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04-5631-17043: TMD Disease: Treatment

Course Abstract:

Contact Hours (CE): The Academy of Dental Learning and OSHA Training, LLC, designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits (4 CEs).
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Published: June 2013
Updated: August 2017
Expires: September 2020
Pages: 36
Course Instructor: William D. Bellavia, DDS, MAGD, FAANaOS-L, FABDMS-C
Health Science Editor: Megan Wright, RDH, MS
No conflicts of interest are reported by the author or by educational planning committee members.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student will:
  • Understand the basic treatment options for TMJ.
  • Identify the differing methods of treating TMJ.
  • List the steps to follow in treating TMJ.
  • Identify other diseases associated with TMJ.

Course Description

This is a stand alone course and also the third module in a three part series on Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. The course is a comprehensive discussion of treatment options for patients afflicted with the syndrome . Topics include: medication management, use of splints, nutrition counseling, TENS application, ultrasound are discussed as part of an interdisciplinary approach to TMD. The treatment approach is to manage the syndrome of TMD by use of a variety of treatments via differential diagnosis which seeks to alleviate pain associated with the malady.

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Contact Hours: 4.00
Price: $40.00

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