, receive practical experience with making inter-occlusal records, and with selecting, delivering and adjusting intra-oral appliances.

Educational Method

Illustrated lectures, demonstration and hands-on clinical exercises.

Equipment and Supplies

Prior to the course, registrants will be asked to take both maxillary and mandibular casts of their own dentition with a bite registration and work through the School of Dentistry’s laboratory to have stabilization appliances fabricated. Detailed instructions will be provided with registration confirmation. Lab fees are included as part of course tuition.

Course Instructors

Gary C. Anderson, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Professor, Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences; Director, Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Clinics, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota.

Mariona Mulet Pradera, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Program Director, Graduate Program in TMD and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota.

Eric L. Schiffman, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Professor and Director, Division of TMD and Orofacial Pain, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota. This continuing dental education course is under the direction of Dr. Schiffman.

Tonia Sontoya, C.P.C., Certified Professional Coder, Billing/Coding Compliance Executive Assistant, Patient Accounting Department, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota.
 

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