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TMJ RoundTable Update - June 2017

From the time of the June 16, 2016 meeting, until last month, progress has been slow. However, over the past couple of months we have the following accomplishments to share with you.

Pain Drawings: An Important Tool for Health Care Practitioners

Last year we shared with you a study in which investigators found patients with more severe and chronic TMD are likely to experience other persistent pain conditions in other parts of the body, seemingly unrelated to problems in the jaw or face. Yet patients often do not mention these "overlapping" or "comorbid" pain conditions when they see a dentist or health care provider.

Primary Temporomandibular Disorders and Comorbid Conditions

The aim of this study is to evaluate the distribution of the most common comorbid conditions associated with chronic temporomandibular disorders, and the pharmacological agents which play an integral role in the overall management of temporomandibular joint disorders. Abstract: INTROD

Overdiagnosis and Unnecessary Therapy

Many dental practitioners continue to use radiographic or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) as the sole means of establishing that there is a pathology present that requires treatment.

TMD Self-Management Programs

Self-management (SM) programs in temporomandibular disease (TMD) are a core component of pain management of TMD throughout its course and are often given to patients as a first essential step after diagnosis.


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From time to time, TMJ patients who contact The TMJ Association ask to be put in touch with other TMJ patients in order to discuss their common experiences. ...

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TMJ Circle of Support De vez em quando, ATM pacientes que entraram em contato com a ATM Associação pedir para ser colocado em contato com outros pacientes DA ATM para discutir suas experiências comuns. A ATM Associaç&atild ...

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TMJ Circle of Support Von Zeit zu Zeit, TMJ-Patienten, die sich das Kiefergelenk Verband, lassen Sie in Kontakt mit anderen TMJ-Patienten um sie über ihre gemeinsamen Erfahrungen. Das Kiefergelenk Verband beteiligt sich an den folgenden Social ...

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