As a result of The TMJ Association's tireless advocacy efforts, the National Institutes of Health commissioned the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) to conduct the first-ever Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) study.
Obtaining a NAM study is a major accomplishment, as it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the greatest chance of affecting systemic change to improve the treatment and care of those with health conditions. The NAM study will have a major impact because it will analyze every aspect of what is happening to TMJ patients, including, but not limited to:
The NAM has held multiple public meetings. The TMJA was in attendance, along with many TMJ patients who shared their compelling testimonies.
The committee’s recommendations and the study findings will be summarized in a final report in the spring of 2020.